Lead Civil Engineer

United Kingdom (UK)
Industry Sector:
Hydrology Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Environment Jobs, Geology Jobs, Built Environment Jobs, Contaminated Land Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Construction, Engineering, Hydrogeologist, Geoscience, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Geological Engineer, Geologist, Geotechnical Engineer, Infrastructure, Materials Engineer, Structural Engineer
Job Type:
Education Level:
£45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Salary Description:
+ car allowance, pension, healthcare options and flexible working
Start Date:
May Walters
Job Ref:

Lead Civil Engineer

Location - Midlands - North 

Salary -  negotiable, envisaged £45-65,000 salary + car allowance, benefits and flexible working

About May Walters

May Walters is a boutique search consultancy specialising in senior positions within the environment and engineering sector.

The Company

Established for 60 years, our client is an engineering consultancy with a presence in 125 countries worldwide, employing 3000 professionals and generating a turnover of over 360M Euros.  They deliver client focused solutions which incorporate service lines from architectural, environmental through to engineering and have an established client footprint in a number of sectors including infrastructure, water and manufacturing through to nuclear.

The UK arm operates with a dynamic team numbering 100 professional spread across 6 offices.  They specialise in delivering engineering and environmental solutions into the commercial development, infrastructure and nuclear client base.  

Ranked in the top 40 of NCE ‘Best Civil Engineer Companies to Work For’ and also an ‘NCE Company of the Year 2018 Finalist’, they are unique in respect that they are 100% wholly owned by their staff, with share ownership distributed relatively equally throughout their shareholders, nearly 30% of the staff are partners and the average age of acceptance into partnership is in the mid 30’s.  In addition to plans to double the number of staff they employ globally within the next 4 years, our client has acquired a number of key case study projects within the UK and is planning substantial growth within the UK region. 

An opportunity has arisen for a senior civil engineer to take a lead engineer position within the UK, to head a team which is forecast to grow substantially within the next few years.  

The Role

This is a key position, reporting to the Director of Engineering, and working from the based within the Derbyshire office, a Principal Engineer is required to head up and lead the civil engineering team.

Primary responsibilities would include delivery of civil engineering designs to an established client base typically within the commercial and mixed use, and to a lesser extent residential development sector. 

There would also be a requirement to be a technical lead for the civil engineering department, which currently numbers 6 staff, spread across a number of offices, however this number is expected to grow given the workload forecasts for growth within the division.   Technical mentoring, staff development and administration of the design software, together with proofing of the teams final designs prior to submission to clients would be a requirement of the role.  

It is envisaged that there would be an immediate responsibility to identify and recruit new members of the team to grow the division and to support the Head of Engineering with technical input with regard to client tendering. 

Projects are largely UK based so travel within the UK would be required, but there would also be an opportunity to get involved with some interesting international projects in conjunction with the larger group.  

In return, there would be a competitive package put together which incorporates flexi-time working from an office which has a pleasant working environment being based within a World Heritage Site.  

The Candidate

Likely based within Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Newark or within striking distance of the Peak District, the successful candidate would have;

A track record of civil engineering design into the development sector of at least 10 years

Worked in the UK for at least 3 years

Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and work well as part of a team

Applications are welcomed from senior individuals but also from individuals with a positive attitude who want to make their mark in the industry.  My client has a relaxed culture which encourages and supports staff to develop themselves and opportunities.  Applications are encouraged from individuals who would value being a part of this.

Feel free to contact Martin Higgins in confidence for further information;

admin@maywalters.com or 0121 582 8863

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