Civil Design Engineer

Our client has an opening for a Civil Engineer with extensive background in residential developments for their Suffolk office. You will be working a part of nearly 30 offices across the UK, reporting to the Technical Director ensuring targets and goals are achieved from planning to completion.

What’s on offer

  • Hybrid working
  • Company car scheme
  • Death in service
  • High-street discounts
  • Annual bonus scheme (up to 15%)
  • Private medical insurance

The role

  • Provide Engineering support and technical guidance for regional site and office-based operations.
  • Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve engineering issues to allow planning consents to be issued
  • Interact closely with design and planning team to deliver planning consents
  • Manage consultants in the preparation of infrastructure, foundation, plot drainage and external level designs
  • Monitor and resolve any Building Regulation/CML issues
  • Manage and co-ordinate remediation strategies and ensure regulatory approvals are obtained
  • Secure necessary technical approval for roads and sewers designs
  • Provide all utility drawings of existing, proposed and diversions including obtaining competitive quotations from utility providers. Procurement and co-ordination of off-site service reinforcement, diversions, substations, gas governors plot connections etc and ensure all legal agreements are completed.
  • Obtain street lighting designs and procure new postal addresses and agreeing street name plate specifications and locations.
  • Produce designs in agreed timescales to ensure regional targets are achieved.
  • Ensure all technical approvals/agreements for section 38, 278, 104 and 185 agreements are secured.
  • Collate Pre-Construction Information Packs and Information for Health and Safety Plans.
  • Understand the Designers responsibilities under the latest CDM regulations.
  • Provide Engineering Support in respect of planning applications and land viability purposes.
  • Provide support in relation to demolition, site clearance, road and sewer infrastructure works, utilities, external works and other construction related matters on a variety of residential housing developments.
  • Assistance in the preparation of Land Appraisal Viabilities
  • Satisfactory resolve engineering issues as part of planning application
  • Finalise plot floor levels and ensure efficiencies of external level designs.

What you need to succeed

  • Commercial Awareness
  • Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel and Word.
  • Building Regulations Legislation
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • Experience of engineering and development within the housebuilding industry.
  • Engineering related qualification with minimum HNC
  • Good Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed timescales.

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Summary information

  • Location: Suffolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £45,000 – £60,000
  • Published: June 17, 2024