Principal Engineer

Introducing an exciting opportunity to join the Civil Engineering Team at our head office in Sidcup as a Principal Engineer.

Frankham are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Principal Engineer to join our Civils team to act as a Technical Lead, capable of taking a lead role in client management, driven towards developing the team and energised to assist with our digital transformation.

At Frankham, you’ll find yourself working as part of a young, growing and enthusiastic team. This role will provide the opportunity to work on a vast array of projects including rail, highways and maritime as well as genuine opportunities for career progression.


Job Specification

Title: Principal Engineer
Location: Home Working/London/Sidcup
Team: Civil Engineering (Rail, Highways, Maritime)


Experience requirements

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a civil/structural engineering role.
  • Chartered or Incorporated.
  • Experience of leading projects and teams with the associated financial management.
  • Design experience in a range of civil engineering projects.
  • Proven experience of delivering projects to time and budget.
  • Experience checking and approving designs and calculations.
  • Experience of Eurocodes.
  • Working knowledge of a structural analysis software such as Robot, SuperStress, MIDAS, LUSAS etc.
  • Effective communication skills in a client facing role.
  • Proficient use of MS office-based software is essential.
  • Experience within the rail and/or highways environment (structures/bridges) is desirable but not essential.

Role Requirements

  • Act as a Line Manager.
  • Undertake the role of Technical Lead & Project Manager, as required.
  • Lead, support and manage project team members, including providing technical support.
  • Mentor and develop the understanding and technical knowledge of colleagues.
  • Determine a project’s scope of works, budget and programme and assign resources accordingly.
  • Preparation of fee proposals and agreeing scopes with clients.
  • Responsible for the financial, technical and project management of various projects.
  • Supervise, check and/or approve technical reports, specifications, drawings, calculations, risk assessments and method statements.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure coordination between design disciplines.
  • Coordinate and ensure the production of specification and drawings are to highest standards.
  • Undertake and lead inspections, examinations and scoping visits with the client.
  • Have a good understanding of relevant Health & Safety Legislation, Codes of Practice & standards and current design methods.
  • Liaise and attend meetings with clients.
  • Assist with the promotion of the company’s capabilities to existing and prospective clients.
  • Lead and/or support in all aspects of tenders, including producing and delivering presentations.

Benefits & Initiatives

Frankham offers excellent benefits and initiatives, including:

  • Work From Home.
  • Flexible working policy.
  • 25-days annual leave inc. sell, buy & carry-over policies.
  • Simply Health cash plan.
  • Long service award.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Frankham Friday.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Life assurance.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Generous maternity & paternity pay.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements and are keen to join a company with genuine opportunities for career progression, then please forward your CV to to apply.