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£40,000 - £55,000


North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Bridge Engineer

Sub Discipline:

Bridge Engineer



Job Description

Vertical recruitment is working closely with one of our long-standing clients, they are a leading multidisciplinary consultancy with offices throughout the UK. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior Highway engineer to join their growing team. Due to increased success within their company, they are looking to hire many key players within their highway and bridge sector.

They have a proven track record of delivering high-quality services to their clients. One of their more notable projects, is the “Cumberland Gap” which prevented the M6 from linking up with Scottish motorways on the other side of the border, the £174m project involved a mixture of new road and the upgrade of the existing A74, as well as two major bridge structures, the M6 gap has now been closed.

A Senior Bridge Engineer is an important operational and career development position within their organisation. They hold key responsibilities which contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes, whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including buildability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and providing design support during construction works as part of a team.

What you’ll be doing:

” Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems and identifying options
” Taking a leading role in the design, inspection or assessment of major civil engineering structures and bridges
” Designing projects in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridgeworks and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
” Preparing schemes for tender typically using the NEC3/4 Forms of Contract
” The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others.
” Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work.
” Assisting with the commercial and financial control of your project
” To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing at a general and technical level

What we’re looking for:

” A Bachelors or master’s degree in civil engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council. Ideally you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (CEng IStructE)
” A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in the design of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction
” An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards, and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement
” Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice

What’s in it for you?

” A competitive basic salary
” 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
” The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for their charity partners or a cause of your choice.
” Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.
” Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel, and technology.
” Access to their Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.
” Option for hybrid working environment, with most operations completed through MS Teams.

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