Senior Civil Engineer

Akton Recruitment Ltd
Ipswich, Suffolk
50,000 - 50,000 per annum
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Senior Civil Engineer

Job Role
To plan, design and manage civil design projects, ensuring the designs are compliant and economic.

Team worker:

Participate as a Senior member of the team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
Deputise for the Principal Civil and Structural Engineer as required
Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
Support junior employees

Customer service:

Prepare bids for design schemes
Report to clients, public agencies and planning bodies
Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact
Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to clients and other stakeholders

Business delivery:

Undertake feasibility, concept and detail civil engineering design and checking
Undertake inspections of civil engineering installations
Commission specialist surveys
Obtain approvals from statutory bodies
Prepare reports including Flood Risk Assessments
Create engineering drawings using CAD packages and sketches for drafting
Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to design decisions
Assessing the Health and Safety impact and risks connected to design decisions
Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors

BIM roles and responsibilities:

Coordinated delivery of all design information
Confirm design deliverables
Ensuring Asset Information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the Employers Information Requirements and delivered on a BIM project.
Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment
Enable integration and coordination of information within the information model
Configure information for project outputs
Assure delivery of information exchanges
Confirm supplier's ability to deliver information requirements
Manage information development and information approvals
Production of design outputs related to discipline-specific, package-based or time-based tasks
Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
Direct the product of task information using agreed systems
Manage spatial coordination on behalf of task team
Propose resolutions to coordination clashes

Measures of success:

Feedback from team members and line manager
Performance Objectives
Contribution to service
Team performance
Service improvements suggested
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of systems and processes
Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Feedback from staff and managers
Service delivery indicators
Customer feedback
Director feedback

It's essential you have:

Strong Engineering experience (five years minimum)
Chartership with ICE or equivalent
Strong experience designing SuDs drainage
Experience designing small highways schemes
Decision making under minimal supervision abilities
Ability to work directly with clients and other team members to ensure projects are completed in agreed timescales


Create a positive and professional first impression of the company
Deal with all contacts professionally
Liaise with Clients, Architects and other professional staff and provide technical advice to them
Negotiate with drainage utilities, the Environment Agency and the lead local flood authority
Negotiate with highway authorities

How you act:

Professional, friendly and honest - Build good relationships with colleagues and understands the importance of confidentiality.
Attention to detail - Able to deliver clear and accurate information
Team worker - You work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
Service deliverer - You focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
Customer focused - you put the customer first
Shows initiative - you come up with ways of improving how we do things
Well organised - you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
Willing to learn - you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
Flexible attitude - you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service