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Highways and Drainage Principal Engineer (York)

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, 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 seeking to expand our Highways and Drainage expertise in the York office with the addition of an experienced Principal Engineer working on UK Wide, high profile projects.

The Highways and Drainage Principal Engineer reports to Associate Director and leads and manages a team of Civil Engineers, Graduates and Technicians in the efficient and effective delivery of Highway and Drainage projects across Rail, Highways or Energy sectors ensuring the needs of the Client and the business are met.




  • Apply 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.
  • Proactively contribute to the effective and consistent implementation of SYSTRA Company policies.
  • Support the business in work winning and engineering delivery, maximising all opportunities with Clients.
  • Engage with Project Managers and other team leaders in the business to ensure that projects are provided with the right resource to succeed.
  • Strengthen and develop the team so that it can overcome the challenge of a growing workload and a diversifying range of clients.
  • Contribute to company ventures as they develop.




  • Extensive Highways and Drainage engineering experience

  • Membership of a relevant professional institution

  • Relevant degree qualification

  • Professionally qualified Chartered or Incorporated Engineer

  • Experienced at working with contractors in a design and build environment

  • Significant experience within rail, highways or energy sectors

  • Experience of contract conditions, processes and procedures

  • Ability in programming, delivery, budgets and timescales

  • Experience of the transportation sector

  • Ability in line management

  • Experience of training and sharing management skills

  • Experience of designing and checking civil engineering deliverables

  • Experienced at growing a team by strategic recruitment

  • Good command of written and spoken English

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

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