Principal Structural Engineer

North West England

Vacancy title
Principal Structural Engineer
Design, Engineering
Contract type
Full time or part time - permanent
North West England

The Opportunity

At BakerHicks, our team of civil and structural engineers are nationally recognised for delivering sustainable and integrated design. Our ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines has seen us develop truly inspiring solutions that are sympathetic to their surroundings and which minimise environmental impact.

With the team growing, this Principal Engineer role will provide you the opportunity to work in various sectors as part of an enthusiastic and committed team of engineers and technicians.

Working on a variety of projects, you will manage the delivery of civil and structural designs within projects, according to requirements, you will ensure project teams have in place appropriate skills and resources and ensure compliance with business quality & management systems.
You will also be involved in the implementation of change, as directed by the Director and Associate Engineer.



  • Day-to-day management of C&S project teams
  • Ensure team compliance with company management system
  • Contribute to wider development of C&S department capabilities


  • Lead C&S design delivery across large single projects or multiple smaller projects, in single- or multi- discipline teams
  • Implement ‘Perfect Delivery’
  • Report on project performance to Associate Engineer
  • Tender preparation for projects of all sizes, including fee estimates
  • Carry out technical design reviews / critiques of projects in progress
  • A technical authority on civil and structural design
  • Be open to and encourage innovation and sustainability


  • Mentor, train and develop junior engineers
  • Support individuals to maximise performance

About You

  • Chartered (or working towards Chartership) Civil/ Structural Engineer CEng MICE/ MIStructE
  • Appropriate depth and breadth of experience
  • CSCS Card
  • Willing and able to obtain security clearance clearance
  • Full Clean Current UK Driving Licence
  • Conversant with current C&S design codes & standards
  • Experienced in discharging responsibilities under CDM and health and safety regulations
  • Comprehensive and current detailed knowledge base of all aspects of civil and structural design
  • Demonstrable track record of successful project delivery and client satisfaction

Why this Opportunity?

  • You will work on exciting projects with niche clients in a range of sectors, including Life Sciences, Industrial, Custodial and Education
  • You will join a team that value innovative ideas, client service and following best industry practice
  • You will have access to BakerHicks’ wider network of engineers where you can share ideas, discuss challenges and learn


About BakerHicks 

We’ve been innovating in design, engineering and project delivery since 1957 and operate from 14 locations for a truly European reach. For more about our company story, see: About | BakerHicks. 

BakerHicks. A Morgan Sindall Group company. 



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) 
  • Flexible working 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Employee assistance 
  • Professional development 


BakerHicks is an equal opportunity employer. We care about creating an inclusive atmosphere and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout.   

BakerHicks is an inclusive organisation welcoming talent from all backgrounds. Applicants are assessed on the basis of personal merit and qualifications. 


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