Paul Basham Associates is a fast-growing and award-winning Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transport Planning consultancy. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer role to develop and manage the creation of complex technical designs, and to project manage various schemes across a diverse range of clients.

Skills & Experience Required

  • 2+ years' experience in a similar role 
  • Line management experience including undertaking appraisals, identification of training and ensuring performance of junior team members
  • Team management and resource coordination experience 
  • Experience working with local authorities, developers and architects on Civil Engineering aspects of a range of schemes
  • Varied experience working on schemes through the planning process; from pre-app through to condition discharge
  • Civil Engineering project management experience including projects combining drainage, external works and highways elements 
  • Solve engineering problems using a sound theoretical approach, based on evidence, and contribute to continuous improvement
  • Identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks
  • Plan the work and resources needed to enable effective implementation of engineering tasks and projects
  • Lead or influence teams/technical specialisms, understanding the limits of their skills and knowledge
  • Manage, prepare and control costs/budgets of engineering tasks or projects including a significant task or project
  • Identify, organise and use resources with consideration of cost
  • Understand the principles of sustainable development and apply them in work
  • Communicate new concepts and ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Plan, carry out and record Continuing Professional Development (CPD) necessary to maintain and enhance competence

Role Specific Requirements

  • Work within an active and lively Civil Engineering design team responsible for the design of drainage systems, highway layouts, and S278/S38 schemes
  • Work in a design office, with regular exposure to developers, architects and local authorities
  • Undertake and manage team resource for design work for drainage systems in accordance with Sewers for Adoption, building regulations and the SuDS Manual
  • Undertake and manage team resource for design work for on and off-site highway features, in accordance with the appropriate standards and codes e.g. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and Manual for Streets
  • Reviewing of junior team members reports, design and drawing work
  • Mentor junior staff members and support their journey towards ICE accreditation
  • Work with the Associate and Technical Director in the preparation of budgets for prospective projects and with the writing of fee proposal letters
  • Attend client meetings and site visits
  • Co-operate with the Quality Management System (QMS) through undertaking administrative activities
  • Promote the company brand and reputation through and marketing input
  • Mentoring and training of junior staff
  • Support our regional offices and other departments through knowledge sharing


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Appraisal and Salary Review
  • Private Healthcare
  • Chance to develop skills and progress your career
  • A friendly and interactive team on hand to ensure a supportive environment and fast progression 
  • Exposure to some of the nation's most prominent developers, planners and architects
  • Active social and charitable calendar 
  • Auto enrolment onto the company Pension Scheme with an employer's contribution of 5%
  • 24 days annual leave as well as your birthday off
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme for purchasing and selling holiday 
  • Payment of a Professional Membership

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