Principal Civil & Structural Design Engineer – Water

South West
Industry Sector:
Water Jobs
Job Category:
Engineering, Design, Civil Engineer, Design Engineer
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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We are currently looking to appoint an experienced Principal Civil & Structural Engineer to lead our Exeter Water structures and heavy civil engineering design team. We are seeking an individual who:


  • Will lead and develop our water structures team with the aim of growing its capability, capacity and workload with established local framework clients 
  • Thrives on the technical challenge of heavy civil and structural engineering projects and has experience in the following type of schemes: water treatment works, wastewater treatment works, attenuation shafts, below ground chambers and large infrastructure schemes.
  • Enjoys working collaborative with design colleagues, contractors and clients to solve complex problems
  • Is proactive and able to promote multi-disciplinary working across civil, structural, mechanical, process disciplines.
  • Is able to mentor more junior members of the team technically, and foster a strong overall team ethos.

 This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to develop their career with later opportunities to develop into more senior roles and responsibilities.

You will be joining a highly skilled multi disciplinary design team working on a varied and interesting project workload both locally and nationally. 

AECOM is a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. We value the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Working under the oversight of a regional director, act as team leader for our water structures team in Exeter overseeing 3 staff, and having responsibility for technical and personal development of the team. Be able to plan for growth and development of the team.
  • Be able to liaise with local clients to help generate a sustainable pipeline of work for the team by nurturing client relationships already established as part of our long term local frameworks
  • Technically strong in structures and heavy civil engineering in the water industry, your experience should include the design of water retaining structures, reinforced concrete, portal frames and structural steelwork
  • Take the role as lead structural or civil engineer on water engineering design and heavy civil engineering projects. Have a detailed understanding of relevant codes and standards.
  • Have experience of the design process in feasibility, outline and detailed design stages. Be the design interface for the contractor and client in the construction phase.
  • Understanding of the application, benefits and limitations of a wide range of solutions to problems
  • Understanding of construction and operational requirements within design.
  • Take responsibility for delivering project work to programme, cost and quality requirements
  • Ability to liaise with client, contractor and the supply chain
  • Value and contribute to a strong Health and Safety culture
  • Have an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to your work, demonstrating the relevant behaviours and work ethos to solve client and project problems
  • Ability to demonstrate the above through past experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will hold an accredited degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, or have a commensurate mix of experience and qualification
  • You will either be a Chartered or Incorporated Civil Engineer, or be working towards professional qualification. 
  • You will have significant experience of the design of structural and heavy civil engineering projects and the water industry

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