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Senior Design Engineer (Bridges)

Posted: 2 Sep 2020 Closes: 2 Oct 2020
Oxford, England Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1940467808

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We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer (Bridges) to join our design team in Oxford.

The Oxfordshire Highways contract is an integrated contract delivering a range of services in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. Oxfordshire County Council maintains over 1000 highway structures, many of them with historic interest and key significance in the transport network, providing a varied and challenging workload. To achieve the growth and economic aspirations set by Oxfordshire County Council, there is an exciting and ambitious capital investment programme to tackle congestion and improve access to businesses and housing, and therefore we are seeking to recruit design staff at various levels to expand the Oxford office.

The Senior Design Engineer will play an important role in a small team of engineers and technicians to design and deliver a range of projects and functions to maintain this important asset, to agreed budgets and programmes.

You'll:
  • Lead preparation of designs for a wide variety of bridge replacement, strengthening and maintenance schemes in close collaboration with our client to identify and meet the project objectives.
  • Line manage and/or mentor some staff within the team, ensuring work is planned and undertaken safely and efficiently.
  • Implement a variety of highway structures schemes from 'cradle to grave', within budget, to programme and in compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectives, including liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in other structures asset management activities such as inspections, review of third party designs, structural assessments, maintenance prioritisation etc.
  • Work closely with project managers and other local team members to provide technical support to a variety of highway and transport schemes.
  • Assist in the training and development of our trainee and graduate engineers.

We're looking for:

  • Substantial experience in highway structures inspection, maintenance, design, asset management and construction.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with clients, contractors, stakeholders and multidiscipline design teams.
  • Good working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works/Eurocodes relating to the design and maintenance of highway structures.
  • Experience of mentoring bridge engineers, graduates and technicians.
  • Proficient in the use of structural analysis & design software (e.g. LUSAS, TEDDS, RING & AutoCAD).
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player with a 'can do' approach.

The position is based in our co-located office in County Hall. We work out of a lively, vibrant workplace in a central location where we are next to one of UK's leading shopping centres with excellent access to public transport.

A career with us means you'll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

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Additional Information
  • Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular
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