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Lead Design Engineer (Civils)

  • Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 21/09/2016
  • Job reference: J355636A

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Lead Design Engineer (Civils) / Senior Design Engineer - Chartered Engineer (CEng), AutoCAD, TEDDS, Pframe / Superstress

Salary: £40-45k

An experienced Lead Design Engineer is required to join a company who are one of the UK's leading providers of engineering services. The role is based at one of their sites in Birmingham; based within their Rail Division.

Overall Purpose:

The Lead Design Engineer will lead and direct allocated design resources in the delivery of conceptual and detailed civils design. They will be required to undertake the production of plans/drawings/documentation, planning and organising activities and resources to meet programme deadlines.

Principal Accountabilities and Main Tasks:

  • Carry out designs and checks for Engineering schemes ensuring full compliance with current British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and Railway Group Standards and Procedures as required.
  • Assist with directing the Design team in the completion of allocated works in accordance with programme timescales.
  • Allocate roles, responsibilities and production activities within the design team.
  • Monitor progress of works within the team, advising the Design Manager at agreed periodicities, and agreeing alterations to programmes of work or working patterns as required.
  • Responsible for the design/checking of schemes and location plans for new work and alterations to existing work.
  • Assist with design/checking and production of estimates / target prices and programmes of work for proposed work.
  • Deal with internal and client technical queries and requests.
  • Address and implement quality procedures to ensure that the Division can achieve and maintain ISO9002 registration and to facilitate the successful completion of projects.
  • Perform the duties of responsible design engineer for projects as required by CDM regulations.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings to staff on technical, procedural and Handbook publications, including participation in relevant training as required.
  • Forecast manpower requirements for all design work to enable allocation of resources to be made.
  • Maintain an effective interface with other production functions to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets within Babcock.
  • Assist in staff welfare/development/training.
  • Act in the role of design mentor as required.
  • Provide design costings as required.
  • Monitor design errors and make recommendations to stop reoccurrence.

Performance Criteria:

  • Production of feasibility reports and cost estimates for proposed design works.
  • Competent in design production techniques and skills for wide variety of Engineering schemes.
  • Ensure all work is produced in line with the appropriate technical / standards / specifications / procedures.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Chartered engineer or working towards
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience.

Business and Personal Competencies:

  • Leadership and motivational skills.
  • Computer literate and experienced in design software; knowledge of AutoCAD, TEDDS, Pframe / Superstress essential and knowledge of Slope W and Repute desirable.
  • Good presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full Driving licence or willing to learn.

Additional Information

  • May be required to work away from home.

My client looks to offer a competitive salary plus substantial company benefits.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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