Senior Engineer

Brownlee Cale are excited to be recruiting for an experienced Senior Engineer for a Civil Engineering contractor on a major UK construction project.
The successful candidate will support project delivery, reporting directly to the Project Manager and Contract Manager.

  • Manage and mentor team of engineers
  • Interpolating GI data, designs, and specifications to produce accurate quantities & earthworks phasing 3D models.
  • Management of all machine control setup, operation including 3D modelling and on-site accuracy 
  • Reporting to QA & project manager to ensure compliance with specification testing frequencies.
  • Monitoring earthworks progress and accurately reporting weekly volumes to senior management.
  • Support and promote innovation and new technology relating to earthwork operations.
  • Support in the preparation of quality, environmental and H&S construction plans.
  • Support planning, measuring, monitoring and reviewing of contract progress.
  • Completing and ensuring the accurate setting out and surveying of all aspects of the works.
  • Interpreting engineering drawings and specifications and ensuring the accurate construction of the works in accordance with client requirements.
  • Providing sufficient and accurate information to the site Works Management.
  • Assisting with ensuring adequate plant, labour and subcontract and material resources are available in a timely manner to comply with the project’s timescales.
  • Assisting with the process of ensuring the timely procurement and payment of suppliers and subcontractors in accordance with company procedures and monitoring their performance including financial throughout the project.
  • Identifying potential problem areas, and financial impact, in sufficient time to ensure adequate provisions have been made within forecast accounts.
  • Assisting with the resolution of contractual issues with both clients and suppliers while also maintaining a good relationship. 


  • Degree or HND in Civil Engineering 
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills and experience in a similar role
  • Strong computer literacy and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, CAD, LSS surveying packages 
  • Excellent knowledge of Topcon/Trimble/ Leica machine control / calibrations including set up / applications
  • Highly competent in surveying and setting out techniques using GPS and Total Stations
  • Good commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior engineers.
  • Excellent knowledge of current civil engineering legislation and Health & Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • Experience in writing and presenting reports, preparing business management documents, and presenting information in meetings with clients and other parties.
  • The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.   
  • The ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in both mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Full UK Driving Licence is also required.
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