Due to our growing portfolio of Power & Energy projects, we have the opportunity for a Senior/ Principal Civil Engineer to join our Manchester office. The role will offer the opportunity to lead design of civil infrastructure across a range of projects within the Grid & Energy Storage market.

We work with a number of high-profile developer and contractor clients including SSE, EDF, Scottish Power, UK Power Networks, Murphy, Jones Bros, Farrans, I&H Brown and Power Systems.

Principal Civil Engineer with experience working on one or more of the following areas: transmission grid infrastructure; distribution grid infrastructure; substations; converter stations; switching stations; and HVDC projects.

To lead design and delivery of civils design packages. Alignment/ earthworks design of access junctions, access tracks, roads, crane hardstanding’s, substation platforms, construction compounds and temporary works compounds. Highways improvement design to facilitate delivery of abnormal loads to development sites. Drainage design of watercourse crossings including culverts and bridges as well as networks for substation compound buildings and supporting infrastructure.

Essential Experience

  • Drainage design
  • Alignment/ earthworks design
  • Highways/ road improvement design
  • Project, programme and commercial management
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Mentoring/ coaching of junior staff including identifying and supporting training and development needs


  • Civil/ structural engineering degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Chartered Engineer with ICE or IHT

Job Responsibilities

  • Promoting a health, safety and welfare culture
  • Providing technical oversight of civil engineering designs including calculations, drawings and other documents, ensuring these are controlled during execution of projects
  • Undertaking design checks and peer review checks
  • Providing leadership to a team of civil engineers and BIM designers
  • Mentoring and coaching talent
  • Supporting Directors to achieve budget and strategy targets across Power & Energy portfolio
  • Working closely with business managers on resource management, utilisation monitoring, and pipeline management
  • Developing existing and new business
  • Developing tender responses, including scoping, pricing and programming of works

Why Work for Tony Gee?

We are an engineering consultancy renowned for delivering complex and innovative design solutions to the global construction industry. Our people make our business a success and so we invest in your development and wellbeing providing an environment that supports you at whatever career level you are at.

We believe that there is more to a job than work. We encourage a healthy work/life balance through a wide range of social activity groups. They’re great fun and a chance to expand your professional and social networks. We also offer the opportunity of a hybrid work model where you can split your working week between the office and your home.


Cycle to work scheme

Employee assistance programme

Eye care vouchers

Family friendly

Flexible annual leave allowance

Flexible working hours

Fundraising & volunteering opportunities

Generous company pension contributions

Group income protection

Life assurance

Private medical insurance

Social fund

Travel insurance


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    Principal Civil Engineer – Manchester



    Position type:

    Full time


    Power & Energy

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