Penguin Recruitment

£60000 - £80000 per annum

Head of Civil Engineering

Status: Permanent

Office location: Ideally London

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £60k-£80k


  • Lead and grow the civil engineering business.
  • Motivate staff through effective performance and career development plans.
  • Ensure sufficient resources are assigned to projects to ensure successful delivery.
  • Prepare sufficiently detailed fee quotes and scope of services for projects. Manage all aspects, including fees, and change control.
  • Effectively manage own and team’s time expenditure on tasks to ensure project delivery is within agreed budget and programme.
  • Manage existing client relationships to ensure they remain healthy and seek rewarding new client relationships.
  • Assist with the implementation of current business strategies to achieve business goals.
  • Improve the quality of the design information produced by the company through proactive monitoring and intervention.
  • Nurture an innovative approach to our technical problem solving, to ensure designs are compliant, buildable and economical and meet the client’s brief
  • Use effective communication with general management and all persons involved with the design process to successfully deliver this role.
  • Ensure compliance with Quality Management System.


  • CEng/IEng and MICE or similar.
  • Experience of successfully delivering highway and drainage projects
  • Good understanding of CDM regulations.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience leading a team and individual performance.
  • Strong collaborative behaviours
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Role to be based in the London office (Leytonstone)
  • Project management experience desirable

The key objective for the role is to: develop a strong independent civils work stream in addition to supporting the building structures team with associated civils on their projects as part of multidisciplinary offering; increasing headcount (sustainable growth) for the civils teams in the Guildford and London offices with potential to start a new civils team in the Leeds office, as well as the general day to day running of the civils part of the business.

What To Do Next

Interested in this or other roles in Civil Engineering, please click on the link to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact Martin Boland now at or call 01792 365100. We have many more vacancies available on our website. This is a permanent role. Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

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