The purpose of this role is to carry out detailed design and checking of temporary works and minor permanent works for civil engineering, and to provide technical support to assist with operational activities. This role is based at Head Office, Barrhead but providing national coverage which may require occasional travel throughout the UK.

What you will do:

  • Technical Design
  • Prepare and check detailed technical designs (including calculations, drawings, risk assessments, design certificates)
  • Undertake preliminary designs for pricing
  • Obtain independent checks and/or third-party technical approvals (e.g. for rail works)
  • Ensure design outputs meet CDM/health and safety/environmental compliance

Technical Support

  • Provide technical information/advice
  • Propose and/or develop value engineered alternative solutions (during design or construction phases)
  • Undertake technical review of method statements for complex or unusual methods
  • Undertake review of defects or compensation events and advise on solutions

Administrative Support

  • Assist with the approval of external suppliers
  • Assist with developing and maintaining processes, procedures and standards for technical design
  • Obtain or provide pricing for estimating purposes

General Responsibilities

  • Liaise with customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary
  • Assist with promoting best practice internally
  • Assist with promoting the Company to customers

What you will have:

  • Significant experience within the civil engineering field
  • Experience in the detailed design of permanent and temporary works including the use of CAD
  • Working knowledge of relevant industry specifications
  • Experience in obtaining third party technical approval of proposals
  • Degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering
  • Current relevant CSCS card
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering management, construction processes and technical design
  • Good team worker and able to coach others but also able to exercise own judgement and work independently, managing own time/tasks
  • Effective communicator and able to assert own view
  • Ability to identify risks and opportunities
  • Ability to think laterally but remain critically objective in evaluating alternatives
  • A mix of site and design office experience
  • Incorporated/Chartered membership, or equivalent, with a relevant professional institution (or en route to achieving such a qualification)

What do we offer?

The salary is competitive based on knowledge and experience.

We offer the chance to work in a friendly, hard-working and high-achieving team where you will be encouraged to take responsibility, develop yourself and see the difference you are making to the business. We provide a range of benefits, including private healthcare, pension, discounts and flexible working arrangements.

Our head office is in Barrhead (one mile from Barrhead train station) in our own building. We also offer flexible working options.

If you meet the requirements for the Design Development Engineer position and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to before 12pm, Monday 5th September 2022 or fill in the form below.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

We promote equal opportunity within George Leslie and value diversity in our workforce. Our commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity begins with our recruitment and selection process. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process.

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Design Development Engineer

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