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Principal Tunnelling Engineer, Guildford or London


WSP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Excavation Jobs
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About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. 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.

Our UK tunnelling team, headed up by industry renowned leaders, is seeking to grow by recruiting experts. We have worked on nationally important projects typically in the utility market but are also expanding into rail and road tunnel projects. You will become a member of a friendly local team with links to a global pool of experts.

We are seeking principal engineers with design and construction experience, both office and site based, to work on significant infrastructure projects in the UK.

We are committed to finding the right candidate and would consider reasonable flexible working whose ambitions align with our values and team’s goals.

A typical week would include:

* Working as part of the wider team to deliver excellence and value to the client.

* Developing your ideas and those of the team to fulfil the client’s requirements.

* Being a technical expert and being able to articulate that expertise to colleagues and clients

* Quality Assurance and review of technical deliverables

* Experience in producing drawings, technical reports and calculations as an effective means of communicating ideas.

* Representing WSP through industry engagement.

* Taking the lead, motivating and developing junior colleagues.

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

* Significant relevant experience

* A minimum qualification of BEng or similar in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering discipline.

* Achieved chartered status with ICE, MIMM or similar institution affiliated to the UK Engineering Council

* Experience of motivational and enthusiastic leadership

* The ability to drive work winning and build existing and new client relationships.

* Aspirations to be an industry leader, authoring papers and presenting at conferences.

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.
About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. 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.

Our UK tunnelling team, headed up by industry renowned leaders, is seeking to grow by recruiting experts. We have worked on nationally important projects typically in the utility market but are also expanding into rail and road tunnel projects. You will become a member of a friendly local team with links to a global pool of experts.

We are seeking principal engineers with design and construction experience, both office and site based, to work on significant infrastructure projects in the UK.

We are committed to finding the right candidate and would consider reasonable flexible working whose ambitions align with our values and team’s goals.

A typical week would include:

* Working as part of the wider team to deliver excellence and value to the client.

* Developing your ideas and those of the team to fulfil the client’s requirements.

* Being a technical expert and being able to articulate that expertise to colleagues and clients

* Quality Assurance and review of technical deliverables

* Experience in producing drawings, technical reports and calculations as an effective means of communicating ideas.

* Representing WSP through industry engagement.

* Taking the lead, motivating and developing junior colleagues.

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

* Significant relevant experience

* A minimum qualification of BEng or similar in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering discipline.

* Achieved chartered status with ICE, MIMM or similar institution affiliated to the UK Engineering Council

* Experience of motivational and enthusiastic leadership

* The ability to drive work winning and build existing and new client relationships.

* Aspirations to be an industry leader, authoring papers and presenting at conferences.

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.
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