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Senior Principal Design Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Senior Principal Design Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.


In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.


With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.


We are at an incredibly exciting time of expansion  and are looking for a Senior Principal Design Engineer to play an integral role in the development of our delivery capability, playing a key role in the design team and supporting technical functions throughout our rail works in the UK 

Job description

As the Senior Principal Design Engineer you will -support internal and external Client technical teams by fulfilling the Principal Designer Representative role on projects, ensuring Principal Designer duties are adequately discharged under the CDM Regulations. You will lead in carrying out project safety reviews, ensuring the application of the principles of prevention, and preparing pre-construction information and health and safety files.
The role will nominally be based in Cardiff or Bristol. Egis promote flexible working so homeworking is common amongst the team. The role will also require regular site visits in South Wales to support an existing contract. 
This role is within our transportation team so would work across light rail, conventional heavy rail, and highspeed rail projects. Key activities that the role will require: 


  • Prepare, manage and monitor project-level CDM plans and strategies 
  • Assist the Client in identifying and obtaining existing pre-construction information and managing its collation 
  • Review and analyse existing information and identify elements where information is missing/required
  • Review and comment on designers’ hazard & risk information / support the project with management of the hazard register, including support at HazID workshops 
  • Work closely alongside designers and support them in identifying and eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks to the health and safety of others 
  • Work closely with Clients / Project Managers to guide them in producing designs that are safe to build and maintain 
  • Assist in the review of Construction Phase Plans and WPPs 
  • Assist in the preparation of the Health and Safety File and Operation and Maintenance file 
  • Assist in the preparation of Asset Management Plans and H&S hand back production 
  • Liaise with contractors ensuring they are complying with the project requirements regarding CDM 
  • Undertake site visits and inspections 
  • Report writing 
  • Competency assessment of team members  
  • Support the Bid Manager in preparing response to bids 


This role may also include working on projects internationally for EGIS Transport Solutions or other EGIS subsidiaries. 

You will need the right to work in the UK



  • Experience of undertaking the Principal Designer, or similar CEM/DPE/CRE, role 
  • Significant knowledge and experience of H&S legislation and best practice with respect to Construction and Design Management 
  • Extensive experience working within the construction industry, with some of this time spent within rail  
  • Good knowledge of UK design standards, such as Network Rail, HS2 and TfL 
  • Experience in working in accordance with NR/L2/RSE/02009 Engineering Management for Projects 
  • Proven capability in coordinating and managing design interfaces and integration processes 
  • Excellent client-facing and communication skills 
    Keen to work in a collaborative environment 
  • Ability to be assertive, contribute to and influence meetings 
  • Experience of working in an engineering production environment 
  • A clear understanding of a multi-disciplinary design approach and the ability to coordinate clients and designers through the project lifecycle ensuring CDM duties are met 
  • An ability to train and upskill team members 
  • Experience of supporting the organisation to build and grow 
  • Hold, or working towards an accepted discipline licence 
  • Understand and ensure compliance with other relevant legislation such as HASAW, Temporary Works, Manual Handling etc.


  • BSc or similar Bachelor Degree (BA, BEng) or Higher Education/equivalent training and experience 
  • Chartered Engineer, Chartered Architect, Incorporated Engingnised professional qualification in Health and Safety (e.g., NEBOSH Construction Certificate) 
  • Certified Membership of APS, IOSH or ICE H&S Register 
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS) AC/DC 
  • Good working knowledge of CSM regulations

What’s in it for you:

By joining Egis and receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements.

26 days’ annual leave rising 1 day a year (up to 28 days a year) on top of bank holidays

  • Annual Bonus up to 10% bonus, depending on level
  • Healthcare – Individual or family based on employee level
  • Life Assurance Bereavement Support Service
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers with Specsavers
  • Travel Loans
  • Mobile Phone Allowance of £30 per month
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Training & Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.




Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required