Careers with SYSTRA

Senior / Principal Engineer (Highways) - Newcastle

Job Reference: CON027

We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior or Principal Engineer to join our growing Development Infrastructure Engineering team in our Newcastle office.

The successful candidate will join a growing and vibrant Highways and Development Infrastructure team providing strong technical guidance whilst contributing to work-winning with both existing and new clients.

The role:

The main focus of the role is to act as a Project Manager for development schemes from inception to completion, responsible for delivering a broad range of services to public and private sector clients and partners, including:

  • Preparation of feasibility studies, preliminary through to detailed design for road and drainage infrastructure;
  • Maintain Designers Risk Assessments in accordance with CDM regulations
  • Undertake site visits, surveys and inspections, preparing follow up reports
  • Montor delivery against project deliverables
  • Mentor junior staff members, assisting with their development
  • Take responsibility and provide all technical and commercial knowledge on projects

To be successful in the role you will need

  • Either Chartered Status or approaching chartered status (Senior Engineer) experience on development highway design, junction design and associated environmental impact reporting.
  • It is essential that you have experience of Highways Design using Civils 3D
  • Strong technical knowledge, including use of industry standard road/drainage design software and sound knowledge of current design standards (Civils 3D / PDS / MX, Micro Drainage).
  • Ability to form constructive, lasting relationships with clients and professional partners
  • Ability to develop and sell innovative solutions for clients
  • Ability to effectively lead an experienced team of professionals
  • High standards of written and oral communication
  • Excellent understanding of project management
  • A proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • A commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues
  • Familiar with CDM process; Should be well-versed in UK highways technical and legal framework and relevant authorities, adoption processes.

In return, we offer an excellent salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.