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Burns & McDonnell Principal Civil Engineer-Transmission & Distribution (Birmingham, UK) in Birmingham, United Kingdom


To provide technical leadership of Burns & McDonnell’s UK Civil/Structural Section within the (power) Transmission & Distribution Global Practice. This includes:

  • undertaking senior technical roles on project-specific multi-disciplinary engineering teams;

  • being a senior technical authority on civil and structural engineering, as it relates to power T&D infrastructure (electricity substations, overhead lines, and high voltage underground cables), within the wider company;

  • growing and enhancing the Civil/Structural Section engineering capability in the UK business; and

  • leadership responsibility for the technical competence of the civils and structural UK tea

  • technical development, competence management, and career path support within the Civil/Structural Section.

  • Leadership of the UK substation technical delivery, competence, and professional excellence for the entire discipline, UK and International.

  • Working closely with the Civil Structural Section Manager to assemble suitable civil and structural engineering personnel from across our global offices to deliver UK projects.

  • Support with resource planning to ensure that suitably experienced and capable resource to undertake the civil input to substation projects through interaction with the Civil Structural Section Manager, Engineering Director, Planners, Design Managers, other Technical Excellence Managers, and the design team. Identifying and resolving any constraints to delivery.

  • Assume recruitment responsibility, reviewing CVs, interviewing, preparing recruitment documentation, and on-boarding new recruits into the UK civil and structural teams.

  • Leadership of the technical quality of outputs for the Civils and Structural design team. Ensuring that the design meets customer standards, specifications, Eurocodes, British Standards, and good industry practise standards.

  • Be a lead technical person for civil and structural engineering work packages relating to electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure.

  • Where appropriate and required, Contractor Design Approval Engineer (CDAE), as defined by National Grid’s TP137 procedure, or equivalent role as defined by other clients.

  • Provide technical leadership and support to the Burns & McDonnell Substations team based in BMI, Mumbai, India. To include training, competence management, career development, and capability assessments. All in support of BMI Civil Structural Department Manager.

  • Supporting the BMI Civil and Structural Department Manager with the recruitment of UK team members based in Mumbai. Define requirements, reviewing CVs, interviewing, and support on-boarding new recruits into the BMI UK civil and structural teams.

  • Providing technical leadership of engineering input to bids and work winning for the discipline.

  • Development of Innovation within the substation's civils design/delivery team improving methods of working to improve safety, reduce design costs, construction costs/time, and improving efficiency.

  • Development of team competence criteria. Ensuring that the competencies are measured and tracked/updated to understand team capability.

  • Ensure the section’s technical ability is maintained at a professional level and manage training, development, and recruitment for the team.

  • Support the Civil Structural Section Manager to monitor the performance of staff through Performance Reviews and lead Performance Management where required.

  • Understand, maintain and apply company QA policy and procedures. Ensure corrective action in respect of products, services, and the quality system is effective.

  • Drive the introduction of advanced techniques for design delivery for the discipline, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment, and/or technological methods working with the Civil Structural Section Manager and Technologies Director.

  • Maintain compliance to CDM Regulations and all other legal and regulatory requirements associated with the nature of the design undertaken.

  • Undertake technical quality assurance reviews and provide design approval/sign-off, as required, on civil and structural engineering designs.

  • Maintain technical compliance to applicable Burns & McDonnell and client design management standards, processes, and procedures on all work delivered by Civil/Structural Section staff.

  • Develop and implement policies, processes, procedures, standards, and technical guidance, as required to continually improve the engineering capability within the Civil/Structural Section.

  • Act as Principal Designer representative, as defined by UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, where required.

  • Provide technical leadership in the approach to the preparation of project proposals and lead tender presentations.

  • Drive ‘Safety by Design’ approach on all projects, at all times.

  • Support nurturing of safety and technical excellence culture through an emphasis on staff competence, diligence, and responsible attitude.

  • Understanding wider industry best practices and client technical standards/procedures for construction, operations & maintenance, and decommissioning, in order to drive safety, constructability, and operability throughout whole asset lifecycles.

  • Maintain project compliance to Burns & McDonnell’s UK Integrated Management System

  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be asked of this position by Senior Management.


Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited program.

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering a plus.

  • 13 years of civil engineering experience. EPC project experience preferred.

  • Expert knowledge of standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong computer skills (e.g. AutoCAD, MicroStation, BIM (Revit), Civil 3D, PLS, PLS-CADD, RISA-3D, MathCADD), and/or hydraulic, hydrologic, pavement, and civil analysis programs.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead the execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, and ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.

At Burns & McDonnell qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. We believe an inclusive culture is necessary to grow a successful and strong organisation.


Job Engineering

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 225582

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DM #UKO N/A