Senior Design Engineer (Bridges) - Oxford

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Transport & Infrastructure, Engineering Construction, Highways

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  • Salary:

    £38000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paris desouza

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Paris Desouza-Guillot

Senior Design Engineer (Bridges) - Oxford

My client is one of the leading contractors in the UK and they are looking to strengthen their design team in Oxford by hiring a Senior Bridge Design Engineer.

You will be part of the Oxfordshire Highways delivering a range of services in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council.

The Senior Design Engineer will play an important role in a small team of engineers and technicians to design and deliver a range of projects and functions to maintain this important asset to agreed budgets and programmes.


  • Lead preparation of designs for a wide variety of bridge replacement, strengthening and maintenance schemes in close collaboration with the council to identify and meet the project objectives.
  • Line manage and/or mentor some staff within the team, ensuring work is planned and undertaken safely and efficiently.
  • Implement a variety of highway structures schemes from start to finish within budget, to programme and in compliance with quality, safety and environmental objectives, including liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in other structures asset management activities such as inspections, review of third party designs, structural assessments, maintenance prioritisation etc.
  • Work closely with project managers and other local team members to provide technical support to a variety of highway and transport schemes.
  • Assist in the training and development of our trainee and graduate engineers.


  • Substantial experience in highway structures inspection, maintenance, design, asset management and construction.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with clients, contractors, stakeholders and multidiscipline design teams.
  • Good working knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges/Specification for Highway Works/Eurocodes relating to the design and maintenance of highway structures.
  • Experience of mentoring bridge engineers, graduates and technicians.
  • Proficient in the use of structural analysis & design software (e.g. LUSAS, TEDDS, RING & AutoCAD).
  • A relevant Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player with a can do approach.

Salary: 42K per annum

If you meet the requirements of this role please contact Paris Desouza

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