Senior Civil Engineer (Highways & Drainage)

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Engineer to support our Clients’ regional Development Team in Edinburgh, focusing on civil engineering for development infrastructure. You will work within a team supporting the production of designs and drawings for construction projects and technical reports for master planning in support of planning applications. You can expect to be active on several projects and client accounts at any given time.

The Development Team is a well-established and high performing discipline within the Planning and Development business unit which includes over 500 employees. Our client works with public/private sector land promoters and house builders, developers, signature architects, Government, and local authorities. Some of the multi-disciplinary services we provide that you will help deliver include:

  • Civil engineering, highways design and earthworks strategies
  • Utilities, energy planning and coordination
  • Drainage, flood risk and SuDS
  • Site appraisal, due diligence, and strategic planning advice.

What you need to succeed:

  • Knowledge of, and experience in highway design, drainage strategy and design, flood risk assessment and management, utility design and planning as well as a good working knowledge of the Development Industry
  • An appreciation of hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics and building structures is desirable as well as an understanding of construction design stages and procedures.
  • The ability to produce infrastructure masterplans, site appraisals, technical reports, design calculations and construction drawings.
  • A good knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Water UK Sewerage Sector Guidance, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, Manual for Streets, Local Authority Design Guidance and are well versed in the preparation of drawings for contract documentation and technical approvals.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills and are aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance on climate change and sustainability.
  • The ability to use or direct and check the use of relevant software including InfoDrainage, Civils 3D and/or PDS.
  • Experience of liaison with clients, co-professionals and design teams, and competence in liaising with highway, water, statutory and local authorities to negotiate the necessary outline and detailed technical approvals and statutory agreements typically relating to development projects.

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Summary information

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £48k – £58k
  • Published: October 13, 2023