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Principal Engineer - Tunnels & Temporary Works

Job Description

Principal Engineer – Tunnels & Temporary Works

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire UK

Salary:  £80,000 - £100,000 dependant on level of experience plus package including: Private Medical, Company Car and a Bonus scheme.

Company Overview

Working for the largest and leading tunnelling sub-contractor in the United Kingdom providing the highest standard of construction and value engineered solutions to the most integrate and complex aspect of civil engineering.


Currently seeking a Principal Engineer who can take a leading role in overseeing the design team in the production of our designs and development of the engineering. This is a leading role, requiring a high level of creativity within a rapidly growing design team.

Requirements: knowledge, personal skills and experience required:

  • You will be highly competent with a proven track record designing and leading in a similar position as principal engineer.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience with expertise in underground structures / tunnelling temporary works and having worked within a design consultancy environment.
  • Master's level degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, however, consideration will be given to Geotechnical and Mining degree backgrounds.
  • Conversant in Temporary and Permanent works design.
  • Chartered or near with a recognised institution, such as the ICE or IStructE, although not essential. Mentoring will be provided to motivated candidates.
  • A proven high level of technical skill and competence in structural design skills and a sound geotechnical grounding.
  • Team leader capability with the ability to mentor and develop junior and senior within the team.
  • Sound understanding of CDM health and safety legislation, and specifically Designer responsibility.
  • Excellent written English language and grammar.

Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and mentor the team of engineers and technicians and assist with professional development.
  • Mange deliverables to programme deadlines
  • Produce designs, checking of others’ and approve designs issued internally and externally to clients. Designs produced to industry standards and codes
  • Coordinate external consultants and third-party checkers
  • Liaison with clients and the project construction teams
  • Typical design applications include
  • Shaft design, including buoyant stability, jacking collars, reinforced concrete bases, tremie plugs, cover slabs opening support structures, and all the ancillary associated temporary works structures.
  • Tunnel designs for Timber Headings, Microtunnelling/Pipejacking,
  • Thrust walls, head walls, launch frames, pipeline proof loads
  • Excavation Stability and support, with a thorough understanding of geotechnical principals for shoring techniques and design of sheet piles & frames, PC modular units, king post etc
  • Earth work stability slope stability analysis, soil nailing
  • Concrete formwork
  • Crane platforms.
  • Ground settlement analysis, from tunnelling and excavations

For further information on this role and to apply please get in touch.

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