Lead/Principal Civil/ Structural Designer

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  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Civil Engineer

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Leonie Kellar

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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  • Start date:

    6-12 months

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Lead/Principal Civil/ Structural Designer

The Lead CS Designer is assigned to a project as an integral member of the project design team. Dependant on the size of project, they may be responsible for leading a team of designers in support of the lead engineer both locally and in other remote locations.
They will be required to operate within a multidiscipline environment and so strong communication skills to enable effective liaison, both inside the project and externally is essential.
They will be responsible for the production of technical deliverables, in their assigned area of responsibility in accordance with the control estimate and specific requirements of the project schedule.
They must also ensure that the Projects Execution documentation requirements are followed, considering any special contractual requirements.


To support our extensive safety culture and to challenge unsafe behaviours

To assist the lead engineer in leading both local and remote designer teams on multidiscipline projects, ensuring that all inter-disciplinary requirements are implemented and maintained at all times.

Production of 3D models using software as required by the project (e.g. PDMS, Autoplant, Multisteel, advanced steel, Tekla) and ensuring adequate discipline interaction is undertaken to support this

To produce steelwork detail /arrangement drawings and concrete arrangement /RC detail drawings to standard applicable for project phase and to assume technical responsibility for production of these deliverables to ensure the required safety and quality standards.
To have a practical approach to problems and situations if they occur, Incorporation of constructability and buildability in designs

To advise the lead engineer of resourcing requirements to maintain the project plan for assigned project.

To assist the lead engineer in producing manhour estimates and deliverable lists for professional services and manage the work load to the agreed budgets for themselves and any team members they may be responsible for.

To provide the lead engineer with information to update manhour and progress measurement reports, in time to support weekly/monthly reports for Clients

To ensure any change of scope is highlighted to the lead engineer in a timely fashion and to provide input to the variation process where required

To ensure that the client interface is given high priority.

To assist the lead engineer in review of client / vendor documentation to ensure acceptability where required

To attend all progress meetings when required and ensure the lead engineer is fully aware of any problems affecting the productivity

To maintain a pro-active, positive approach to project team communication, particularly in design review activities.

To ensure timely completion of all project drawings and other deliverables within area of own responsibility

Attend 3D Model reviews

To ensure all documentation within the scope of responsibility is checked, reviewed and approved in accordance with the Company SOP requirements for that project.

To give any necessary technical assistance (within limitations of own knowledge) to other members of the multi centred design team (design teams are commonly situated amongst several global locations.
The lead designer will be responsible for supervision and direction of remote designer teams in the same way as with locally based teams

To proactively interact with workshare/ remote team counterparts. To take the lead in discussion and resolution of related issues.

For team members they are responsible for supervising, to ensure a level of supervision is maintained that encourages empowerment and provides a flexible, responsive approach to the design, procurement and construction of the plant.

Ability and willingness to mentor other team members both on the project and in the wider discipline

Must be able to work in a multi-Discipline team and engage in collaborative behaviour that ensures the success of all Disciplines and the Project as a whole.

Educational Professional Qualifications Required

Experience of working within medium- large scope projects within a multidiscipline environment

Experience of Pharmaceutical, petrochem and/or FCMG EPC/EPCm projects.

3D modelling experience -PDMS essential, other platforms desirable

Commercial awareness within professional services environment.

Knowledge of UK and European standards and practices.

Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation including CDM


Experience of leading a small designer team under a lead engineer

Additional experience within industrial, commercial, healthcare, facility and manufacturing projects preferred.

Experience of working within a multidiscipline 3D model environment