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Principal Engineer

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Job Title: Principal Engineer
Location: Birmingham
Business Unit: Kier Professional Services
Contract: Permanent
Job Grade: M1

Kier Professional Services (KPS) are an exclusive in-house resource, providing readily available expert advice to support understanding and resolution of technical project issues in temporary and permanent works. KPS are able to quickly mobilise resources to support project delivery and consistently deliver a dependable design service for buildability and safety.

Kier Professional Services (KPS) are currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer to deliver a broad range of complex Civil and Structural and related services in temporary works.

Key Responsibilities

In this exciting Principal Engineer role, you’ll lead on a broad range of Civil and Structural services. Temporary Works design will be your primary focus, providing designs and support for a wide range of projects of differing sizes for our various internal clients. Works may also include Permanent Works designs for buildings, highways and infrastructure. You’ll also supervise the production of BIM models, support tender schemes and provide design management advice to support bid winning and project delivery. You’ll lead the development of Group wide technical standards and design processes, identify risks and solutions to facilitate scoping, pricing, designing and construction and provide delivery of bespoke training courses to site-based and construction personnel.

What do we need from you?

We require a Chartered Professional with strong demonstrable experience within this discipline. You’ll have undertaken a wide range of Civil and Structural design in temporary works. Additional experience within Permanent Works design and a strong background in Geotechnical would be desirable.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary, company car or allowance (£5,300 if chosen), and an outstanding package, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as: 
•    Free Life Assurance 
•    Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role) 
•    Employee Assistance Programme 
•    Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers 
•    Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing

Flexible/Agile Working

At Kier we believe that – wherever we can, whether office or site-based – we should embrace an agile/flexible approach to working. We are proud to offer our employees the opportunity, where we can, to do this. Please don’t hesitate to ask during the recruitment process around agile working and flexibility – We’ll do our best to support you.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing 

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

Recruitment Agencies - opportunities at Kier are managed by our internal recruitment team. We are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. If there is a specific business need a member of the recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL to ensure all CV’s are uploaded onto our portal to be considered. For further information, visit our Careers Help page

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