Principal Highway Detailed Design Engineer


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious Engineer to join Sanderson Associates at their offices near Huddersfield/Wakefield as a Principal Highway Detailed Design Engineer (Team Leader Position) who will head one of our teams which consist of two to four engineers and technicians working on the design and procurement of highway and infrastructure projects


  • Manage and review the preparation of designs, drawings and reports for a variety of highway and infrastructure proposals
  • Preparation of site appraisals for residential developments
  • Undertake feasibility and pre-planning assessments of engineering infrastructure
  • Liaison with clients, regulators and other stakeholders
  • Management and mentoring of engineers and technicians and reviewing technical outputs
  • Project management, team management and budgetary control
  • Business development through client liaison, networking and preparation of bids and proposals


  • Civil Engineering degree/HND educated in a relevant discipline
  • Chartered or working towards chartered status with a recognized professional institution (e.g. ICE or IHE or CIHT) is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure design at concept, feasibility and preliminary level
  • Good knowledge of relevant policy and design standards (e.g. DMRB, Sewers for Adoption)
  • Experience in the design and supervision of adopted drainage and highways
  • Experience of NEC3 contracts and complying with Designer Duties under CDM
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD, PDS/3D Civils and WinDes Microdrainage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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