engineer in leicester

job type
£ 42,000 per year
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job details

leicester, east midlands
job category
construction & property
job type
working hours
£ 42,000 per year
reference number
0121 212 7790
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job description

Office-based Engineer, Leicester

We are working on behalf of a prestigious housebuilder to recruit for an Engineer to be based in their Leicester office. The main purpose of the role is to provide health and safety and engineering support at all stages of the development process, from initial viability advice to design development, gaining technicial approvals and providing advice to other departments as required.


- Competitive salary (Up to 45k)

- Car allowance


Preparation of viabilities

* Have the ability to interpret geo-technical reports and make recommendations
* Be capable of preparing initial site designs and constraints plans at an early stage
* Demonstrate an understanding of the process for procuring new utility proposals
* Fully understand the CDM regulations and demonstrate a working knowledge

Resolve engineering issues as part of planning application

* Continue to develop site designs and provide full engineering support throughout the planning process
* Manage consultants in road, sewer, levels, cut and fill designs, to satisfy planning whilst maintaining the most competitive and practical solution
* Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve any engineering issues
* Co-ordinate and manage statutory bodies such as Highway Authorities, Water Companies, Environment Agency, etc to resolve any engineering issues
* Work with the project team to add value and secure the best planning consent and engineering solution for the company

Ensure compliance with building regulations and NHBC standards

* Ensure engineeringdesign is compliant with necessary standards
* Manage consultants in the preparation of foundations and other engineering matters as necessary
* Monitor and resolve any CML issues during the construction phase to ensure timely completion of plots

Ensure all information is available for concept meeting / pre tender / pre start / site start

* Ensure all engineering drawings and details are available and checked, in advance of start on site including foundations, sub-structure, highways, sewerage, utilities and any remediation proposals.
* Procure technical approval for highways / sewerage/ land drainage /utilities
* Procure and manage utilities i.e. existing and proposed - at all key stages.
* Input into LAMP/ Site Specific Environmental Action Plans / CDM / Health and Safety / Environmental issues
* Prepare and supply tender documentation for specialist designs such as piled foundations / grouting /ground improvement


* Securing all technical approvals necessary for a competent site start
* Attend pre tender / pre start / site start / regular site project meetings / client meetings / specification reviews and any other relevant meeting as required under the company's operating framework
* Undertake regular site visits
* Any other duties as required

The Person:

* Extensive experience of engineering issues gained within housebuilding industry e.g. roads and sewers, foundations, land drainage, utilities, etc.
* IT/Computer literate
* Engineering related qualification, degree or equivalent.
* Part of a successful engineering team.
* A high level of proficiency in AutoCAD / PDS / Windes / Microdrainage
* Ability to undertake civil engineering design in-house and to manage and assess external designs
* Thorough understanding of technical and regulatory requirements
* Ability to interpret geotechnical and environmental reports and make suitable recommendations
* Demonstrate a track record of producing technical site appraisals - preferred
* Thorough knowledge of assessment of ground conditions for foundation and sub-structure design
* Thorough knowledge of remediation techniques and methodology - preferred
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise
* Track record of negotiating successful technical approvals
* Undertaking how to create value from design and the impact of the business of design changes
* Established relationships with key enablers in the engineering field

If you are interested in this role please apply or contact Bethan Morgan in our Leicester office!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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