Senior Civil Engineer

Penguin Recruitment
Nottingham, East Midlands
Jun 22, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Senior Civil Engineer

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000, depending on experience

Due to increasing workload, our client would like to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Civil Engineer to work in their Nottingham office, including remote working, to contribute to the delivery of their Business Plan growth targets.

This is a great opportunity for a civil engineer (ideally already Chartered) with significant experience (a minimum 5 years' post-graduate working in an engineering consultancy environment) to take their career to the next stage. You will be responsible for the delivery of projects to include scheme and detailed design, calculations and management on a variety of engineering projects as well as developing the client management/commercial side of the business and leading/developing other staff.


As a Senior Engineer you will be chartered/near chartered. Taking responsibility is a given, and you will have the opportunity to work on a varied range of projects and deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. This is a hands-on role seeing a project through from start to finish. There is the potential for developing on the client management, commercial and marketing side of the business.

Key duties will include:
  • Project management to include preparing quotations, invoicing and responsibility for the commercial success of projects
  • Communicating directly with clients, developing client briefs & attending project meetings.
  • Management of production of technical documents by other team members
  • Verifying design calculations and drawings done by other engineers and technicians
  • Producing concise technical reports in line with customers' expectations.
  • Visits to site to represent the company and carry out investigations and monitor construction
  • Development of engineering design and details in accordance with project brief
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports and specifications.

Person requirements

They encourage our staff to demonstrate a passion for design, drive and motivation, an interest and a willingness to learn, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent service to their clients. You'll be a good team player with good interpersonal skills who is keen to make a positive contribution to the work environment. As a key member of the team, you'll be motivated to and capable of leading/supporting other team members and demonstrating excellent customer care.

You will have:

Skills and Experience
  • a degree/MEng in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • technical design excellence and detailed understanding of relevant approvals processes for highways and drainage design/adoption, including SuDS
  • up to date knowledge of current UK Codes of Practice, Design Standards, Building Regulations, and Health and Safety
  • at least, five years' experience of working in a UK engineering consultancy
  • ideally, experience of CESMM and NEC
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with clients, other members of the team and produce well-written, concise reports
  • experience of managing and mentoring a team of engineers and technicians or a strong interest in developing in this area.

You must be currently resident and eligible to work in the UK and have a full UK driving licence.

  • Planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Flexible to the needs of the business, and clients' changing requirements
  • Dedicated to the delivery of projects, and the development of the team and business as a whole
  • Committed to working collaboratively and to contributing actively to leading and developing team members.

In return, they offer the following
  • A competitive salary
  • Holidays - starting at 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • An interesting and varied workload
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • Significant opportunities to develop and apply commercial, marketing and management skills
  • Professional membership fees will be paid by the Company

What To Do Next

Interested in this or other roles in Civil Engineering, please click on the link to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact Martin Boland now at or call 01792 365100. We have many more vacancies available on our website. This is a permanent role. Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.