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Solihull, West Midlands

Competitive salary

Permanent

Transportation

Melissa Self

We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Senior Pavement Engineer to join our team.  In this role, you'll be responsible for :

Managing and develop a team of pavement specialists that works in close liaison with the established pavement engineering team based in Edinburgh to plan, specify, procure and supervise pavement investigation works, schedule laboratory testing and perform suitable numerical analysis to produce detailed design documentation (drawings, specifications and reports) in compliance with the UK DMRB and MCDHW to both project programme and budget.  To identify and pursue business opportunities in relation to the supply of pavement engineering professional services.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Management and overseeing the operation of a Solihull based pavement engineering team that will work in conjunction with the team in Edinburgh.
  • Development of local workload streams from internal and external clients.
  • Planning, investigation & analysis of pavement investigation data from a range of road survey and investigation techniques to inform the development of design solutions.
  • You’ll ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct and carried out in accordance within agreed timescales and budgets.
  • To be personally responsible for taking on significant elements of the detailed design.
  • Identify work winning opportunities and be comfortable bidding for work.
  • You’ll provide technical guidance and training to junior staff and assist, where practicable, in the mentoring and development of staff.
  • You’ll hold financial responsibility for projects/work tasks

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • To be successful in this role you’ll be able to demonstrate significant experience in the use of Highways Agency Pavement Management System (HAPMS) and/ or other pavement management system.
  • You’ll possess highly competent knowledge of all sections of the DMRB Volume 7, Pavement Design and Maintenance, TRL Reports and appropriate British Standards.
  • You’ll demonstrate experience in direct and back analysis assessment of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) using Dynatest ELMOD 6
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate expert use of Shell Bisar 3.0 to undertake analytical pavement design and residual life calculations
  • Vast experience in the planning, procurement and supervision of pavement investigations
  • Significant experience in providing pavement consultancy services to local government on transport and multi-disciplinary schemes.
  • Significant experience of the preparation and specification of 700 Series Appendix documents for both major and small scale projects using Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW).
  • Ability to use and guide others on design and assessment software packages.
  • Fully Conversant with DMRB, MCDHW and other design methods and standards;
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in clear English;
  • Sound awareness of legal and contractual matters in the terms of service provision, the preparation of contract documents and site supervision of pavement investigation and construction works.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel.
  • Possess a working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Personal Qualities:

  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and clients and to produce clear and concise reports.
  • Commitment to delivering quality products.
  • Able to project a professional image and develop strong Client relationships.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and seek assistance when required
  • Ability to monitor and assist other team members Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales are met
  • Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions
  • Take responsibility for personal development of self and others
  • Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions.
  • Effective negotiation and persuading skills, able to manage and diffuse challenging situations. Able to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues, clients and contractors
  • Able to recognise own impact on others and adapt approach where Appropriate. Demonstrate pride in work, through accurate timely delivery

 

Professional Membership and Qualifications:

  • Hold a degree in a Civil Engineering subject
  • Chartered Membership of an appropriate professional institution.

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