A Bridge Engineer will participate in preparation of cost effective design solutions for strengthening, replacement and/or construction of highway structures and structural elements as well as assessment of the existing bridges. The role involves assisting a Principal Engineer under the Team Leader’s guidance to develop and complete schemes to maintain or improve the Highways England assets in Area 4 to the agreed budget, programme and quality, considering the requirements of the key stakeholders.
Ability to understand the behaviour of structures and undertake structural analysis using simple statics will be examined during the interview.
Reports to: Structures Design Team Leader
Responsible for e.g. team size, budget:
• Assist Principal Engineer to provide cost effective, feasible, safe structural solutions (bridge design, assessment, strengthening, replacement, etc);
• Actively seek for improvement and innovative ways of carrying out the works;
• Ensure mistakes and/or threats to the programme are identified as early as possible and dealt with a positive attitude, take corrective actions, and capture lessons learnt;
• Have a clear career path and plan to develop it;
• Share knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt within the team;
• Focus on safety.
Appropriate degree in Civil / Structural Engineering
Working toward Chartership (at least registered as Graduate Member of ICE or IStructE)
Chartered Member of ICE or IStructE
Demonstrable capability of understanding the behaviour of highways structures, particularly bridges, analysing them, independently developing feasible options, carrying out conceptual and detailed design of new highway structures as well as strengthening / refurbishment of the existing ones.
Ability to collate the information necessary for preparation of the works
Ability to prepare hand sketches and estimate the structural analyses without any computer software
Good experience of DMRB, MCHW, British Standards, Eurocodes and CDM.
Good professional writing skills
Ability to manage construction sites of highway structures schemes
Experience of using engineering software packages such as LUSAS or Autodesk Structural Bridge Design as well as MS Office programmes
Ability to use software packages such as AutoCAD, Mathcad, Visual Basic in Excel environment, etc
Good communication skills
Excellent ability of team working, motivating and assisting the other team members
Taking ownership and responsibility for own works
Open-mindedness towards constructive challenges / change requirements on the developed options
Minimum 6 years post qualification experience in civil engineering or 4 years in bridge engineering works such as design, assessment, strengthening
Experience of working on bridge schemes would be an advantage
- Contact: Julian Taylor
- Reference: CareerStructure/99657/6
- Job ID: 75802818
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