Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer (Birmingham OR Brighton)

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Senior Drainage/Civil Engineer

Our client is seeking an experienced civil engineer to be part of their growing team. The successful candidate will lead technical work for civil/drainage engineering projects, along with fluvial and highways schemes. The role will involve leading and / or supporting civil engineering design and delivery of a variety of projects and will include guiding and mentoring more junior civil engineers. You will also undertake site work and input to bid and tender preparation.

Current projects include a range of drainage design schemes for major developments in England and Wales, flood storage proposals and fluvial engineering projects for the environment agency, along with drainage strategies for smaller developments and optioneering for SuDS and flood defence projects.

Qualifications and experience

Key competencies required for the role:

Previous professional experience within a consultancy environment is essential. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate and evidence, a proven track record in the following:

  • Leading and QA of engineering design
  • Leading and mentoring junior engineers
  • Project Management.

Excellent report writing and effective communication skills are essential to this role. Candidates should have a sound appreciation for engineering principles and good analytical skills for problem solving. Self-motivation and a high degree of organisation are also considered key attributes.

Who we are looking for:

Applicants should have a relevant civil or environmental engineering degree qualification (or equivalent) and proven previous commercial experience. Applicants should ideally be a chartered member of the ICE or a related equivalent. Our client will consider candidates who are not yet chartered but have a desire to work towards becoming chartered and will support you through our professional mentoring programming.

Expertise with respect to the following core skills is expected:

  • Civil engineering design
  • Drainage and SuDS design
  • Use of Microdrainage software
  • Management of sewer adoptions and ordinary watercourse consents
  • Use of Specification for Highway Works
  • Production of feasibility studies and detailed design information for tender and construction
  • Application of CDM Regulations in a design environment
  • Scope, organise and supervise design work
  • Mentoring of junior staff

Experience in design of flood mitigation projects, pavements and drainage strategies would be beneficial.

Expertise using the following software would be beneficial but is not essential:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • GIS programmes such as ArcMap or QGIS.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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