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Principal Engineer Infrastructure Technical Authority

Location: Brentwood

You will be responsible for leading the design of complex engineering projects, ensuring the safe, efficient and innovative technical delivery of engineering systems, associated with bridge, tunnel & complex infrastructure projects.

You will lead PERI colleagues in the delivery of challenging infrastructure projects managing the preparation of all necessary technical documentation for fabrication, assembly and application of Group Products and projects with Special or Advanced solution requirements.

Key Duties

  • Prepare and present proposals to customers facilitating specialist technical discussions
  • Support preparation of offers with technical advice and guidance on both standard and non-standard system applications
  • Create preliminary calculations for project support in the offer phase & prepare cost calculation of system and engineering support
  • Prepare detailed structural calculations, “Proof of Stability” design charts & worksheets according to UK codes
  • Work with 3rd party Engineers and public authorities as required to evaluate the system designs and static proofs
  • Design custom components as required and produce assembly and fabrication drawings
  • Review and approval of structural design drawings and calculations prepared by others
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal and external customers
  • Carry out on- site project meetings with customers and Sales Engineers when necessary
  • Identify technical issues proactively to eliminate or mitigate design risks

What you'll need


  • Independently drawing up designs (GAs, Assembly and Fabrication drawings)
  • Prepare and understand static proofs (essential)
  • Creating proposal preparations
  • Technical management of projects and employees involved in these projects
  • Taking personal responsibility for both static preliminary design and auditable calculation reports
  • Cross-project cooperation with other technical departments and subsidiaries
  • Comply with agreed company processes and procedures in compliance with overall company goals, working together with all departments to provide excellent customer experience
  • Design solutions safely, technically accurate, compliant with regulations and codes, produced in a timely manner to achieve production goals
  • Provide full and accurate material list for contracted projects and effective communication with Logistics team for high volume or non-standard products
  • Coordinating external fabricators regarding the fabrication of special steel parts and components

Personal Attributes

  • Confident with a self-motivated approach and flexible attitude
  • A professional approach that generates credibility and confidence in others
  • Effective team working and networking skills and the ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Able to balance multiple projects with accurate attention to detail

What you'll get in return


  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash for car
  • 20 days annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays
  • 5 days annual leave for Christmas shut down
  • Company pension contributions 3% employee + 6% contribution
  • Private Healthcare cover
  • Death in service x2 base salary
  • Non contractual annual bonus

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV by e-mail to

Contact Us

Recruitment Team
Market Harborough Road
Clifton upon Dunsmore
CV23 0AN

Tel: 01788 861600

Company Info

Founded in 1969, PERI has grown from a small family-owned business to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems.

In the UK, we have over 250 employees spanning our North, Central and Southern regions, with our head office and central functions based in Rugby.

Through its 8,100 employees, over 60 subsidiaries and more than 120 efficiently-run storage sites, PERI serves its customers worldwide with innovative system equipment and a comprehensive range of services related to formwork and scaffolding technology.