Senior Civil Engineer Project Leader

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Bristol, UK

About this role

Senior Civil Engineer Project Leader

At RPS, our civil engineering business is experiencing strong growth and we are now recruiting for a Project Leader or Senior Civil Engineer to join our team in the UK. We have opportunities Based in Birmingham and Bristol with agile working. In this role, you will be an integral part of our team in delivering projects and solutions for our clients using your expertise in the design of all civil engineering elements of residential, commercial and retail schemes.

We’re RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. Here you’ll find work that is challenging and rewarding, and you’ll be supported every step of the way.

What you’ll be doing

This is a dynamic role with an experienced team and a strong pipeline of interesting projects.

  • Undertake detailed design of all civil engineering elements on residential, commercial and retail development schemes and ensure those designs are fully value engineered, suitable for adoption and most importantly to the clients brief and expectations

  • Take responsibility of financial aspects of the various schemes including producing fee proposals, negotiating fee agreements, monitoring costs, revenue and profit etc

  • Assist with leading and developing a team of engineers within the engineering department

  • Development of new work streams particularly in the residential sector in the south and south west

  • Build and develop good client relationships

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced Project Leader or Senior Civil Engineer with experience in the design of roads and sewers who can communicate at all levels and engage successfully with clients and local authorities. The most suitable candidate will have proven track record in delivering quality Civil Engineering solutions and designs for infrastructure, highways and particularly residential, commercial and retail development projects.

An excellent communicator is needed to develop and build on existing client contacts to successfully bring in new work streams and the right candidate will need to be proficient in use of AutoCAD, Windes and PDS or XP Site 3D

Further to the relevant experience we will be looking for extensive knowledge of DMRB standards, and highway and drainage agreement processes with highway and sewerage authorities.

  • HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

What’s in it for you?

We’re an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you’re not a number, you’re part of the solution.

Company benefits

We will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in this industry. We offer you a work environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking – to drive solutions-based outputs that deliver sustainable benefit for our clients, their projects and the environment. We also actively encourage global mobility opportunities for our talented people, enabling us to deliver interconnected sectors and services, and make RPS a great place to do great work.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
  • Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Life Assurance, Critical illness cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Screening
  • Dental Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Memberships and a BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.