Principal Engineer


Principal Engineer : Job Summary

Reference Location Sector Contract Type Posted
Principal Engineer Skipton Structural Engineering & Design Permanent 29/07/2020

We are currently looking to recruit a Principal Engineer for our head office in Skipton.  The role holder will manage multiple projects simultaneously including preparation of structural calculations and drawings for building superstructures.  

This is a permanent, full time position.

Responsibilities : 

  • Adherence to the Integrated Management System 
  • Undertaking concept designs and planning at concept stage on a wide variety of buildings 
  • The production of structural engineering calculations for building superstructures including light gauge steel frames, hot rolled transfer structures, composite floor slabs etc. 
  • Budgetary and programme control of the structural teams work on individual projects 
  • Delivering excellent project work within agreed deadlines and budget including establishing client briefs, appropriate fees, and commercial management through to completion  
  • Interact and cultivate relations with clients and other project members
  • Monitoring site works to establish that it is being carried out in accordance with specifications and method statements 
  • Keeping colleagues informed of important and relevant design decisions to make sure the objectives of the company and client are achieved 
  • Representing Sigmat at meetings with client and suppliers 
  • Assisting and mentoring of Senior Engineers and Graduate Engineers 
  • Undertaking site visits as and when required 
  • Lead, advise and direct your team in producing designs, carrying out research and providing reports for the required structural works on our engineering projects 
  • Checking of designs and drawings and other works undertaken by the team, providing feedback and coaching where necessary 
  • Any other task commensurate with this post 

What we are looking for :

  • Experience as a lead structural engineer on projects 
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of currents codes of practice
  • Broad range of engineering skills 
  • Familiarity with BIM technology 
  • Comfortable undertaking calculations by hand and using spreadsheets.  Experience using Trimble design software (Tekla Structural Designer and/or Tedds) would be beneficial 
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and alongside colleagues and the external design team to provide engineering solutions 
  • Bachelor's degree BEng / BSc or Master's degree MEng/ MSc that meets the engineering academic requirements for progression to Chartership 
  • Fully Chartered Engineer or near completion 
  • CSCS card holder
  • Valid UK driving licence 
  • Demonstrate good people management and leadership 

What we are offering : 

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off 
  • Company pension scheme, matching up to 5%
  • Company life assurance - three times your annual salary 
  • Workplace nursery scheme 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Mobile and technology loans 
  • Travel season ticket loan 
  • Access to Perkbox - an online discount platform 
  • Free eye tests for VDU users 
  • Friendly, modern working environment
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