Principal Civil Structural Engineer

I’m recruiting for a well-established, leading, and multidiscipline UK principal contractor dealing predominantly within Rail for major projects across the UK. The business is rapidly expanding due to securing further long-term frameworks with Network Rail.

The business is expanding and require a Principal level engineer to lead the new civil structural design team in Cumbernauld. The right candidate will have a hunger and dedication to build on their experience and use this to help lead the team to project completion.

The in-house design team is responsible for design engineering on a variety of civils, frameworks including CP6, asset management contracts, infrastructure projects, and tendered Rail/civils schemes. Projects will typically include stations, platforms, structures, bridge upgrades, reconstruction/replacement and refurbishments.


  • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Experienced in design and detail of structure and superstructure solutions in a Rail environment
  • Hold CRE (Design) role
  • Experience leading and managing teams
  • Experience in Rail Civil & Structural engineering design (stations, platforms, bridges, structures etc)
  • Demonstrable management of all commercial aspects – cost and value
  • PTS certificate
  • IEng/CEng accreditation
  • Member of relevant Professional Body (ICE or IStructE etc)
  • Committed to continuous improvement and learning
  • Proficient in use of spoken and written English language
  • UK citizen or indefinite leave to remain



  • Lead in-house design team and responsible for all technical aspects of engineering projects
  • Act in role of CRE and manage submission of quality design documents and collate the key components
  • Assist the Head of Design in the management of the department
  • Keeping clients informed of costs or implications of change in a timely manor and address any issues that may arise
  • Lead representative at meeting with internal and/or external clients and stakeholders
  • Mentor and coach team members, and provide input into succession planning
  • Lead compliance with CDM Regulations
  • Liaise with Engineers and CAD Technicians in production of drawings
  • Input into large multidisciplinary tenders
  • Maintain understanding of commercial aspects of projects and ensure cost control measures
  • Record and track documents electronically and monitor adherence to quality assurance
  • Produce designers risk assessments using variety of forms
  • Provide weekly reports outlining work plans, forecasts, and key achievements
  • Ensuring designs meet specification and expectation
  • Be innovative and introduce improvements where appropriate to areas of responsibility
  • Provide strong leadership and motivation of teams, carrying out scheduled P&D reviews for direct reports
  • Assist the Head of Design in the management of the department


  • Working on bridge upgrades, reconstruction/replacement and refurbishments, structures, stations, and platforms


  • Office location in Cumbernauld


  • Open to incorporating other engineers and technicians known to yourself beneath you within the team.


  • Company car or car allowance, life insurance, and health plan



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