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Principal Engineer – Rivers and Hydraulic Structures

Arcadis UK

This is a Contract position in Victoria, BC posted November 24, 2022.

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description: We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer to join our Water team delivering design, strategic and advisory services on wide ranging projects within the Water Management sector.

You will join a team of 60 people who provide services across the whole Water Management spectrum including hydrology, flood management, hydraulic and network modelling, river and coastal engineering, flood defence, surface water and urban drainage, dams and reservoirs and water environmental studies.

Our team is growing and adapting to meet our client’s challenges in managing water, to increase resilience and improve quality of life for local communities.

We are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking water professional who has strong technical skills and knowledge in the design of hydraulic structures, canals and river engineering works.

The work will be varied and technically challenging.

You can expect to be working on projects ranging from dam spillways to scour protection for road and rail bridges, new weirs to watercourse diversions.

Our clients are from private and public sector, and include the Environment Agency, the Canal & River Trust, Natural Resources Wales and water companies, local authorities, Network Rail and highway authorities.

You will also support in the tendering and winning of new work opportunities.

Collaborating, learning, supporting others, thinking proactively and creatively forms the ethos of the team and a fundamental part of your role.

You may be given the opportunity to line manage other staff and support Graduate Engineers in their training and preparation for professional review.

The role will require you develop trusted relationships with clients and colleagues across the business.

Travel to our client’s offices, site visits and other locations throughout the UK will be required occasionally.

Role accountabilities: Delivery of allocated technical assignments, work elements and work packages and other design activities Undertaking technical tasks in accordance with the Company’s quality, safety and project management/engineering procedures and controls Provision of Civil Engineering design inputs, within own area of experience/knowledge, across aspects of the Company’s activities and commissions Checking and reviewing designs and documents before issue Undertaking consultancy assignments and providing advisory support to our clients and contribute to formulation of design concepts and approaches Maintain trusted relationships with Client’s key representatives and contribute to the marketing/networking.

Input to the preparation of technical proposals and bids Supporting the development of other staff, particularly in their technical skills Specific allocated responsibilities and duties commensurate with individual experience and developmental needs.

Qualifications & Experience: Degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline.

Chartered Engineer and preferably member of ICE or CIWEM.

Post-graduate experience, including overseeing aspects of a project of small to medium scale, application of British and European Standards and codes of practice with a particular strength in hydraulic and civil engineering design.

Experience of working on dams, reservoirs, canals, watercourse diversions and river scour would be an advantage.

Have a sound knowledge of the industry, knowledge of managing and maintaining infrastructure assets and have up to date on knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues.

Experience working within and ideally leading multi-disciplinary teams focussing on projects in Water Management and/or civils engineering infrastructure.

Demonstrable skills in technical feasibility assessment, outline and detailed design, and construction related experience would be a distinct advantage.

Ability to deliver quality outputs and meet project timelines effectively Good motivation, influencing and people management skills.

Ability to adapt to changing situations, with the talent to think effectively and clearly and implement effective solutions.

Knowledge and experience of BIM led design and Civils 3D.

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet.

We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth’s resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet.

As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT and Race.

A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.