Principal Bridge Engineer / Associate (T&IDIBridgeEng01)



Competitive Salary & Benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- West Midlands -- Birmingham

Job Type

Friday, April 23, 2021

Closing date
31 May 2021 23:59

Service line
Design Infrastructure

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Bridge Engineer at Associate status to work in our Design Infrastructure team in our Birmingham office ideally. Nottingham, Manchester or Leeds will also be considered.

The role will involve providing a discipline lead on complex infrastructure projects, as well as full project management of multiple small to medium sized bridge schemes. It will require the successful delivery of feasibility studies, reports, cost estimates, contract document and designs through the management of technical issues, resource, programme and fees. The successful candidate will be a Charted Engineer able to demonstrate a high level of experience and knowledge in the inspection, assessment, design, construction and remediation of highway and railway structures to DMRB, Network Rail and Eurocodes standards. Experience of a variety of bridge and structural projects will be required, with particular expertise in reinforced earth and sheet-piled bridge abutments and fully integral or semi-integral bridge forms.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that the individual is comfortable working on complex and challenging infrastructure schemes within a fast-paced, professional environment and is able to manage stakeholder expectations to the benefit of the scheme. Experience of Design and Build procurement would be an advantage,

It is also important that the individual is driven by a genuine desire to identify the optimum design solutions to complex engineering problems and is able to take a pragmatic approach to the application of specialist advice to achieve specific project outcomes. As such, the successful candidate will be both technically and commercially astute with a good understanding of cost, programme, contractual and buildability issues.

About the team

The T&I infrastructure design Service provides design services on a broad range of infrastructure projects ranging from large scale highway works to major rail freight interchanges and strategic residential developments. These schemes are undertaken for a variety of clients from developers to national contractors and the public sector.

Over recent years, the team has made good progress in achieving BWB’s strategic objective of designing and delivering increasingly large and complex infrastructure schemes.  This exciting and stimulating role will make a major contribution to the further development and evolution of this key corporate objective though the continued development of a specific bridge engineering capability.

BWB are proud to have become a Highways England Regional Delivery Partner and you will be working with Highways England as well as numerous other key clients and will be a key member of a growing team within BWB.

We are fast growing team with a presence in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, working on projects across the country.  We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, value engineered designs that provide real value for money for our clients and serve our nation’s current and future needs.

We are privileged to have a team of engineers from various backgrounds and experiences who work together to enhance each other’s skills.  We believe passionately in the importance of training and knowledge sharing, and aim to create well rounded engineers proficient in all aspects of highway and infrastructure design. 

About you

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, approachable and possess strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels internally and particularly with external design team members and clients. Having previous experience of communicating with clients and other stakeholders on a face to face basis is essential and a key part of this role.  The preparation of clear and concise technical reports and presentations is vital, as well as the ability to communicate complex engineering issues to a non-technical audience.

This is an ideal opportunity for the right person to help deliver some of BWB’s most prestigious and complex projects, with all of the obvious career potential this brings. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in BWB’s internal Management Development and Academy programmes, which are designed to support and fast track such career development. Details of these programmes can be found on our website.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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