Highways and Drainage Engineer

Posted yesterday by Sullivan Recruitment

Remote job
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)

Highway & Drainage Engineer 

Engineer, Senior and Principal level 

Locations: London, Redhill, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Perth 

Salary: Competitive, according to skills and experience 

Our client is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia. 

They have identified a requirement for the recruitment for the roles of Engineers, Senior Engineers and Principal Engineers, to support the expanding workload of our teams in London, Redhill, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Perth. 

Key Skills 

The key skills required for this position are:- 

  • Complex problem-solving skills particularly involving solutions to problems within the highway, drainage, civil engineering, and utility engineering sectors. 

  • Strategic infrastructure planning and engineering design skills including:- 

  • Conceptual highway scheme evolution; 

  • Conceptual drainage scheme evolution; 

  • Experience in negotiating and securing S104 and S106 agreements with sewerage authorities; 

  • Interpretation and discharge of planning conditions relating to, drainage, highways and infrastructure works; 

  • Experience with interpreting records and site information as well as manipulating 3D design software to perform utility clash detection analysis; 

  • Development of infrastructure design packages from concept through to construction. 

  • Experience in researching UK Engineering Standard guidelines relating to drainage and highways infrastructure. 

  • Demonstrative experience with specific software, including:- 

  • Autodesk Civil 3D; 

  • MicroDrainage network modelling within industrial, commercial and residential environments, including coordinating with Civil 3D; 

  • AutoCAD; 

  • Document Control and Common Data Environment (CDE) software such as Aconex, A-Site, etc.; 

  • Proficiency with client and stakeholder liaison. 

  • Ability to work remotely and effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally. 

  • Production of technical memos, design reports, design packages, and drawings / models. 

Desirable (But Not Essential) Complementary Skills 

Desirable complementary skills include: 

  • Temporary Works design experience. 

  • Experience procuring and managing survey contractors and overseeing activities on site. 

  • Commercial / Project Management experience with an emphasis on time, cost and scope management. 

  • Highways design experience and familiarity with UK design standards and negotiation of S38 and S278 applications. 


Candidates should be degree qualified in a relevant field. Applications from experienced Technicians with no degree qualification are also welcomed. 

Relevant Experience 

Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience working within a design consultancy and / or contracting environment.  Experience on working on both single and multi-discipline projects would be preferable as would experience of project management. 

All interviews are currently being carried out online to ensure the continued safety and welfare of their staff. During the current and ongoing pandemic their employees continue to work from home, where they are able to do so; and their offices remain open and covid secure for circumstances where remote working is not feasible and this is reviewed on a case to case basis. 

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