Assistant Civil Engineer

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

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    Civil Engineer

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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What is the purpose of this role?
To be a key member of our team in the delivery of a wide range of projects within the highways industry.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting opportunity to help us to grow our highway design capability of our business. We have a pipeline of varied and challenging projects to deliver for our client, and the role offers the opportunity for you to significantly develop your engineering skills and experience. You will be a part of our highly capable locally based team, where mentoring and professional development are at the forefront of our aims.

What will this role involve?
Supporting the team leader and other team members in undertaking a wide range of project delivery tasks including: Surveys, inspections, investigations, feasibility study, detailed design, report preparation and project implementation
Project planning, programming, cost control and administration
Preparation of designs, contract documentation, drawing production, technical documents and project reports in accordance with the project brief and DMRB
Liaison and helping maintain good working relationships with clients, customers and other stakeholders
Maintaining excellent working relationships with our client and delivery partners and demonstrating a collaborative, flexible, can-do approach
Assisting in preparing fee proposals and bids and understanding the importance of managing and monitoring cost and resource against progress
Helping to manage risk on projects with a focus on resolving blockages
Assisting with our practice of continuous improvement, leading lessons learnt exercises, canvassing feedback from clients and monitoring key performance indicators
Demonstrating H&S awareness and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and company policy

What are we looking for?

You will have attained a relevant degree or other qualification of a similar status recognised as a suitable educational base for progression to Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status through ICE, CIHT, or equivalent body.

The applicant will have completed or be approaching completion of a period of post-graduate experience relevant to their degree and this role.

Ability to demonstrate capability or awareness in some or all of the following areas would be an advantage:
Experience working within a highway, public realm and project management environment
Knowledge of contract documents and undertaking design work in accordance with relevant standards including the DMRB
Understanding of the CDM regulations
Being a team player with a high level of oral and written communication skills
Ability to demonstrate a flexible and enthusiastic approach
High level of computer literacy including competency in the use of Microsoft Office and relevant drawing and design related software
Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships

About Us
Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that we are only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that's why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for us you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join our Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. We are an equal opportunities employer.