Civil Design Engineer

3 days left

Morson Talent
Maidstone, South East
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Civil Design Engineer - Maidstone

Morson International are working with a leading network operator who are looking for a Civil Design
Engineer to join their team in Maidstone. This is an initial 12-month contract where they are paying
£42.50 an hour, outside IR35.

Working predominantly for the connections portfolio, the successful candidate will be responsible
for producing civil designs from a scope provided by Project Managers, Customers or the Design
Lead, and will include project costings to customer requirements for time, quality and budget. These
schemes could be for both non-contestable and contestable works, adherring to UK Power Networks
design standards.
The designer will liaise with the Project Manager, Design lead, electrical designer and PDC, ensuring
compliance to design, CDM and relevant standards for both the regulated network solutions for all

The Civil Design Engineer will be involved in:

• The production of Civil and Structural Designs, that can be constructed in compliance with
standards and CDM requirements
• Undertake CDM Principal Designer duties
• Produce effective designs, which conform to all relevant Codes of Practice and company and
industry standards in conjunction with Electrical engineering works
• Oversee and contribute to the production of technical, commercial and contractual
documents for procurement of engineering products
• Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, regulations and company procedures.
• Compliance with design assurance and audit processes
• Supporting and mentoring other members of the team to enhance their technical knowledge
and experience.
• Provide an excellent service to the customer.
• Work as a Team Player in a dedicated team of Designers and Estimators
• Liaise with the operational teams to ensure a smooth process from initial enquiry through to
final connection and business closure.
• Comply with the requirements of the designer as determined by the CDM Regulations
• Ensure design eliminates/reduces any hazards which may give rise to risks; and reduce risks
from any remaining hazards (in conjunction with CDM)
• Ensure designs provide sufficient information about aspects of the design of the structure or
its construction or maintenance as will adequately assist clients, the CDM team, other
designers and contractors

The successful Civil Design Engineer will have:

• Educated to degree (BSc in Civil Engineering) level or equivalent
• Qualified to Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer Status with proven relevant
experience would be beneficial.
• A strong civil / structural engineering background and extensive experience in civil
engineering and building works ideally within Utility sector.
• Competence in resolving a significant range of technical civil engineering issues and in
providing technical advice; a sound understanding of company standards and policies and
their application to this role. Awareness of current and technological developments in civil /
structural engineering.
• Ability to work with external engineering organisations and customers/stakeholders
representing UKPN to best effect.
• A good safety culture and sound understanding of Construction Design and Management
(CDM) Regulations and their application in this role.
• Ability to work unsupervised, set and comply with own targets, and identify and implement
innovative cost saving solutions.
• Good team working skills
• A good level of business, environmental, safety, financial, and regulatory awareness;
• A general appreciation of financial reporting systems;
• Knowledge of the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 procedures relevant to the team's activities;
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications, in particular: Word, Excel, Project
and PowerPoint;
• Strong interpersonal skills, and be competent in written and oral communications.
• Manage (not line manage) and communicate with the CAD team in order to produce design
drawings suitable for construction.
• Experience of planning permissions
• Experience of site surveying and setting out
• Experience of AutoCAD and Bentley software
• Experience of building services
• Excellent communication skills required
• Good organizational skills required
• Broad knowledge of power engineering plant and equipment i.e. Transformers, Switchgear,
cables, protection schemes
• Experience of: Roadworks, external works including drainage, building reinforced concrete
foundations, superstructure including structural steel works, brick block cavity walls,
different types of roofing, reinforced concrete structures.
• Input into innovative construction ideas and techniques, which feed into UK Power
Networks Green Action Plan


The post holder is required to undertake site visits as part of this role and this will include entry to
operational substations where compliance with safety rules and procedures is mandatory.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, apply now and I will be in touch shortly.
Alternatively, contact Jake from Morson for more information.