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Principal Civil Design Engineer

Job type: Permanent

Specialism: Civil Engineering

Location: London


Are you ready to work in an inclusive, award winning, progressive and dynamic environment?

Are you a chartered civil engineer with a passion for infrastructure?

Do you have experience of working on rail and other infrastructure civils design?

Do you have experience of first principals with a technical expertise in civil engineering design?

What are you waiting for? Apply today!


Enable Design (formerly known as Equate Design) are specialists in high-quality, bespoke civil and electrical engineering design. Working closely with clients across multiple sectors, we leverage our teams’ deep expertise and experience to develop innovative solutions for projects both large and small.

We will continue to offer first-class engineering design and management services across rail, highways, utilities and now renewables sectors.

Our mission across the Enable Group is underpinned by our five values. We encourage all colleagues to take ‘ownership’ of their work, individually making a positive difference every day. We look after each other, keeping everyone safe. We constantly seek to improve what we do. We actively aim for the most productive and efficient ways of working. And we promote the power of working together, in our teams, among our leaders, and with our customers.

At Enable, a Principal Civil Design Engineer works in many sectors including railway, highways, renewables, utilities and uses their technical knowledge to design, build and maintain the nation’s infrastructure systems within a multifunctional design consultancy and engineering services team.

The Principal Engineer shall perform a variety of functions in first principals of engineering deign. You will be a technical expert in civil engineering with chartered status and ideally a signed off Design CRE with experience in rail, structure, ancillary civils, highways or other infrastructure sectors.

The Principal Design Engineer shall lead on discipline specific design packages, which will include Technical Specifications, Performance Specifications, Written Reports (Design and Feasibility), preparation of design packs for interdisciplinary design checks / reviews, preparation of Approved for Construction design packages and also production of As-Built Information. mentoring and offering support to more junior designers will be expected also.

Requirements for the role:

Civil Engineering Degree or Masters

Chartered civil engineer

Signed off CRE Design or with enough experienced to be mentored in sign off


Undertake first principals of engineering design

Technical engineering mindset with a can do approach

7 years + experience in Civil engineering design

Operated at a Senior Engineer level ready to step up or at Principal engineer level

experience of structures, ancillary civils, highways or other infrastructure civils design

Ability to mentor and guide junior engineers providing technical expertise and delivery on scopes of work.

Why join Enable:

In addition to a passion for a strong work-life balance and flexibility/core hours working, you can expect:

25 days holiday + an extra day for your birthday + bank holidays

Length of service leave increasing from year 1.

Additional leave purchase scheme

Private family healthcare

Bonus scheme

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity offering

Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships

An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees

A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions

Opportunities to give back to our communities through our social value program

Paid volunteering days


What are you waiting for, apply today to learn more about our fast growing organisation and the next step in your career.

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