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Project Engineer - Glasgow

As a member of the UK&I Project Delivery Team the Project Engineer will manage and deliver on-site and off-site infrastructure designs. The role will have design responsibility for numerous projects that may be in different stages of their life cycle. Organisational Context: This role is key to ensuring schemes submitted for planning approval are buildable and profitable. This role is key to enabling consented schemes to be brought to construction and sale. For project related matters, the Project Engineer reports to the relevant Development Project Manager on pre-consent projects, the relevant Project Manager on post consent projects and the relevant Construction Manager on construction phase projects. The Project Manager will be the Project Engineer's Line Manager at all times.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Management and delivery of onsite and off-site infrastructure (access, civil and electrical) designs for pre-consent and pre-construction projects 
  • Add value and reduce costs for projects ensuring project viability on a subsidy free basis through: efficient working; careful scoping & procurement; support to cost reduction initiatives & programmes; adoption & development of processes that reduce waste within project engineering.
  • Engineer innovative solutions to maximise project value and reduce construction and/or operational costs.
  • Provide inputs required for infrastructure design including site visits. 
  • Fulfil the role of Principal Designer under Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 (full training will be given). 
  • Deliver geotechnical and electrical site investigation works with support from specialists as required. 
  • Engineer innovative solutions to maximise project value and reduce construction costs. 
  • Develop infrastructure design budgets and programmes. 
  • Manage internal and external resources to meet the health, safety, quality, cost and programme requirements of projects 
  • Prepare civil works specifications for inclusion in contracts 
  • Provide construction support (using specialists where appropriate) to address issues as they arise and support construction teams in ensuring all elements are constructed in accordance with the design 


  • In-depth knowledge of civil engineering relating to onshore wind farm design in the UK
  • In-depth knowledge of CDM regulation
  • Good working knowledge of DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges)
  • Good understanding of geotechnical and structural design principles
  • Good working knowledge of terrestrial and airborne surveying techniques
  • Good knowledge of consultancy agreements and contracts
  • Good understanding of onshore wind development, construction and generation processes including project timescales, costs and associated impacts


  • Attention to detail
  • Managing successful relationships with complex and difficult stakeholders
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good team player
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness and the impact on design


  • Engineering experience of multi discipline infrastructure projects 
  • Management and co-ordination of design processes 
  • Production of design risk assessments and mitigation of risks through design 
  • Experience of managing workloads and meeting demanding timescales 
  • Highways experience desirable


  • A degree qualified engineer in a related engineering discipline
  • Or relevant experience

Posted: 17/04/2018

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Project Delivery