Engineer or Senior Technician – Portsmouth

About Pell Frischmann

Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary consultancy with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.

Our expertise and capabilities cover: Aviation, Buildings, Highways & Transportation, Land Development, Rail, and Water and Environment.

“Excellence Through Innovation” permeates our company culture. We believe that quality engineering goes beyond simply achieving codified compliance, and we passionately pursue solutions that deliver better results for end-users via unconventional methods.


Main Purpose of the Job

We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Engineer or Senior Technician to join our Highway & Structures Team on the Portsmouth City Council Highways PFI Contract with Colas Ltd.

The successful candidate will support the team in the delivery of highway and structures projects. Design experience associated with highway and structures inspection, design and supervision of works is essential.


You will provide technical and site support to highway and structures inspections, design and supervision of works activities from initial feasibilities and surveys, through design and construction phases to supervision of works and as-built documentation. Good performance will be rewarded and there is opportunity for professional development and qualification.

The role will be largely office/site based role with minimal opportunity for home working.


Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Undertake services within an engineering environment which may include (but not limited to); scheme investigation, site inspections, data collection and analysis, feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design, preparation of tender documents and works/construction inspection and supervision.
  • Prepare technical designs in accordance with approved design procedures and standards.
  • Prepare technical documents and drawings for checking and approval
  • Exercise engineering judgement and provide innovative solutions to engineering problems.
  • Agree with Contractor and liaise with Design Team and Project Manager any changes to the specification, work scope and construction detail.
  • Undertake the supervision of works.
  • Prepare designs, design calculations, tender documentation, scheme evaluations, design statements and other reports as identified in the Project Quality Plan on assigned projects
  • Carry out other duties identified in the Project Quality Plan on assigned projects
  • Undertake work using relevant standards, Codes of Practice, Health & Safety Legislation and current design methods
  • Comply with company business management system (and Colas / Client) and the procedures IMS & BMS procedures

Why Pell Frischmann?

Not only are we one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies, we also understand a career isn’t just a job. We are part of the Disability confident scheme and ensure we are able to provide equal opportunities for all. You will not be Pigeon-holed with us and you will have a bespoke career path to achieve development through Chartership and beyond!

If that and a competitive salary isn’t enough, we also offer other excellent benefits you can find on the link below!

Pell Frischmann Employee Benefits

Qualifications • Min NVQ Level 4
• Full driving license.
• Degree in Civil Engineer
Experience • Min 2 years of highways design
• Min 2 years of structures inspections
• Min 2 years of AutoCad drafting
• Good understanding and application of current highway design codes and standards
• Good understanding of current health and safety legislation
• Asset Management
• Use of survey equipment (e.g. total stations, GPS, etc.)
• Highway pavement, drainage and signs & road marking design
Skills • AutoCAD
• Microsoft Office
• Good Communicator
• Good written English
• Able to work under own initiative
Skills • AutoCAD
• Microsoft Office
• Good Communicator
• Good written English
• Able to work under own initiative • Customer Relations Management
• DMRB, MCDHW, TSM, TSRGD & Local Authority standards.
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