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Senior/Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location Coventry
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

RSK Land & Development and Engineering (LDE) Ltd, part of the RSK Group of companies, provides a complete engineering design service for residential and commercial development projects, both pre and post planning.  RSK LDE Ltd was formed in 2003 after a number of specialist design engineers joined RSK in order to strengthen its existing in-house capabilities.  It now has a highly experienced team made up of professional civil and structural engineering staff with many years experience in the assessment, design and construction of major development projects.  LDE’s engineers typically evaluate the land use constraints in support of the site acquisition and planning process.  This work would then be continued into detail design, obtaining statutory approvals, procuring and supervising the site infrastructure and remediation projects. 

Overall RSK currently offer the following engineering expertise:  infrastructure and pre-acquisition engineering assessments, highways, drainage, structural and civil design, statutory utilities negotiations, flood risk and transport assessments. 

Principal Infrastructure Engineer


  • Principal Infrastructure Engineer within design team on designated projects, reporting to the Associate Director/Director.
  • As a principal designer; manage, lead and deliver designs on designated projects utilising members of the design team, on time and on budget.
  • Prepare infrastructure drawings and design using AutoCAD and other proprietary design software.
  • Provide a single point of contact within LDE on designated projects.
  • Undertake negotiations with Local and Drainage Authority Engineers on design for adoptable works (Section 104, Section 38 and Section 278).
  • Negotiations with statutory utilities to obtain layouts and quotations.
  • Understand and implement designs on private areas to comply with current Codes of Practice.
  • Understand and appreciate the role of the other members of the design team (Architect, M&E Engineer, Client etc).
  • Keep up to date with changes in legislation, codes of practice, design codes and proprietary suppliers.
  • Undertake project reviews and value engineering of each project to ensure the client requirements are met by the most viable option.
  • Understand the required programme, co-ordination, communication and LDE involvement within project to ensure satisfactory delivery of a project.
  • Maintain and develop technical and management capability through CPD, attending internal and external seminars regularly.
  • Understand and implement RSK’s HERRR, Quality and SHEQMS procedures at project level.
  • Attend training seminars when relevant and present key points to colleagues.
  • Checking of drawings and calculations prepared by colleagues.
  • Undertake calculations and designs using an efficient and rationalised process to the latest design standards.
  • Assist in the day-to-day and weekly workload programme to ensure delivery of projects.
  • Technical report production (pre-acquisition, planning submission, utilities & flood risk assessments)

Technical Specification

Some of the key skills and expertise required for this role will include:

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Practical understanding of civil engineering principles.
  • Working knowledge of PDS for highway design and ground modelling.
  • Working knowledge of WinDes to design and model new drainage systems including sustainable drainage.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D desirable but not essential.
  • Develop project management skills using RSK procedures.
  • Understand and implement Designer’s duties under the CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Working knowledge of Sewers for Adoption 6th/7th Edition
  • Working knowledge of CIRIA SuDS Manual
  • Working knowledge of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

Person Specification:

  • 5-10 years experience in a similar role within Consultancy
  • Educated to degree or HNC level.
  • Chartered or Incorporated member of the Institution of Civil Engineers preferable but not essential.
  • Ability to manage a team of Engineers and Technicians and mentor junior members of staff.
  • Ability to analyse and monitor project finances.
  • Experienced in the design of roads and sewers.
  • Experienced in the design of residential developments
  • Self-motivated and ambitious.
  • A good self-manager of time and work.
  • Strong team player with an energetic outlook that motivates others.
  • Experienced in use of Microsoft products including Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Client facing


  • £commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development 

RSK is a leading environmental, engineering and technical services group providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. We know that the world faces some very significant challenges in the years to come. The United Nations are referring to the ‘Decade of Action’, saying that we have “ten years to transform our world” and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. RSK is on a mission to deliver solutions which will help to address these major global challenges, reshaping our natural and built environments and creating a more sustainable future. We need an outstanding workforce to help us achieve this. Do you have what it takes?

RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, we are a group of over 120 businesses, many of which operate under different brands, employing over 7,000 employees worldwide. We plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with us.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented people. Employees are at the heart of our business, and we recognise that our success is founded on the talent of our people. As a company, we want you to share in our achievements and we want to be a conduit for your success. RSK prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing professional development and enabling employees to reach their full potential. Despite our growing numbers, we are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that RSK was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to all that we do.

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