Due to a healthy forward workload, we are currently looking to appoint a Principal Bridge Engineer in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to work in one of the UK’s leading private Engineering Consultancies working on a varied portfolio of bridge works including major infrastructure and highway schemes throughout the UK.

You can expect to be active on a number of projects and with a number of clients at any given time.


  • Building relationships with Clients on projects and working with senior staff to promote the business.
  • Preparation of fee proposals.
  • Preparing bridge design calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice
  • Using specialist bridge analysis software such as MIDAS, and Autodesk Structural Bridge Design to undertake complex modelling of bridges
  • Leading and assisting with the preparation of documentation relating to projects
  • Designing in 3D modelling environments such as Revit and Civil 3D
  • Taking a lead role in the resolution of technical issues
  • Supervision and technical development of other engineering team members
  • Attendance at design meetings and site inspections


  • Degree in civil engineering
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer professional status, or equivalent, or about to sit professional exams
  • You will have a gained substantial structural design experience within the bridges sector and in a consultancy environment
  • Have previous relevant site experience including supervision of elements of large, complex bridge engineering projects
  • Excellent communication skills including technical written English
  • Experience preparing design deliverables using civil engineering design software packages
  • Flexible and enthusiastic approach, team player, proactive and delivery focused
  • An aptitude for Building Information Modelling and the workflow associated with projects delivered in a Common Data Environment


The current permanent employment opportunity offers a competitive salary and excellent flexible benefits package for permanent staff which includes training opportunities, reimbursement of professional fees, contributory pension, personal health care plan and life insurance, interest-free travel loan scheme, additional leave purchase and buy-back scheme, staff loyalty bonus. Additional benefits may vary between offices. You can learn more about our staff benefits here.


We aim to be the number one team and company of choice for our clients, who seek integrated and high-quality services.

As an employer, we are motivated to support and develop our staff and to provide an environment where people can flourish and reach their full potential. We are committed to taking equity, inclusion and diversity seriously and support and encourage staff from all backgrounds, genders, age, LGBQT+, race, faith and cultures. We offer a range of inclusive policies, including hybrid working arrangements and family-friendly flexibility and support.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a fast paced, friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its unrivalled list of Clients, whilst having a clear vision for innovation and sustainable design. This is an opportunity to earn while you learn on your way to a bright future.

To apply for this position, send your CV to recruitment@fairhurst.co.uk stating the position for which you are applying.