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Assistant Civil Engineer

RPS Group
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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RPS continue to grow and we are now looking to reinforce our Birmingham civil engineering consulting business with an Assistant Civil Engineer appointment.

This is an exciting and unrivalled opportunity to develop and progress in an environment where your efforts and talent are recognised...We can offer the right individual the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with Blue-Chip Developers through a friendly and vibrant team and a class leading mentorship programme.

RPS Design Division delivers projects across multiple, niche sectors from residential housing developments, logistics, retail, aviation, healthcare, education, advanced manufacturing, data centres, energy and more as we strive to achieve the right balance between form and function when faced with competing priorities around sustainability, materiality, cost and constructability. Digitalisation is at the core of our delivery model allowing our clients and their stakeholders to really experience our designs right from project concept stage and through drawing on expertise spanning decades, industries and disciplines, we assist clients to harmonise design drivers through inspired engineering, architecture and development services.

We're RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. And where you'll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

What you'll be doing

As an Assistant Civil Engineer with RPS you will be involved with a range of projects and will undertake detailed design of all civil engineering elements on residential, commercial and retail development schemes and ensure those designs are fully value engineered, suitable for adoption and most importantly to the clients brief and expectations

Supporting the Principal / Associate / Senior in the technical delivery of projects.

Attending and contributing to project / client meetings and undertaking site inspections as required.

Conducting activities and producing outputs in line with relevant legislation and industry standards.

Completing designs based on guidance from Line Manager, applying sound technical knowledge relevant to the role.

Perform your duties using AutoCAD, Windes and PDS or XP Site 3D

Additional duties as required.

Who we're looking for

To be considered as an Assistant Engineer, you will need to have achieved a relevant degree in MEng (or MSc) Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering and will have gained relevant experience working on civil elements of large residential, commerical or retail schemes. We will also expect you to be driven towards a career as a chartered Engineer with the enthusiasm and commitment required to succeed. Friendly, openness and a willingness to learn and develop are all things that will help you be successful in this role.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas to positively shape the impacts of our clients' projects. We are looking out for people who take opportunities, those who are keen to learn and develop, intelligent risk takers who are not scared to try new things, and who adapt and move quickly.

What's in it for you?

At RPS we work as one team to achieve exceptional outcomes, and joining the Graduate Scheme is no different. From early on in your career you'll have exposure to sustainable projects. Building the foundations of a consultancy career by growing skills, knowledge, and behaviours; and building experience and achievements into real expertise.

We're an accredited training provider - from entry level to master's degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you'll be supported as far as you want to go.

We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You'll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.


What happens next?

If this opportunity suits your career journey, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Mark Maxwell at RPS
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