Lead Civil Engineer

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Client:


Lead Civil Engineer required to work for global consultancy firm on major rail projects.

6 months contract position initially based in Birmingham.

Role Brief:

The Lead Civil Engineer will oversee the integrated design of earthworks, drainage, hydrology, landscaping, fencing, structural heave and settlement mitigations across project.

About the Role:

To liaise directly with Contractor for earthworks and set expectations relating to the information required by them for planning and pricing of the main earthwork's packages.

Manage and be responsible for the delivery of this information to the Contractor.

At an engineering working level, to facilitate strong relationships between the DJV technical disciplines that comprise the overall Civil Engineering work-scope at the designer level.

To provide regular updates as part of the Senior Leadership Team to demonstrate that integration across technical workstreams is fully co-ordinated and mechanised.

Responsible for the production of consistently high quality engineering designs across all DJV delivery teams. Driving consistency of approach, ensuring compliance with technical standards and producing solutions that are demonstrably safe and healthy.

Knowledge & Experience:

Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.

Able to provide input to estimates for the engineering budget and schedule and to oversee technical resources to meet requirements.A

Able to plan and manage tasks to time, budget and quality.C

Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels, across the project organisation and externally with demonstrated ability to prepare project reports.

Have good interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels across the project organisation and externally.

Lead continuous improvement in "Safe by Design". Able to articulate compelling narrative around "Safe by Design"

Understand how to manage health, safety and welfare within own area of responsibility. Including awareness of safety issues in an operating railway environment.

Extensive knowledge of legislation, hazards and safe systems of work.

Experienced in leading and working with, people from varied discipline, backgrounds and cultures.

Experienced at working with Project Technical Governance processes.

Provide technical leadership at a subject level.

Knowledgeable about risk management processes.

Understand Systems Engineering processes, requirements, interfaces, Engineering Safety, RAM, EMC, Human Factors as part of the approach to project assurance and are able to work with System Engineers.