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Principal Civil Engineer

Principal Civil Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Civil
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Civil Engineer to join the Civil Engineering team in our London office in Canary Wharf. You will be a leading member of a team of engineers working on a broad cross section of general infrastructure projects across several markets, including waste, defence, property, industrial and transportation.


You will be given the opportunity to work on some of the most prestigious projects across the UK. Key clients include Heathrow, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Local Authorities and Waste Authorities, and working with these clients to deliver their aspirations and ambitions will be an important factor. You will play a leading role in the design and assessment of infrastructure projects within multidisciplinary design teams and will take appropriate responsibility for the delivery and quality of the design elements.


We are looking for individuals that have a strong base of technical skills coupled with excellent organisational and communication skills gained in either a multi-disciplinary or engineering consultancy environment who now want to enhance and diversify these skills within a growing organisation that will support their future development.


Key Duties:


  • Senior member of a team of engineers working on a range of infrastructure projects.
  • Be client facing and able to develop client relationships
  • Manage design teams and provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the design team
  • Adhere to quality and technical assurance procedures for all deliverables produced by the team
  • Deliver engineering services/projects to a range of sectors, including waste, water, utilities, and industrial
  • Contribute to and lead engineering inputs to PQQs and tenders
  • Compliance with Wood's HSSE, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy requirements.


Skills / Qualifications

Experience & Skills



  • Has worked within a multi-disciplinary or engineering consultancy
  • Has demonstrable technical engineering experience within an infrastructure context
  • Considerable experience working in consultancy environment
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrable technical review/assurance skills


  • Has worked for one of Wood's direct competitors
  • Has multi-sector experience
  • Has experience of working on major infrastructure projects
  • Has experience working in an NEC Contract environment
  • Experience of 3D design software (e.g. Autodesk Revit and/or Civils 3D)
  • Working knowledge of Highway Authority Sections 38, 116, 117 and 278 and Water Authority sections 104, 116 and 185 agreements
  • User of MicroDrainage Software
  • Thorough knowledge of the application of BIM





  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering
  • Member of a relevant professional body such as ICE
  • Chartered Engineer


Project Management qualification



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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