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Principal Engineer - Rail Civils (Birmingham)

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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We are currently seeking to appoint a Principal Civil Engineer to lead and manage a team of Civil Engineers, graduates and technicians in the efficient and effective delivery of rail projects, ensuring the needs of the client and the business are met. The role will be based from our offices in Birmingham where you will assume responsibility for applying company procedures and systems to promote high levels of health, safety and wellbeing of staff and other stakeholders whilst personally contributing to and leading these initiatives.

The Principal Engineer will:
• Lead key design projects, ensuring client SLAs are achieved and within budget
• Undertake the duties of designer as highlighted in CDM legislation 
• Monitor project and team performance against contracts and project quality - adjusting as required
• Seizing opportunities to maximise business potential within client base 

You will also be expected to proactively contribute to the effective and consistent implementation of SYSTRA Ltd's company policies and procedures whilst supporting the business in securing commercial bids and their engineering delivery. A key element of the post will be to maximise the teams' potential and ensuring staffing levels are allocated appropriately across variety of projects. 


• Extensive experience of the application of civil engineering design principles and standards and Chartership status
• Significant experience of project delivery in construction related markets - rail, transportation
• Liaison with contractors in a design and build environment
• Familiar with 'Network Rail' procedures and standards including contract conditions, processes and procedures
• Financial awareness - programming, delivery, budgets and timescales
• Line management
• Has designed and qualified civil engineering deliverables.
• Experience in the use of Eurocodes.
• IT competence - able to use computer analysis programs

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.