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about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Pipeline Jobs
About the Role:

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations’ and society in general.

We are seeking a candidate with Bridge Engineer experience to join our team as an Assistant Engineer.

This is an opportunity for the candidate to play a key role in the delivery of a wide range of technical projects for various Local Authority clients. Our projects range in scale from £30 million construction projects to smaller challenging schemes where you will be expected to take a lead role in delivery, often from inception to completion on site. WSP are working with in partnership with a number of Local Authorities. This collaborative approach sees WSP and Local Authority colleagues working together to deliver the full highways service to local communities.

We work locally in Exeter on projects involving the design of new and replacement bridges and retaining walls, as well the inspection, assessment and strengthening/modification of existing structures. Our schemes can include planning and supervising inspections, testing and construction work, as well as procurement, contact administration and more traditional site supervisory roles. You can expect to be regularly working with teams of specialists from other disciplines and companies, both locally and internationally, to help to keep the local transport network fit and safe to use, today and tomorrow.

A typical week would include:

* Work collaboratively with the Contract Manager and Project Manager to identify and resolve technical and commercial issues

* Exercise independent judgement and resolve project issues locally where possible before escalation

* Manage processes to ensure technical, commercial and social issues and risks on a project are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner

* Manage and communicate with identified stakeholders on technical issues, including the Environment Agency, local and remote technical and support teams, political representatives, etc

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* A professional experience in design and construction management of bridge projects

* A degree in Civil Engineering, or equivalent

* Recent, demonstrable experience in conducting design of highway structures in various materials using Eurocodes and in management of the technical aspects of construction

* Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering projects and managing stakeholders

* Knowledge of contractual aspects of bridge construction

* Ability to work independently with sound judgement

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of stakeholder management

* Effective time management and strong organisational skills.

* A full UK driving licence (or equivalent)

Recent, demonstrable experience in the design of highways structures to Eurocodes and/or the assessment of existing highway structures to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, in the technical aspects of construction and in successfully delivering projects and managing stakeholders is also highly desirable.

The role offers excellent prospects for career advancement and development for the ideal candidate, including support to develop technical and project managerial skills and to obtain chartered status with a relevant UK engineering institution.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Check out for more info about the great work we do.

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

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