Infrastructure Design Engineer

Our client is an award winning multi national design consultancy who are looking to recruit an Infrastructure/Drainage Design Engineer to join their award winning civil, structural, rail, and transportation consultancy.

The position is based in their Manchester offices and offers excellent opportunities to design infrastructure projects for Local Authorities, Network Rail, Transport Authorities, and Private Sector organisations.

Their Infrastructure and Drainage team continues to grow in the North West. They have been appointed to many Local Authority framework contracts and have recently been awarded commissions to work a number of high profile multi-million-pound housing development sites.

Their team is involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for construction and flooding related infrastructure, drainage, and water management projects. Commissions have been received for a wide variety of installations, including public open spaces, parks, new commercial developments, railway/station projects, industrial/manufacturing plants, and residential developments.

They operate from the first concept and planning stages through to final design and construction, while looking after their clients’ interests at each stage. They have a reputation for being pro-active, with an innovative and flexible outlook to the design process and for producing economically and on time.

The environmental aspects of this work allow their practising engineers a rewarding opportunity to make a real and valuable impact upon the continuing issues of climate change and sustainability. They incorporate Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in any drainage designs and for two of their Local Authority clients they act as the Lead Local Flood Authority statutory consultee, reviewing the drainage/environmental compliance on many planning applications submitted for approval by other consultants.

The Role:

The Civil Design Engineer role requires a ‘hands on’ approach and the application of professional engineering knowledge and skills to the design of projects. The civil infrastructure elements include the design and construction of a variety of substructure & superstructure elements, deep concrete shafts, outfalls, water supply pipelines, large scale flood basins, track crossings and accesses to rail infrastructure, improvement of rail and light rail track and other infrastructure including station and platform refurbishments/design, assessment and design of tunnelling and directional drilling solutions for various no-dig service crossing solutions as well as safe access design.

You will be required to take full technical responsibility for projects and to work under the direction of an Associate Director. They do not expect you to be experienced in every part of their activities, but they do require flexibility and enthusiasm and willingness to develop skills in line with those activities.

You should be a good communicator, both verbal and written, who is able to communicate on behalf of the practice with clients, fellow professionals, and contractors.

Specific duties will involve the preparation of feasibility studies, design proposals for planning submission, drawings, calculations, contract documents and specifications.  There will also be a requirement to undertake project management; mentor/manage junior members of staff, managing cost budgets and programmes and supervision of Contractors. Attendance on site may also be required from time to time to carry out site inspections or coordinate survey work.

A working knowledge of civil infrastructure is required. In particular, you should have working knowledge and experience of drainage design including the SuDS manual, Lead Local Flood Authority requirements and Statutory Undertaker requirements for the adoption / diversion / abandonment of public sewers. A knowledge of current design standards/codes for various materials would be beneficial.

  • Specific objectives include:
  • Providing a high-level technical service
  • Providing support, training and guidance to other staff
  • Developing and retaining specialist knowledge in certain areas
  • Reporting to the Drainage and Infrastructure director
  • Liaising with other discipline team leaders to ensure technical integration
  • Financial and commercial management
  • Already with 5 years’ practical design experience and progressing to Chartered Engineer with IStructE or ICE

You should be:

  • Self Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Capable of operating with limited supervision
  • Seeking increasing level of responsibility

Excellent career prospects are available for the right candidates.

What’s on offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 37 hour working week as standard
  • Paid overtime
  • Hybrid working (2 days at home, 3 days in the office)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free on-site parking
  • Varied and interesting work
  • Excellent career progression prospects
  • Organised social events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site cycle storage and showers
  • Local Gym facilities
  • Remuneration of business mileage

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Summary information

  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £40,000 to £52,000
  • Published: September 25, 2023