Wallace Stone is an award-winning consulting practice that specialises in Marine Civil Engineering and Bridges for both private and public sector clients from scheme concept through to detailed design and construction monitoring. We have thriving offices in Glasgow, Dingwall (near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands), and the Isle of Lewis, and, due to continuous growth, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Civil Engineer to join our busy and expanding team in Dingwall.

Your new role

Candidates will enjoy working on technically challenging projects and be focused on the delivery of high quality solutions to clients. You should be a capable Project Manager and will work as part of a team on a variety of civil engineering projects such as piers, harbours, marinas, coastal protection and bridges. This will involve assisting with the preparation of costed proposals, checking invoices for projects you manage, reporting to a Partner on project costs versus budgets, directing other engineers and technicians, and undertaking the role of NEC Project Manager during construction. You will also be required to assist with the training of Graduate Engineers. You will be looking to progress your career with us and take an interest in managing aspects of the business to assist the Partners.

What we can offer you

As part of the Dingwall team, you will have the opportunity to work on interesting and unique engineering projects which offer the constant challenges associated with designing in the marine environment. You will work alongside our team of highly experienced engineers and will be given development and training opportunities to assist you to expand your skill set. We offer a competitive salary (£50k to £55k pa), relocation expenses up to the value of £5k, an attractive pension plan, private health care, paid membership of the ICE and 34 days annual leave each year inclusive of bank holidays.

You will have the opportunity to live in and travel around the Scottish Highlands, with its many attractions. For those who love the great outdoors, there are leisure activities such as walking, mountaineering, biking or water sports. Dingwall is a busy market town, just 20 minutes from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Both offer good general amenities and transport links, restaurants and bars and cultural activities.

The position will be largely based in the Dingwall design office, but will also involve site work around the coast of Scotland and its islands. Site works may require working from one of our rib boats whether for pier inspection or undertaking preliminary bathymetric surveys. The opportunity to be trained as a commercial diver is also available and encouraged, although this is not a prerequisite for the position.

What you will need to succeed

  • A good degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineers (CEng MICE/MIStructE)
  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience, preferably on Marine or Bridge projects
  • Initiative and enthusiasm, and enjoyment of working in a dynamic team
  • The technical ability and experience to undertake the role of Project Manager from conception through design, tendering and construction, including on site supervision and management
  • Good communication skills to liaise directly with clients on behalf of Wallace Stone
  • An ability to oversee the work of junior colleagues
  • A detailed knowledge of structural design and its basic principles
  • A good grasp of geotechnical design and its basic principles
  • An understanding of the use of AutoCAD
  • Competence in using finite element structural analysis packages
  • An ability to prepare designs, calculations, specifications and reports
  • An ability to undertake site work including initial feasibility assessment, site inspection / survey and site supervision
  • An interest in career progression within the business
  • An interest in managing aspects of the business to assist the Partners

To apply, please email your CV to Dingwall@wallacestone.co.uk

View of Ben Wyvis, near Dingwall

Ben Wyvis near Dingwall