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Principal Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-003174
  • Sector: Asset Management, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Leatherhead

 Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK  are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.


As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.



We are currently looking for a Principal Engineer to join us to work in Leatherhead.

The purpose of the role is to support the development of the design strategy and implement and manage the control of the design process to ensure that the design is a winning solution and can be delivered to meet the project requirements and are in line with cost parameters.

This role requires an individual with proven experience at a senior level in delivering design services and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience.

Leadership skills in a matrix organisation are required to deliver design services in a timely manner with a customer and business sector specific focus. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners and delivery team members under time pressure. Experience of leading a team and coaching team members is essential.

Numeracy and bid/report writing is a requirement. The individual will know ‘what good looks like’ in bid submissions and have hands on experience of delivering work-winning bids in a timely manner. The individual will have knowledge and experience of contracts.

Knowledge and understanding of CDM and other H&S legislation with competence in the Principal Designers obligations under CDM


Relevant professional membership with an appropriate institute, e.g. ICE or IDT with a relevant vocational qualification Meng, MSc, BEng, BSc.  A valid CSCS card is a requirement.


Excellent IT Skills relevant to Civil Engineering Design are desirable and Microsoft Office is essential. Detailed knowledge of codes of practice and other regulatory material is essential


Competent in highway engineering with substantial post-qualification experience.  Possesses an in-depth knowledge of Design Standards DMRB / MCDHW etc and a knowledge of HE procedures.

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