Principal Highways Design Engineer – Equans – Grimsby


Domain: Foremen/Supervisors/Design office

Job type: Standard

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Principal Highways Design Engineer to join our team in Grimsby on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37.50 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £45,000 – £50,000 depending upon skills & experience benefits package.

General Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Equans’ Professional Services function, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy including Civil, Structures, Infrastructure and Build.

Equans is North East Lincolnshire Council’s long-term Regeneration Partner delivering a number of services on their behalf, including the Highways Design Service. We are proud of our established, successful and award-winning partnership – our team having secured a number of high profile regeneration and infrastructure projects, as well as being responsible for delivery of the Local Transport Plan for North East Lincolnshire. This role supports the team in their delivery of a first-class service to its customers and fully contributes to delivering sustainable development and growth in North East Lincolnshire.

You will be part of the Professional Services team, dealing with a variety of infrastructure projects including highway maintenance to large capital civil and structural projects. Examples of previous projects have been a number of multi million regeneration schemes within Grimsby and Cleethorpes enhancing the public realm, and delivery of new trunk roads and industrial estate access roads to promote business development in the area.

You will join an expanding team of engineers, technicians, apprentices and site support staff. Enthusiastic and dedicated, you will have demonstrable experience in design and management of highway projects, the ability to supervise people and projects and work independently.

Equans offer the opportunity of a great work life balance with hybrid working arrangements & other great benefits commensurate with a large organisation.

Key Responsibilities

As Principal Highway Engineer, have overarching design and engineering responsibility for all members of the team Highways Design Team.

Where appointed, support the Project Managers in the delivery of major schemes.
Manage and co-ordinate workload of the team to achieve project deliverables within the agreed time, quality, and financial objectives.
Develop design briefs in collaboration with clients and form project agreements,
Co-ordinate design work with an innovative approach considering conservation, sustainability, and budget.
Lead and contribute to design reviews ensuring design quality, monitor emerging legislation and engineering standards.
Be competent in Autodesk Civil 3D design.
Programme manage schemes through the design, tender and construction process, monitor and report on deliverables, programmes, risk and manage change control.
Produce and co-ordinate tender packages for works, this includes; pre-construction phase health and safety plans, bill of quantities, drawings and contractual documentation.
Ensure the scheme design complies with the specification and agreed programme and designs comply with health and safety regulations, CDM requirements and are assessed for environmental impact.
Liaise with clients, stakeholders and third parties as necessary and deal with complex or contentious issues in a positive and professional manner. Communicate and co-ordinate with other members of the project team. Communicate clearly and provide regular progress reports, attend site and project board meetings and consultation events.
Participate in and where necessary lead on, scheme consultation.
Engage in early contractor involvement on necessary projects.
Undertake on-site inspections, provide feedback and solutions where required.
Deliver the service in line with quality management procedures and demonstrate an understanding of the principles behind these.
Support the Design Consultancy in delivering improved services, and promote and instil Equans values.
Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be expected at this level.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary banding of £45,000 – £50,000 depending upon skills & experience benefits package, which includes;

24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts
Cycle to work scheme
Holiday purchase scheme
2 corporate social responsibility days per year
Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Qualifications or Required Experience

Qualified to degree level or equivalent.
Chartered status with a relevant professional body or working towards Chartership is desirable but not essential.
A proven track record in the Highways and Transportation and or infrastructure industry.
Ability to work on own initiative with limited management.
Experience, knowledge and understanding of drafting and administrating NEC3 & 4 contracts.
Experience, knowledge and understanding of DMRB design standards and Local Authority procedures in relation to the design and construction of highway schemes under section 38 and 278 of the Highways Act.
Detailed understanding of Health and Safety legislation, working experience of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and understanding of legislative aspects of project delivery.
Proficient in the use of industry standard computer software including AutoCAD, Key Signs, Key Lines and Auto Tracks. Knowledge and experience of using 3D highway modelling software.
Commercial awareness and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary design environment.
Ability to communicate confidently and clearly, conduct effective negotiations with client, stakeholders, subcontractors and third parties.
Demonstrate a high level of initiative in managing workload, be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and the attitude, conduct and demeanour to reflect Equans values.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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