Principal Civil Structural Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Scotland
  • 58,000 - 68,000 USD / Year

I’m recruiting for a well-established, leading, and multidiscipline 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 key clients.

Due to the expansion of their Civil & Structural Design team, they are looking for engineers at various levels to delivery high quality design solutions in line with necessary standards. 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
  • Minimum IEng/CEng
  • 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 Glasgow
  • 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

If you think you could be interested or would like any further information, please apply. I’ll be in touch within 24 hours for a confidential chat. | | 02392 322325

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