Principle Engineer – Temporary Works

  • Permanent
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • £45,000 to £50,000 per annum

Senior or Principal Engineer – temporary works

£45,000 – £50,000 with a Car allowance (£5,000 – £6,000)

An unparalleled opportunity to tailor your role while delivering recognised value to technically challenging and long-term projects for an expanding business.

My client is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK. Their Engineering and Construction division is a multi-disciplinary design and construct contractor, responsible for the delivery of an annual GBP 160M programme of water treatment, waste water and network projects across the Somerset region. To ensure delivery of our projected workload over the coming decade, they are expanding their in-house technical and design function.

We are looking for an Engineer with extensive civils construction experience. The role involves checking 3rd party temporary works designs, identifying and mitigating risks to workforce, infrastructure, site and residential property. Typical projects include assessing risks to customer property and our assets to ensure deep or sensitive repairs can be carried out safely.

We are responsible for the day-to-day coordination and complete temporary works designs across our business. The role requires being able to undertake structural evaluations and calculations together with provision of specific investigations and temporary works designs where 3rd party suppliers are not involved.

You will be a Chartered member of an appropriate professional institute, e.g. MICE or MIStructE or be working towards this. You’ll need both site and office-based experience, particularly being able to produce construction drawings combining various elements of temporary works.

Your experience of temporary works design should cover as many areas as possible including excavation support, facade retention, tower and mobile crane base, formwork/falsework/scaffold design, shoring/propping and jacking/piling. You should also have a working knowledge of a range of structural software packages.

We’ll expect you to act as the focal point of contact with the construction and repair and maintenance utility teams, so you must be confident and effective working in a dynamic, fast-moving environment and be an excellent communicator with all levels of staff from Director to site operative. You’ll be self-motivated, commercially-aware with excellent time management skills to enable to manage your own and your team’s workload, including utilising consultant support where necessary.

Their established mentoring structure means that we can provide you with all of the professional development support you need. We also offer an excellent remuneration package including bonus, company car and relocation assistance.

You will be based in our award-winning offices in Somerset but will also be required to regularly attend sites to provide reactive support around our region too, so you’ll need a full driving licence.

You must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained.

Interested applicants will need to be eligible to work in the UK and should send a up to date copy of their CV to



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