Senior Drainage & SUDS Engineer

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Job Title: Senior Drainage & SUDS Engineer

Grade: Senior

Salary: £40k-£50k (experience dependant)

Locations: Epsom, Bristol, Cardiff, Warrington, Scotland, Belfast, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham to be considered

Type: Perm – Full time

Please note applicants would need to be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and already have UK sector experience to be considered.

Our client:

Our client is one of the leading names in the field of Surface Water Management (SWM) and shaping the dialogue within the UK and internationally in how drainage should become integrated part of green blue infrastructure and master planning. By joining our drainage national team, you will be joining a multi-disciplinary team with a national remit to work with a variety of clients including water companies, local authorities, highways and rail authorities and developers on major projects and be part of a team that develops cutting edge digital services to its clients. This is an exciting time to join the business as we merge more traditional engineering skills with innovative digital methods. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the development of digital processes to enhance the engineering design process. You will work closely with a technical expert(s) in this field and have a potential to develop into the regional point of contact for Surface Water Management and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS), providing technical expertise, mentoring our graduate engineers, and liaising with key clients across the field.

What are we looking for:

We are looking for an engineer who has experience in drainage and SuDS, and has a keen interest in planning, ecology, landscape architecture, environmental economics and management, digital tool, making nicer places to live and generally looking after our planet. We do not expect you to be an expert in all these things but an interest in all or some is a prerequisite. If you are an engineer who wants to develop your all-round skills and help find solutions for the management of water in the 21st century, then a career in Drainage and Stormwater Management this could be the place for you.

Essential Skills:

-Attained a chartered status (ICE or CIWEM)

-Experience in drainage design including Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

-Competence in the use of AutoCAD and Hydraulic modelling – preferably MicroDrainage and/or Civils 3D

-Working knowledge of the CDM Regulations

-Proven track record in coordinating and delivering technically excellent projects on time and to budget

-First class written and oral communication skills and

-A natural curiosity for developing innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions for our clients

Desirable Criteria:

-Experience working on a Design & Build environment

-Experience of team working on multi-disciplinary projects

-Sound commercial understanding

-Able to develop and motivate others

-Proven record of developing client relationships

-Awareness of BIM and digital design processes


-Producing drainage infrastructure design packages

-Assisting drainage engineers in developing drainage design solutions on multi-disciplinary projects

-Compliance with the CDM Regulations and safety and environmental requirements

-Project and design management of schemes, delivering projects to time and to budget

-Prepare and deliver technical presentations to market our clients SUDS expertise to wide variety of clients

-Prepare financial and technical proposals for project opportunities

-Supervision, management, and technical development of junior members of the team

-Co-ordination with other disciplines working on the projects and site team

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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