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Principal Civil Engineer, Water - Birmingham, London, Brighton, Bristol, Liverpool or Exeter


WSP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Civil Engineering Jobs
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About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organization that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Principal Engineer, you'll provide technical leadership and project guidance to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of large / complex sewerage & water network projects and large / complex wastewater & water treatment projects, ensuring accurate and efficient project delivery for internal and external clients.

The role will enable you to further develop and use your technical skills, applying your expertise to help us continue driving forward in terms of both technical quality and service efficiency.

A typical week would include:

* Leading project and technical design delivery and providing technical guidance to the project team;

* Client liaison and report preparation;

* Assist in the preparation of proposals within current frameworks and the development of additional clients;

* Lead on Stakeholder engagement and identify and support in securing potential business development opportunities;

* Training and mentoring of staff, especially more junior staff;

* Develop and maintain project-related health and safety strategies, including risk assessments; and

* Operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environment and quality standards and ensure the project team comply with such standards.

Other duties may include:

* Contributing to task and resource requirements across the wider team to ensure delivery;

* Working with, and providing support to, our project management team;

* Line management responsibilities, supporting recruitment activities; and

* Raising the profile of the company through attendance and presentations at technical and commercial conferences, preparation of papers and press releases.

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

* A relevant degree and are professionally qualified with membership of an applicable institution, ICE / CIWEM or international equivalent;

* Significant experience in sewerage & water network schemes or wastewater treatment & water treatment experience;

* Capability in delivering civil engineering design solutions to meet project Outcomes, encompassing:

* Feasibility, outline and detailed design of schemes including engineering calculations and specifications;

* Oversee and check the preparation of hydraulic system profiles and P&ID’s;

* Supervise design embracing 3D modelling software;

* Generate and supervise preparation of data sheets and equipment specifications, technical appraisals and plant selection;

* Site support during construction and commissioning including field engineering assignments;

* Design studies, safety reviews, Designers Risk Assessments; and

* Co-ordination with all other disciplines

* Experience of working in a Design and Build environment on multi-disciplinary projects;

* The ability to ensure technical excellence in civil engineering and design;

* Experience in the use of offshore resourcing to deliver projects;

* A passion for delivering in a digital environment, including BIM 360;

* A full UK or Irish Driving Licence (Essential);

* Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills in English;

* The ability to work on your own initiative on technical matters and provide mentoring to others within the team; and

* An appetite to work on the edge, and pushing the boundaries of, your technical comfort zone.

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 water, 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.

#LI-EP1
About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organization that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Principal Engineer, you'll provide technical leadership and project guidance to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of large / complex sewerage & water network projects and large / complex wastewater & water treatment projects, ensuring accurate and efficient project delivery for internal and external clients.

The role will enable you to further develop and use your technical skills, applying your expertise to help us continue driving forward in terms of both technical quality and service efficiency.

A typical week would include:

* Leading project and technical design delivery and providing technical guidance to the project team;

* Client liaison and report preparation;

* Assist in the preparation of proposals within current frameworks and the development of additional clients;

* Lead on Stakeholder engagement and identify and support in securing potential business development opportunities;

* Training and mentoring of staff, especially more junior staff;

* Develop and maintain project-related health and safety strategies, including risk assessments; and

* Operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environment and quality standards and ensure the project team comply with such standards.

Other duties may include:

* Contributing to task and resource requirements across the wider team to ensure delivery;

* Working with, and providing support to, our project management team;

* Line management responsibilities, supporting recruitment activities; and

* Raising the profile of the company through attendance and presentations at technical and commercial conferences, preparation of papers and press releases.

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

* A relevant degree and are professionally qualified with membership of an applicable institution, ICE / CIWEM or international equivalent;

* Significant experience in sewerage & water network schemes or wastewater treatment & water treatment experience;

* Capability in delivering civil engineering design solutions to meet project Outcomes, encompassing:

* Feasibility, outline and detailed design of schemes including engineering calculations and specifications;

* Oversee and check the preparation of hydraulic system profiles and P&ID’s;

* Supervise design embracing 3D modelling software;

* Generate and supervise preparation of data sheets and equipment specifications, technical appraisals and plant selection;

* Site support during construction and commissioning including field engineering assignments;

* Design studies, safety reviews, Designers Risk Assessments; and

* Co-ordination with all other disciplines

* Experience of working in a Design and Build environment on multi-disciplinary projects;

* The ability to ensure technical excellence in civil engineering and design;

* Experience in the use of offshore resourcing to deliver projects;

* A passion for delivering in a digital environment, including BIM 360;

* A full UK or Irish Driving Licence (Essential);

* Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills in English;

* The ability to work on your own initiative on technical matters and provide mentoring to others within the team; and

* An appetite to work on the edge, and pushing the boundaries of, your technical comfort zone.

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 water, 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.

#LI-EP1
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