Principal Civil Engineer CRE - Rail


Vacancy title
Principal Civil Engineer CRE - Rail
Design, Engineering
Contract type
Full time permanent


We are looking for someone with strong technical skills to help us lead the delivery of civil and structural design packages in the rail sector, with the opportunity to get involved in other sectors including science and technology, waste to energy, aviation and healthcare.

Alongside technical skill, the role will allow you to develop strong client relationship and commercial skills by interfacing closely with clients through coordinating the design delivery across a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and contractors while functioning as the CRE for these projects.

Why this team?

  • Significant focus on sustainability and actively driving this agenda throughout projects
  • Innovative digital developments that challenge the status quo 
  • You'll join a dynamic, close-knit, supportive team of varying skills and disciplines 
  • Opportunity to step into CEM (Contractors Engineering Manager) capacity

Joining us will not only give you the opportunity to work on some of the most inspiring projects, but also allow you the freedom to work autonomously, take ownership of your area and input into the growth of this team - potentially managing teams locally as well as the wider UK.

By giving our people the freedom to be creative, we will produce work that continuously redefines quality across our firm.

About you

  • General Civils design experience within Rail, with a good understanding of the following:
    Rail and associated infrastructure
    Understanding of Earthworks and site investigations
    External hardstanding’s; minor road and bridge design
  • Lead or performed the CRE (Contractors Responsible Engineer) role in medium-large projects for your discipline 
  • Chartered Engineer (or in process) and degree qualified in Civil structural engineering (or Equivalent)

Whatever the role or specialism, our people are passionate about what they do, they believe in our values and are happy to come to work every day. And this is why people choose to work here and stay.


About BakerHicks

Ireland’s largest hospital. Europe’s most complex station development. World-class biomedical research laboratories. At BakerHicks, we provide an incredible range of design and engineering consultancy services to clients who demand exceptional results.

Specialising in complex infrastructure, process and built environments across the full project life cycle, our disciplines range from initial architecture to civil and structural, building services, specialist high voltage and process engineering services, programme management and CDM consultancy, using the latest innovations in Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the most efficient and cost-effective design.


Working at BakerHicks means a chance to make your mark on some of the most exciting design and engineering projects in their sectors. Whatever your discipline, you’ll be alongside some of the most talented people in the industry.

Our network of offices are appealing, friendly and comfortable spaces, easily accessible by car or public transport. And our salary and benefits packages are some of the best in the industry. What you get will depend on what you do, with individual performance-related rewards also on offer in addition to:

  • Company car or cash allowance
  • Up to 6% matched contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus ability to buy additional leave
  • Discount scheme (including gym membership, mobile phones etc)
  • Family friendly policies
  • Employee assistance
  • Professional development 


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