Civil Engineer

London, WC2N
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Role overview
Opportunity for a Civil Engineer to join our highly regarded, award winning Structures and Civils team from our Bermondsey office in London, located as a dedicated office in the Work Life co-working studios on Tanner Street.

A short walk from London Bridge station, our multi-disciplinary office includes M&E and building services engineers, acousticians, fire engineers, geo-environmental and geotechnical engineers, project managers and specialists in energy and sustainability programmes. Spread over the top two floors, the office location also enjoys great views of the London skyline from the rooftop terrace! Perfect for evening socials, lunching and getting away from your desk.

Hydrock is an independently-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of circa 600 staff, operating out of 18 offices in the UK. We have been consistently in the 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the last seven years. We pride ourselves on looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing our services to a client or a rewarding experience for our employees.

Our national structural engineering business is led from Bristol, where our largest team is located, with established teams in Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester, Manchester and Plymouth. You can expect exceptional colleagues to work with and learn from and an interesting variety of challenging and sometimes prestigious projects. Local examples include: English National Ballet London City Island, Guys and St Thomas Hospital New Cancer Wards, Birkbeck University Bloomsbury, MoD HQ Northwood, Harris 6th Form Academy Rainham Essex, Former Nestle Factory Hayes, Essex Enterprise Centre Braintree and Union Park Data Centre Hayes. Being a multidisciplinary office, you will have the opportunity to work closely with other disciplines, including Building Services, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers.

Your role will include:
  • Collaborating as a member of a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy.
  • Operating across a range of projects
  • Undertaking scheme development, preliminary and detailed designs and project coordination.
  • Working in a design office environment, while also playing an active role in design and site meetings, site inspections and progress reporting.
  • Good communication and effective liaison with clients, architects, contractors and regulatory/statutory authorities are therefore considered key attributes.

What we are looking for:
  • BEng, MEng, HND or HNC Civil Engineering qualification, with at least two years' experience gained in a civil engineering design office environment.
  • Working knowledge of Section 104, 278 and 38 adoption procedures.
  • Excellent analysis and technical design skills in AutoCAD, PDS, Civils3D and MicroDrainage.
  • Experience working with residential developers.Working knowledge of the SAB Approval process and SuDS-led design principles and details.
  • Knowledge of UK planning procedures and experience of providing technical support to secure planning approval.
  • Experience of securing technical approvals from highway and drainage authorities.
  • Confident written and verbal communicator.
  • Self-motivated team player with good people skills.

What you can expect in general

Collaborating with, mentoring and learning from inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2020 wrap up video here). A genuine opportunity to develop and to be recognised and rewarded.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), healthy living bonus, well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

We have several events at team, office, regional and divisional levels, and our annual ‘Challenge Day' when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day here!

A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

An environment in which everyone can thrive

At Hydrock we embrace diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage everyone talk to us about any ideas which enable you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work. Please let us know your current and/or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

Hydrock is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We consider all applications on an individual's alignment with the required qualifications, knowledge and experience outlined in this job advert, without regard to any of the protected characteristics. So that we can provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience, please make us aware if you have any physical or neurodiverse condition for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us.

Next steps
  • Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you within two weeks.
  • If shortlisted, a member of our Recruitment Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.
  • If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices (if possible and in line with Covid-19 guidelines). Please let us know what you feel comfortable with.
SummaryJob Type: Full timeContract Type: PermanentClosing Date: 2022-01-20