Civil Design Engineer (Principal & Senior)

Galliford Try
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
About us:

Galliford Try is one of the UK's most formidable construction businesses with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in.

Our purpose is to improve people's lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.

Role Overview:

We have opportunities for a Civil Engineer (Principal or Senior) to join our multi-disciplinary design team, working collaboratively with our customers. This role can be based anywhere in the UK. You will be responsible for assisting the production of designs and stakeholder management for a wide range of AMP7 infrastructure & waste water projects.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design delivery of water and waste projects from outline scope to the construction stage in accordance with Water Industry Standards and relevant British Standards
  • Undertake civil engineering design calculations, report writing and sketches
  • Civil and Hydraulic design and analysis of pipelines, chambers and structures
  • Preparation of civil general arrangement drawings and details as required
  • Work closely with CAD team to ensure design outputs are correctly transferred to project model and drawing outputs
  • Scoping of all necessary site investigation works to assist design and construction.
  • Interface with other designers where appropriate (Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Design) internal and external design companies.
  • Stakeholder / third party management to facilitate accurate programing of works
  • Ensure Health & Safety are of paramount importance
  • Preparation of documents relating to and ensuring compliance with the designer's responsibilities under the CDM regulations
  • Timely production of the design outputs and associated documentation
  • Attendance at design, progress and site meetings as required
  • Providing mentoring and support to junior staff which may include acting as ICE delegated engineer
  • identification of the temporary works requirement of the permanent work design
  • Engagement and communications with Clients as part of project delivery

Experience and Qualifications:
  • Degree level civil engineering qualification
  • 5 Years plus experience in Civil Engineering, Infra or Non Infra
  • Working towards chartership with an applicable institution
  • Possess excellent ICT knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of water and waste infrastructure and / or non-infrastructure design
  • Knowledge of multi-disciplinary engineering design would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of CDEs would be advantageous
  • Experience in structural / Geotechnical / hydraulics design would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to think innovatively
  • Strong customer and stakeholder focus

What We Can Offer in Return:

With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industry's leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK's most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment. With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people, through our ‘Be Well' programme which offers discounts on certain products, advice and support for a range of issues.

We invest in high-quality training for employees of all levels, from our leadership development framework to our apprenticeship programmes. Through our Career Paths initiative, individuals receive tailored training and support to fulfil their potential.

Our benefits:

We put our people first and our benefits package reflects that by offering a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career on top of a competitive salary.
  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it.

For more information on this role or to enquire about other positions available within our Environment business please contact

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all s ectors of the community.


Our Environment Business provides ‘source to sea' asset delivery capability across the UK and Scotland working on both Frameworks and Standalone projects. Since AMP3 we have delivered in excess of £2bn assets for clients such as Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, Anglian Water, Thames Water, Southern Water, Welsh Water and Scottish Water. As an established player in the market this a great opportunity to join the team at a time of transformation as we shape ourselves to be fit for delivery in a future digital world. We have recently secured a plethora of places on the AMP7 Frameworks for Yorkshire Water Complex Civils Framework, Southern Water and Thames Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure projects ranging from £1-40m over the next five years.