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Project Engineer - Civil

Date: 21-Feb-2019

Location: Hull, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Job Title: Project Engineer (Civil)

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Location: Hull


The Role

ABP are recruiting for a Civil Project Engineer to oversee the delivery of engineering works in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.  The role forms part of a small team that is responsible for the delivery of contracted maintenance works, new construction works, third party construction works, development of scheme proposals and providing technical support to the regional team in supporting the company’s ongoing five year plan.


Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Construction (or equivalent).
  • H&S and Environmental experience in engineering projects.
  • Experience in Project management of engineering works.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and shifts.
  • Based in Hull, but willing to travel occasionally as required to ports within the Humber region (Hull, Goole, Grimsby & Immingham).
  • PC Literate with experience in Word and Excel.
  • Good communication skills and team working skills.
  • An enthusiastic and confident nature.
  • Willing to travel to undergo training as required.
  • Full driving license.
  • People leadership skills.


Desirable requirements

  • Structural design experience.
  • Chartered membership in Building, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Construction.
  • NEBOSH construction certificate.
  • Experience of current AutoCAD drawing packages.
  • An awareness and understanding of processes, procedures and policies associated with project management of contractors.
  • Experience in mentoring junior team members.


Main Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the engineering department’s Project Technicians ensuring engineering works are carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, to best practice and in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Overcoming engineering challenges and developing long term solutions for a variety of engineering applications in line with operational and budgetary constraints.
  • Identify and prepare cost estimates for present and future engineering works as necessary including the management of capital expenditure budgets.
  • Produce tender documentation and undertake contract administration for engineering works in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership for the engineering staff encouraging professional development and skills training and advising line managers on general staffing matters.
  • Maintain pace with all safety regulations and new technical innovations to provide advice and support to line managers. 
  • Work with other line managers on work planning to ensure the most efficient use is made of the resources available to carry out engineering works.
  • Regularly audit engineering staff and contractors to ensure they are working in accordance with agreed safety guidelines.
  • Meet with port users and potential customers to discuss engineering matters and/or other items of common interest.
  • Identify and manage environmental matters as necessary.
  • Be responsible for the ongoing management, development and training of team members. Undertake appraisals and ensure team members have sufficient knowledge to be able to carry out their duties independently on a day-to-day basis.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.