Principal Engineer

Engineering Centre, Foundation House, M29 7JT

We are looking for a Principal Engineer with experience in Temporary Works to join our large central Engineering team in Greater Manchester.

The role will suit a Chartered Engineer (ICE/IStructE) who is ready to take on a technical design role with management / mentoring responsibilities.

You will be required to use your industry experience to support MGF’s engineering team with complex, below, and above ground structural support schemes, offering technical assistance to the wider engineering team. Your design solutions will be based around MGF’s modular hire fleet, but not excluding bespoke structural steel, timber, and concrete as required.

Examples of the Temporary Works schemes you will be involved with are listed below:
• Temporary & permanent excavation support including large basement propping (CAT 2/3)
• Needling & propping of buildings
• Dead shores / back propping
• Façade retention
• Temporary bridge jacking
• Temporary crash decks
• Plan bracing (Internal buildings)
• Masonry Bridge arch propping


Reporting to the Design Manager, and be responsible for:

  • Helping to manage delivery of core design workload nationally
  • Production of below and above ground Temporary Works schemes (CAT 2 / 3 in accordance with BS5975:2019)
  • Checking the higher category designs in accordance with MGF’s checking categories
  • Take the role of Contractors Responsible Engineer for design (CRE-D), specific to MGF’s temporary works equipment and solutions, for designs requiring Network Rail approval
  • Support engineering management with internal and external training of Engineers and wider business
  • Provide technical support to wider business through industry engagement
  • Responsible for up to four junior Engineers under the ICE company approved training scheme.

Using your experience with professional development routes, your role will require you to act as Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) / and approved Mentor to support MGF’s Junior Engineers with their professional development under the companies ICE approved training scheme. The training scheme is phenomenally successful, yielding qualified Engineers and Technicians on an annual basis at all levels.

Core Requirements

  • To be registered as a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer (CEng MICE/IStructE)
  • Thorough understanding of structural behaviour
  • Thorough understanding of CDM 2015
  • Good understanding of geotechnical engineering principles
  • Experience with designing Structural Steel, concrete, and timber
  • Able to apply sound independent engineering judgement in respect to technical and commercial decisions

Additional Information

As MGF’s technical arm, (DSL) add real value to our customers projects by being on hand to provide expert technical support, through early engagement, embracing the use of the latest digital technologies to achieve this. In addition to the day-to-day workload, we actively contribute to the continuous development of temporary works methods and best practice through playing a leading role in the Temporary Works Forum (TwF) and the Shoring Technology Interest Group (STIG) in addition to raising temporary works awareness through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and academia.

To apply, please submit your CV and salary expectations to Sue McCamley, at:

Or by post :

Sue McCamley
Head Office
Grant House
Lockett Road
Ashton in Makerfield