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Senior Civil Design Engineer

Bridges - Trusted Intelligent Engineering Partner
Midsomer Norton, UK
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
At Bridges we are more than Engineers.

As a team we shape and support engineering and construction for our clients who in turn touch the daily lives of millions of people across the UK. . We have a large diverse team of talented Safe & Happy People, combining their strengths and ambition to bring innovation and evolution which ensures Sustainability for all stakeholders. As part of our core values, we strive to maintain a safe and supportive work environment where people can thrive and reach their full potential.

Across our key sectors - Water, Power, Energy and Aggregates, and supported through our regional office network supported by our manufacturing hub located in the heart of Somerset which forms part of our 60,000ft head office complex - we deliver diverse and interesting projects and programmes throughout UK infrastructure.

Our projects range in value from £5k to £15m, taking the role of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer on various schemes, and supporting our valued Tier 1 contractor clients in a subcontractor and off-site manufacturing capacity.

Role Purpose

We are hiring for this permanent opportunity due to continued growth. As our business expands, the demand for our expertise grows, and we are in need of a skilled Civil Design Engineer to join us on a permanent and full-time basis.

In this role, your designs will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success and efficiency of our projects. The primary objective is to collaboratively provide accurate and consistent designs that are delivered within budgets and to agreed timescales.

The Role

We can offer a hybrid model for this role, 3 days in the office and 2 days at home, although we offer some flexible working.

Based on a 42.5hrs contract working Monday to Friday.

  • Leading the direction of Civil/MEICA projects, pulling together support and deliverables from the wider design team, developing clarity of the overall project scope
  • Producing civil and mechanical designs using project specifications, standard requirements, outline scopes of work, and/or site investigations
  • Innovate, challenge, and consider continuous improvement across projects and designs
  • Specification of technical plant and/or machinery to allow less technical procurement members of company to progress the ordering
  • Ensuring additional works are captured. This will require liaising with project managers and commercial teams to review the impact to programme and assisting with raising compensation events
  • Attending site, both during and after project, to support in any technical issues and close out information
  • Producing and carrying out technical presentations during client visits to highlight the capabilities of the department


  • Relevant engineering qualification such as HNC, HND, Degree (desirable)
  • Experience in: (desirable)
  • Site general arrangement design, 2D and/or 3D
  • Design project coordination
  • Civil, mechanical, structural steelwork design
  • Small and large bore pipework systems
  • Chemical dosing
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Pump sizing and pump system design
Autodesk 2D and/or 3D CAD packagesUsing Microsoft packagesSpecific water industry-based design experience



RoSPA Gold Medal winner, Bridges - is an excellent company to work for and a great place to develop your career. Our goal is to exceed the very highest standards and ensure our people work in a culture of health, safety and wellbeing. We are a family run business with a friendly and welcoming culture, and are dedicated to helping our employees learn, develop and achieve success - along with us and throughout their careers.

Bridges also offers an excellent benefits package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health cash plan with Healthshield
  • Standard Life Pension Scheme - 4.5% company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee referral scheme - £1,000 if you successfully introduce someone
  • Employee recognition schemes

When you join us, you'll be part of our exciting journey.

Wherever your journey begins with us, through mutual engagement, we'll make sure you are supported and invested in. We believe in ‘team bridges' and leadership at all levels with our guiding principles; Safe People, Happy People, Sustainable Business.

Come and be part of our team!

Bridges is an equal opportunities employee and is committed to ensuring equality and diversity within the workplace.

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