Civil Engineer Flood Risk & Drainage

BWB Consulting Ltd
On application
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 29, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Civil Engineer, Water

Who we are & what we stand for

BWB is a multi-award-winning engineering and environmental design consultancy with a proven reputation for technical excellence and exceptional client satisfaction. We're rated Platinum Investors In People (IIP), a prestigious accolade that demonstrates our commitment to our people and establishes us as an employer of choice. We invest in our people and ensure they have everything they need to develop a fantastic career. We extensively research, benchmark and review all salaries and benefits against others within the industry.

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow's digital age; a journey that you will play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

What you'll be doing

BWB Consulting are seeking a Civil Engineer to support continuing growth of the Water Service. The successful candidate will play an important role in delivering innovative solutions to complex problems on projects across the UK using skills in;
  • Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) Design
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Earthworks Analysis

We value innovation and encourage independent thinking, while always seeking to provide commercial solutions to complex issues for Clients. The Water Service is at the heart of this at BWB.

At BWB we recognise people as individuals and understanding how we can fit your skills into our teams is important to achieving success together.

The role typically entails the research and delivery of the engineering aspects of schemes at pre-planning stage (drainage strategies utilising SuDS, outline earthworks analysis) and the delivery of Flood Risk Assessments. It would suit someone with detailed design experience looking to use their skills to influence designs early in the development process, and as such knowledge of land/development planning policy (NPPF) and experience with Lead Local Flood Authorities would be beneficial.


All locations will be considered although the Water Service is focused on the Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester offices and regular travel to at least one of these locations should be anticipated - although the role may necessarily be based at home whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

About the team

Our Environment Group provides advisory, investigative, design and validation services relating to all aspects of the environment.

The Water Service forms part of the Environment Group and is comprised of qualified engineers and environmental consultants with specific experience in flood risk, drainage, hydraulic modelling and environmental planning/engineering disciplines.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary BWB project team, we provide consultancy services to the development and property sector on projects of any type or size, from pre-planning application through to construction. The breadth and scale of work is incredibly varied.

What you'll bring

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:
  • A sound grasp of key engineering principles
  • Knowledge of relevant software packages including MicroDrainage, AutoCAD 2D, Civils 3D (ideally)
  • Drainage strategy production and knowledge of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
  • Providing solutions to technical problems and input to provide factual and interpretative reports
  • Flood Risk Assessments and knowledge of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Strong communication, personal effectiveness and team working capabilities
  • Have the ability to plan and monitor workloads to achieve project demands
  • Effectively communicate and co-operate within a project team to support the achievement of a project brief through the provision of efficient and professional services
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, clients and suppliers
  • An ability to act in an outward facing capacity as BWB's representative in dealings with our clients and industry regulators
  • Share both knowledge and experience with other team members

What we offer
  • 25 days holiday (with the option to purchase more), pension, life assurance and healthcare.
  • Perkbox, Cycle to Work, paid volunteering days, regular social events, rewards scheme and much more.
  • Access to personalised fully funded Learning & Development opportunities including charterships and paid professional subscriptions.