Highways Design Princple Engineer

Salary: £33.00 - £37.00 per hour
Location: Kingston upon Thames, London
Sectors:Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

Principal Engineer Wanted for Dynamic Infrastructure Management Team

Join a forward-thinking team dedicated to shaping the future of transportation and infrastructure management in our vibrant community. We're seeking a skilled Principal Engineer to lead our efforts in driving sustainable development and effective service delivery. This is an opportunity to make a real impact, working across diverse projects that contribute to our collective zero-carbon goals.

About You:

  • Do you have a solid background in Highway and Transport management?
  • Are you experienced in leading teams and delivering impactful capital programmes?
  • Do you have a clear vision for how infrastructure can pave the way to a zero-carbon future?
  • Can you effectively manage technical staff and oversee project delivery with finesse?

About the Role: As our Principal Engineer, you'll play a pivotal role in managing our Highway and Transport services discreetly across both boroughs. You'll provide expert advice, lead sustainable transport strategies, and ensure the seamless execution of projects. Whether it's engaging with stakeholders or managing intricate design and delivery processes, you'll be at the forefront of shaping our infrastructure landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned projects from conception to implementation, ensuring quality and efficiency.
  • Coordinate work programmes and schedules, providing technical guidance as needed.
  • Develop and implement measures to enhance our Highway and Transport network.
  • Oversee contract management and administration with consultants and contractors.
  • Provide technical advice on relevant matters and stay updated on industry developments.
  • Prepare budget estimates and manage expenditure effectively.
  • Act as a liaison with various stakeholders and represent our team at meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, standards, and best practices.

Key Competencies:

  • Relevant technical qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Proven leadership skills with a collaborative approach.
  • Strong IT proficiency and a drive for digitization.
  • Political awareness and ability to work with elected members.
  • Financial management experience with large budgets.
  • Contract management expertise, preferably with NEC contracts.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to engage with diverse audiences.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Our Values: At the heart of our organization are values that promote innovation, transparency, appreciation, and respect for diversity. Join us in our journey to become an enabling council, where new ideas are embraced, and success is celebrated.