Design Engineer

Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

Location: England

Closing date: 24 October 2016
Job ref. no.: 60375


Design Engineer

The Role:

  • The purpose of this role is to carry out detailed design and checking of temporary works and

minor permanent works for civil engineering, and to provide technical support to assist with

operational activities. This role is based at Walsall but providing national coverage which

may require occasional travel throughout the UK.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


  • Significant experience within the civil engineering field, water and rail sectors
  • Experience in the detailed design of permanent and temporary works including the use of


  • Working knowledge of relevant industry specifications (CESWI, Network Rail, Highways,

Building Regulations)

  • Experience in obtaining third party technical approval of proposals .
  • Degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering
  • Current relevant CSCS card
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering management, construction processes and technical


  • Good team worker and able to coach others but also able to exercise own judgement and

work independently and manage own time/tasks

  • Effective communicator and able to assert own view
  • Ability to identify risks and opportunities
  • Ability to think laterally but remain critically objective in evaluating alternatives


A mix of site and design office experience

Incorporated/Chartered membership, or equivalent, with a relevant professional institution

Key Responsibilities:

Technical design:

  • Prepare and check detailed technical designs (including calculations, drawings, risk

assessments, design certificates)

  • Undertake preliminary designs for pricing
  • Obtain independent checks and/or third party technical approvals (e.g. for rail works)
  • Ensure design outputs meet CDM/health and safety/environmental compliance
  • Technical support
  • Provide technical information/advice
  • Propose and/or develop value engineered alternative solutions (during design or

construction phases)

  • Undertake technical review of method statements for complex or unusual methods
  • Undertake review of defects or compensation events and advise on solutions
  • Administrative support
  • Assist with the approval of external suppliers
  • Assist with developing and maintaining processes, procedures and standards for technical


  • Obtain or provide pricing for estimating purposes
  • General responsibilities
  • Liaise with customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary
  • Assist with promoting best practice internally
  • Assist with promoting the Company to customers

Key measures & targets:

  • Deliver required services on time and to cost/quality standards
  • Contribute wherever possible to enable the company to meet CDM/health and

safety/environmental targets

Key relationships:

  • Design & Engineering team and other technical staff
  • Project based staff inc. Contracts Managers, Project Managers, Site Agents, Site Engineers

Clients, suppliers and third parties.

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Contact Name Lisa Watson
Telephone 0141 342 2100

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