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Senior Civil Engineer (Drainage & Flood Risk)

Mott MacDonald
Cambridge, East Anglia
Closing date
Feb 26, 2023
Senior Civil Engineer (Drainage & Flood Risk)

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As a Senior Drainage Engineer you will provide drainage design solutions as well as oversee the design and implementations on a range of cross-sector infrastructure projects from initial scheme concept through to detailed design and construction stages, often working as part of multi-disciplinary teams. You will manage the design of drainage systems in a BIM environment using tools such as Projectwise, Autodesk Civil3D, OpenRoads Designer or MicroDrainage as well as the preparation of integrated drainage models to a high level of accuracy and advance BIM capability . Youll provide specialist technical leadership developing the infrastructure teams skills and capacity through mentoring and developing team members. In addition to this you will also be involved in commercial and contractual aspects through contributing to bid proposals and submissions through taking on Bid or Project Manager duties. #LI-AA1

Your responsibilities will involve:
  • Controlling project resource, managing budgets and complying with corporate governance processes.
  • Developing client relationships & assisting in development of the portfolio through successful project delivery
  • Providing management support & leadership Interpreting industry design guidance and standards e.g. Sewers for Adoption, CIRIA C753 The SuDS Manual etc.
  • Working collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary teams with other disciplines & professionals
  • Meeting client requirements for quality standards, programme and budget

Candidate Specification

As a Civil Engineering or Drainage professional, you have experience in designing drainage solutions for various infrastructure projects using software such as MicroDrainage and AutoDesk Civil3D. You are comfortable interpreting industry design and standards and guidance such as Sewers for Adoption, DMRB and CIRIA C753. With your commercial experience, youre able to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams as well as lead and oversee a design team.

You will also ideally be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Chartered, Incorporated or en-route to chartership with a professional institution
  • Understanding of the use of design tools within a BIM environment
  • Experience managing programmes and resources to deliver projects to quality, budget and timescales Eager to learn and to develop your skills and career with training support.
  • Although not essential, any experience of supporting preparation of fee proposals would be desirable.

If you meet 80% or more of what were looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didnt know we need.

Job Profile
Our Buildings & Cities Unit are looking to recruit a Senior Drainage Engineer to join our growing Infrastructure team in the south-east of England. We can consider office locations such as Croydon, London, Norwich or Cambridge with agile working opportunities, but we can appoint in other location for a candidate that will make an impact on our team.

Our successful and dynamic team is involved in a wide range of projects ranging from master planning and site appraisal, feasibility studies, detailed design and site supervision across a broad range of disciplines including highways, utilities, drainage & flood risk, external works, LRT and rail civils working for Clients in multiple sector including Transport, Built Environment, Defence and Water.

The role offers the opportunity to contribute to further growing the infrastructure teams profile and work portfolio through successful bidding and enhanced reputation. You will be able to develop skills and progress your career working as a part of a team of innovative engineers and specialists.

About the business unit
The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors. #LI-AA1
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working because life isnt 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
Were a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each persons differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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