Drainage Engineer / Civil Engineer

£30k per year + +
05 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
Acapella Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

Drainage Engineer / Civil Engineer.
Brighton (Falmer)
£30k minimum subject to 3 years’ experience

About the Brand and Company

Our client is a leading flood risk / flood modelling and surface water drainage consultancy. From its inception in 1997. The company has grown to become a renowned global leader in flood modelling and flood risk.

Their UK consultancy team is dynamic, innovative and dedicated to ensuring their clients achieve the best possible outcomes. The primary work is supporting Private Developers (small and large). They further support Councils and Government in better understanding Flood Risk and Surface Water Drainage. They make the complicated simple. The team is made up of Chartered Engineers and Environmental Consultants who boast a wealth of experience having worked in the field and office-based consultancy.

Their work is predominantly UK based, however they do work internationally further demonstrating their presence as a market leader in Flood Risk.

About the Role

Due to the continued success and growth of the company they have an exciting opportunity to join their existing team as a Drainage Engineer / Civil Engineer.

You will become a key part of the existing consulting team. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm to develop their career in the water/ environment sector. Through liaising with clients and building relationships with their current client base. Providing their knowledge and expertise to support the client to make informed decisions on how best to mitigate flood related constraints.

You will be well versed in being able to understand what the flood data demonstrates and how this can be applied to support decisions.

They are looking for someone who is wanting to further grow their career and start to be independent in their working. They are a fast-paced consultancy. They expect you to be able to accommodate their way of working, be well-organised, motivated, enthusiastic and flexible to benefit the company and you. The right candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team. It is essential you can communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with colleagues and clients alike. They encourage dialogue within the team and see it as a positive that senior consultants through to graduates are all integrated within the same work space.

Client care is important to them as a business and they encourage regular communication with their clients so that they are involved in the project process and potential implications of what they are seeking to achieve. You will need to be comfortable in managing projects and liaising with the client to support them in achieving their end goal.

The work is fast-paced and they support ambitious individuals in progressing their career whilst providing exposure to all aspects of the business.

Their current team undertake surface water drainage strategies, for outline planning, full planning and design. Where required support overland flow models, river modelling, river floodplain and direct rainfall modelling, hydrological analyses, supporting engineering design and CAD work where required as well as writing reports.

They would expect you to be able to fulfil the core of the work detailed above.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role you will hold a Minimum BEng, environmental or civil engineering and have a good technical background with proven industry experience.

  • Experience in supporting clients from initial conception stage through to finished design drawings
  • Previous experience of reviewing junior staff work and supporting their development
  • Working on FRA / Surface Water Drainage for a minimum of 3 years
  • Knowledge of UK planning policy (NPPF / TAN 15 / SPP / PPS15)
  • Knowledge of the planning process and interaction with the LPA, LLFAs.
  • GIS knowledge
  • Bid Preparation / commercial acumen
  • Essential – ability to use MicroDrainage and AutoCAD.
  • Client Liaison
  • Working toward CIWEM / ICE or ambition to achieve such accreditation. (AEA support those working toward such accreditation, dependent on ability and time served).

To be successful in this role you will hold a Minimum BSc/BEng in water/environment/civil engineering, have experience of using some of the software/programs below:

Hydraulic modelling skills with exposure or ability to use MicroDrainage and one more of the following packages:


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.

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