Group Drainage Engineer

Posted 16 November 2021
£60000.00 - £63000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEV & Engineering

Job description

Our Client are a leading engineering business based in the North East of England. The company currently require a talented Group Drainage Engineer to join the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the design of highway or rail drainage designs from concept to detailed design and construction, as stand-alone projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary schemes.
  • The development of sustainable drainage designs including balancing/ infiltration ponds, soakaways, attenuations tank systems etc.
  • Promoting development of digital solutions in drainage design including full integration of designs within the BIM environment.
  • Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the production of drainage designs, models, calculations and drawings to relevant standards, including providing technical assurance of designs.
  • Leading the co-ordination of the drainage design process and integrating with associated highways, rail, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering designs.
  • Determining and assigning drainage design tasks and managing delivery to programme and budget.
  • Leading and encouraging the technical development of graduates and technicians in the drainage discipline.
  • Managing and reviewing specifications; tender and contract documents and supporting the construction process.
  • Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company's quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Managing and developing stakeholder relationships to support the development of the drainage design and consents process.
  • Acting as drainage interface for clients and key stakeholders including attendance at meetings.
  • Preparation and presentation of progress and technical reports for discussion at client and key stakeholder meetings.
  • Leading the drainage discipline locally to develop and enhance the drainage design capability within the local team.
  • Leading drainage designs, managing the interface and providing technical assurance for drainage designs produced in our Global Design Centre.
  • Championing the role of drainage within a multi-disciplinary project.
  • Delivering projects to a high quality on time and to budget.
  • Operating project processes such as risk management and change control.
  • Instigating and maintaining business management systems and compilation of associated project specific documentation.
  • Mentoring and supporting the development of engineers, graduates and technicians in the field of drainage design.
  • Ability to research information and data independently to support problem solving and develop solutions to complex drainage design issues.
  • Providing technical input to the preparation of bids including provision of Quality Submission responses on drainage strategy and design approach and input to price via preparation of fee proposals and associated programme for delivery including assessment of risk.

Skills Required:

  • Chartered or Incorporated Civil Engineer and Member of a Professional Institution.
  • Experience of leading the drainage design on Highways England, Local Authority or Network Rail projects.
  • Experience of the current standards (DMRB / Network Rail) and Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
  • Ability to design all aspects of drainage from conceptual layout to detailed design.
  • Experience of design interfaces (e.g. highways, rail, geotechnical, environmental, structural etc.)
  • Familiarity with 3D design tools and BIM.
  • Ability to prepare reports and specifications and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.
  • Ability to research information and data independently and communicate findings coherently.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software particularly MS Excel and Word.
  • Proficient in hydraulic modelling software such as Micro Drainage.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework associated with planning and approval regulations/processes, together with experience of managing a transportation drainage project through the planning process.
  • Experience of construction contracts and supervision of drainage works on site.


  • Competitive salary offered plus a comprehensive benefits package.

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