Senior Design Engineer – Civil / Piling

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Salary: £40 - £45, 000 + pkg
Location: Lancashire
Regions: North of England, North West

A regional civil piling contractor is seeking a Senior Design Engineer to work within our Northern Business Unit based in Lancashire

The main Job purpose is to provide design information and technical advice in all disciplines for estimating and construction purposes within the Group.

Main duties will consist of: 

-Prepare robust yet competitive designs in accordance with Works Procedures. Designs to cover bearing piles and retaining walls (secant/contiguous/diaphragm walls), and use all techniques (CFA, rotary, minipile).

-Provide technical and design support to alldepartments. This will require both the ability to work as an individual and as part of a team depending on the project.

-Attend external meetings with Clients as part of tendering teams

-Contribute to the continued improvement of the design process within the department.

-Keep up to date with current technological and design developments through Continuing Personal Development.

-Mentoring students and graduate designers

-Support Chief Engineer in maintaining assurance levels through ensuring internal procedures are followed, and involvement in internal and external audits

Knowledge & Experience required

-Chartered Engineer or close to chartered status with a Degree or Masters level qualification

-Preferably 10 years or more direct experience in the design and construction of deep foundations

-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate verbally and in written form both internally and externally.

-Detailed working knowledge of the latest geotechnical and structural design methods and design codesalong with their application in the design of piles and embedded retaining walls.

-Good knowledge of software packages such as WALLAP, Oasys suite (Adsec, Adcol)

-Good working knowledge of construction processes, methods and site practices.

-Understanding of designer’s role and responsibilities under current legislation.

-Ability to identify, assess and highlight technical and commercial risks.

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