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Principal Structural Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Manchester, 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 now have a key opportunity for a Principal Engineer in our Structures (Buildings) department based in Manchester – which come with flexible working and a range of benefits. As Principal Engineer, you will lead the engineering of project teams from concept studies through to detailed design. In addition, you must liaise internally with other disciplines, Project Engineers and with clients’ Design Managers to ensure the smooth delivery of all projects.
The duties of a Principal Structural Engineer include:
  • Engineering design and coordination of projects in accordance with clients’ requirements and internal procedures and systems to ensure the safety of staff, and others
  • Develop and produce engineering solutions and provide technical support on major railway infrastructure, heavy industrial and energy projects
  • Manage and report project delivery programmes and budgets to current engineering and safety standards
  • Manage and check designs produced by junior staff. Undertake independent design checking carried out by other sections/offices as required
  • Support the business in pursuing new work opportunities and securing repeat work with existing clients work with timely delivery and quality of deliverables
  • Manage and develop staff both on a daily basis and through the appraisal process in order to ensure the required skills are available within the department to meet business objectives
  • Chartered Engineer (ICE and/or IStructE)
  • Significant experience in the design of building structures and foundations in the industrial and energy sectors
  • Detailed knowledge of current design principles and standards
  • Detailed knowledge of construction principles
  • Previous experience in a senior role within a consultancy or a contractor
  • Experience in building structures within the Railway industry (Preferable but not essential)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate working/ communication with the client and other external parties to ensure delivery of projects
  • Motivated team player

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

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