Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer

Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer

Job Title: Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 9208
Contact Name: Mark Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 06, 2016 08:53

Job Description

Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer

Location: Peterborough

Salary £30,000 - £40,000

The Role:

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Civil / Drainage Engineer to work within our Civil & Structures team based in our Peterborough office. You will be part of a design team responsible for the technical development and management of design projects. You will also provide specialist support and advice as required to other offices and Business Lines' projects from time to time. You will provide technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to graduate engineers and CAD technicians.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical duties:

  • Preparation of designs for civil/drainage schemes, from initial feasibility, concept through to detailed design.
  • Production of design calculations, checking and reviewing of calculations prepared by others.
  • Producing sketch drawings for CAD drawing by others, checking and reviewing prior to issue.
  • Preparation of specifications, and assistance with preparation of Bill of Quantities and Contract Documents for construction projects.
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to graduate engineers and CAD technicians.
  • Provide internal team Project Management on projects as required acting as the client/design team interface and co-ordination with others.

Other Duties:

  • Carry out any duties which your line manager may reasonably request within the broad parameters of your role.

Qualifications and Experience:

You will have proven knowledge and experience in civil engineering and drainage and provide specialist technical advice to a number of projects as required across the business.

  • Proven technical track record and ability with previous engineering and design team experience as a Senior Engineer
  • Good team player to contribute to dynamic group
  • Good communicator (written and verbal)


  • BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering
    * Substantial relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills
    * Competent in the use of Micro Drainage software.
    * Experience of SUDS.
    * Experience of pumped drainage systems.
    * Experience of surcharged outfalls.
    * Public health design.
    * Trade effluent design (experience of industrial / heavy industrial sites in particular would be advantageous)


  • Chartered (or close to achieving chartered engineer status) with ICE or equivalent professional institution


We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, Health and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy.

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