Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

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Principal civil engineer provides training and technical support to design staff on the Building Information Modeling system, which provides 3D models using project specifications and content for transport and water infrastructure.

Principal Civil Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure designs are carried out in accordance with current (DMRB) design standards taking into account CDM (Construction Design Management) legislation, whole life costing, value and risk management
Acts as SME for seismic qualification of substation equipment and seismic design of various equipment/supports, and components of the electric substation and transmission system
Carrying out and checking detailed design calculations
Design safety leadership, and developing good safety culture
Site representation
Prepare detailed designs on a wide range of schemes
Produce cost estimates
Prepare tender documentation
Deal directly with clients and others involved in a project
Manage multidisciplinary project team members

Principal Civil Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Principal Civil Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HAZWOPER, OSHA, MSHA, PE, III, II, TC, ASNT, QC, LLC

Education for Principal Civil Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the principal civil engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering, Design, Technical, Construction, Graduate, Leadership, Project Management, Education, Engineering and Technology

Skills for Principal Civil Engineer

Desired skills for principal civil engineer include:

Commercial arrangements and relationships
Commitment to health and safety
Contract types and procurement options
Budget management
DMRB
Financial performance and familiar with current industry best practice
Road design using 3D computer modelling packages
116 and 185 agreements
117 and 278 and Water Authority sections 104
DMRB and DMURS

Desired experience for principal civil engineer includes:

Able to co-ordinate with Statutory Utilities to ensure capacity for new development exists within existing networks
Able to identify, design and procure Statutory Utilities diversions be familiar with NRSWA procedures
Familiar and able to undertake tender administration duties
Familiar with undertaking contract administration duties and settling final accounts
Awareness of public sector procurement requirements
Awareness of highway and drainage law

Principal Civil Engineer Examples

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Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of principal civil engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for principal civil engineer
  • Lead on the management of risk
  • Support the professional development of team members
  • Support on business development activities
  • Commercial/financial management of projects
  • BEng/MEng Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Chartered Engineer Status (MICE/CEng) or equivalent
  • In conjunction with other senior leaders within the Ground Engineering Business Unit and other Business Units, identify and secure work for and help grow the team
  • Utilise strong understanding of the market to engage in business development activities, identifying and pursuing (when appropriate) opportunities for Golder
  • Align business development and project activity with strategic growth areas of infrastructure geotechnics within urban development and transportation
  • Develop new and existing client relationships, maintaining regular contact and managing expectations
Qualifications for principal civil engineer
  • Able to manage Client expectations
  • Able to negotiate with and influence third parties
  • Uses analysis of relevant information and own judgement to make informed and sound decisions
  • Able to motivate and empower others in order to reach project and organisational goals
  • Significant experience in UK development related infrastructure engineering
  • Relevant technical skills for the water industry - Pressure systems, pipeline hydraulics, civil engineering design and an understanding of other engineering disciplines
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Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a principal civil engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal civil engineer
  • Manage and plan resources effectively, ensuring tasks are delgated to other engineers and engineering geologists
  • Lead the production of technical reports and proposals
  • Support and encourage the technical development of the team to meet CPD and chartership objectives
  • Be recognised as a mentor and role model, offering motivation and encouragement to team members to achieve results
  • Project based travel and site work, working away both in the UK and overseas
  • Act as a visible role model of Golder’s culture, demonstrating values and behaviours consistent with the Code of Conduct and Core Values
  • Corporate resource for technical/engineering aspects of wastewater collection, transport, treatment and discharge, storm water treatment and discharge, air emissions treatment and discharge
  • Experienced in leading project design teams
  • Confident in their technical ability and in client facing roles
  • Demonstrable experience of significant contribution to transportation infrastructure projects
Qualifications for principal civil engineer
  • Experience of stations and/or depot design
  • Experience of working with large infrastructure and minor rail projects
  • Proven experience in UK development related infrastructure engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent
  • Hold a minimum of 15 years relevant experience and significant experience, desirably some in an engineering consulting environment
  • Extensive knowledge of PIP, IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI, AWS D1.1 codes and specifications required
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Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a principal civil engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal civil engineer
  • Practical application of the current design software that allows us deliver design solutions efficiently and effectively
  • Day to day running of projects of various sizes
  • Assisting in proposal preparation
  • Leading and managing the ­project/ technical area/ team (structural, materials­ and civil engineers) and ensuring deliverables meet contracted obligations
  • Structural calculations and­ analysis using tools like LUSAS, STADPRO or similar
  • Technical leadership/ input/ review role for design, assessment and other technical aspects
  • Operate as project manager for the bid documentation and assist in building up proposals
  • Manage relationships with external and internal client, consultants and contractors ­
  • Preparation and implementation of detailed project plans
  • Monitoring of project scoping, budgets, monthly operating plans and resource allocation
Qualifications for principal civil engineer
  • Commercial understanding of consultancy
  • Ability to liaise with clients and build/develop relationships effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills with ability to develop and lead geotechnical teams
  • Ability to multi-task to meet business and client needs
  • Willingness and ability to travel in the UK and internationally
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and globally
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Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal civil engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal civil engineer
  • On site visits/ inspections/ investigations
  • Assist and guide less experienced engineers
  • Strong and relevant ­project experience
  • Be a chartered engineer – ICE, IStructE most likely
  • Strong academic, engineering degree qualified (or equivalent)
  • A desire to get involved in highly technical problem solving
  • Knowledge of tools such as LUSAS, STADPRO or similar is beneficial
  • Ability to sense check calculations and challenge solutions
  • Experience of working with a range of structures tunnels, bridges, buildings, highways, railways and materials concrete, steel, timber, masonry
  • Proven project management including project scoping, coordinating design activities, contractual and financial management
Qualifications for principal civil engineer
  • Design experience in structural or geotechnical engineering (min
  • Chartered or near Chartered member of ICE or IStructE
  • Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or equivalent accredited by a professional engineering institution such as the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Structural design experience using all the main materials on a variety of structures project
  • Experience in Eurocodes and British Standards is essential
  • Knowledgeable in finite element and frame analysis software for steel and RC frames, flat slabs
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Principal Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal civil engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for principal civil engineer
  • Capable of operating as technical lead team member
  • Experience of working on multiple concurrent and multi-disciplinary commissions­
  • Good report writing skills as both an author and a checker
  • Used to representing the company to clients and working with a range of project stakeholders and contractors
  • Experience of site investigations and supervision including desk study reports
  • Be innovative and looking to use and further develop your technical delivery­skills
  • Good team management skills and on-the-job training of junior engineers
  • Experience and understanding of quality, environmental and safety project requirements
  • Undertake site visits & surveys as necessary
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of drawings & design
Qualifications for principal civil engineer
  • Experience of stations, bridges and/or depot design
  • Recently ​Chartered Engineer and member of a professional institution
  • Chartered membership of a relevant professional body, such as the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Track record of design delivery for Network Rail projects
  • Intimate knowledge of Network Rail’s GRIP process and the various deliverables required at each stage
  • Capable of leading design and project teams, mentoring and supporting colleagues in technical engineering and design excellence, taking ownership of the work delivered by the team

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