• Principal Bridge Engineer Jobs in United Kingdom

  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • United Kingdom, Uk

Job Description:

Principal Bridge Engineer - ( BI 0006O3 )


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the countrys most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility

Thats because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company

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Business Unit Description

A-one Integrated Highway services is a joint venture between Jacobs, Costain and Colas and is a key integrated highways service provider carrying out a range of routine and planned maintenance, incident and severe weather response and a number of projects on motorways and trunk roads on behalf on Highways England

The A-one Area 4 Asset Support contract is responsible for the motorways and key trunk roads in Kent, Sussex and small parts of Surrey and Hampshire The network includes key international ports and airports including Gatwick, Channel Tunnel, Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven

The diverse workforce of around 330 people are based at the head office, Kings Hill and at seven depots across our network within Kent and Sussex

Role Outline/Responsibilities

A Principal Bridge Engineer will be responsible for leading design, assessment and optioneering schemes to maintain or improve the Highways England structures assets in Area 4, to the agreed budget, programme and quality, considering the requirements of the key stakeholders

The role will involve managing the schemes by internal and external resources against the programme, as well as providing technical support and reporting the progress of the schemes back to the Design team leader

The successful role holder will have to closely liaise with other teams including asset, construction, commercial as well as other A-one offices, the JV partner parent companies and other stakeholders working closely with A-one , Area 4The Principal Bridge Engineer also will support the senior engineers, engineers, and assistant engineers within the team to develop their career

Main responsibilities

Participate in developing cost effective, feasible, safe structural solutions (highway bridges design and assessment, strengthening, refurbishment or replacement of structural elements; eg expansion joints, bearings, parapets, etc);
Lead assessment / optioneering / design / independent check projects mainly by external resources to the completion under the Design Team Leaders supervision;
Monitor the progress of schemes against the programme and report back to the Design Team Leader;
Bridge between the external design resources and the internal wider team;
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, communicated efficiently, dealt with a positive attitude, take corrective actions, and capture lessons learnt;
Mentor and assist in the career development of other members of the team, especially in achieving;
Share knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt within the team;
Focus on safety



Appropriate degree in Civil / Structural Engineering

Chartered Member of ICE or Instructed

Demonstrable capability of understanding the behaviour of highways structures, particularly highway bridges and their structural element (eg expansion joints, parapets, bearings, etc), independently developing feasible options, conceptual and detailed design as well as assessments

Ability to identify and collate the information necessary for preparation of the works

Ability to prepare hand sketches and estimate the structural analyses without any computer software

Demonstrable knowledge and experience of DMRB, MCHW, British Standards, Eurocodes and CDM

Strong experience in writing technical reports and work specifications

Proficient in managing highways structures schemes by external and internal resources

Proficient in using MS Office programmes including MS Project

Excellent communication skills

Excellent ability of team working, motivating and supporting internal and external team members

Taking lead, ownership and responsibility for works

Open-mindedness towards challenges / change requirements on the developed options

Safety focused

Significant post qualification experience in bridge engineering including design, assessment, strengthening


Ability to use software packages such as LUSAS, Mathcad, Scale, etc

Experience of working on the schemes of Highways England or local authorities would be an advantage

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours contracts Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100 PERCENT of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs

When you join Jacobs, you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; wwwjacobscom

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Kings Hill

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Engineering/Projects, Consulting Services
Functional Area : Engg. project Mgmt./site Engg./Civil Engg.
Role : Civil
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 17th Mar 2020

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