Principal Highway Engineer (Drainage)

Principal Highway Engineer (Drainage)

Principal Highway Engineer (Drainage)

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Cardiff, Wales
Job Type
Full Time Job
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Date Posted
1 year ago
Sophy Martin
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Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity for a Principal Engineer (Drainage) with a strong infrastructure background who can demonstrate experience in designing drainage and highways in Cardiff / South Wales.

We are looking for an individual with experience in sustainable drainage systems and land drainage.

The principal engineer Leads the planning, design, construction and maintenance of physical infrastructures, especially large and complex infrastructures, such as roads, bridges, channels and dams. Oversees the evaluation and inspection of civil engineering projects to ensure that standards and requirements are met. Reviews and approves technical documentation, such as drawings and specifications, for civil engineering projects. Supervises adherence to building codes and safety regulations relevant to civil engineering.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop drainage solutions for highway, infrastructure and site development schemes for feasibility, planning, tender, and detailed design stages of the project.
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microdrainage and Causeway Flow drainage design software.
  • Design of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) with good knowledge of relevant current standards and guidelines and contemporary environmental solutions to manage land drainage.

What we’re looking for:

  • Expected to have >10 years relevant post degree graduate experience or extensive and proven experience post HNC/HND. Incorporated Engineer professional qualification (IEng) or someone very close to IEng.
  • Thorough understanding of drainage design principles including foul, surface water, land drainage and SuDS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the SAB process.
  • Clear evidence of successful management of projects/programmes and teams to meet both quality and commercial targets
  •  Clear evidence of strong client communication skills
  • Be adept with one of MicroDrainage, Civil 3D or PDS, and be well-versed in the preparation of notes and specifications sufficient for technical approvals and construction, ideally with experience of Section 38/278 highway schemes and Section 104/106 drainage schemes.

About Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places.

Across the UK, our clients rely on our trusted team of experts delivering ingenious and effective solutions for their projects. From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and collaborative approach.

We’re a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks nd plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places. Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.


We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Job ID: 4221

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