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Perpetual Engineering
Manchester, North West
Closing date
May 27, 2024


Our client is a leading global consultancy service business with an excellent reputation for their breadth of capability and their capacity to provide innovative solutions for challenging projects.

Due to their strong and growing pipeline of work they are seeking Senior Engineers to join their Flood Risk and Water Engineering team and support a wide variety of large and challenging infrastructure projects for the private and public sectors.

You would have the opportunity to get involved with a broad spectrum of projects across the water sector including flood alleviation schemes (FAS) for local authorities and the MOD; surface water separation schemes for water utility providers; natural flood risk management and Sustainable Urban Drainage solutions for several high-profile housing developers.

You will lead projects both technically and as a project manager. You will instruct, supervise, and mentor junior staff in the design and management of schemes. You work with clients and all project stakeholders to ensure delivery of projects to time and cost, whilst being supported by the senior technical leadership team throughout the whole delivery process.

This is a great opportunity with a very supportive employer and market leading consultant within the Water sector. They are a business going through a strong period of growth, which will offer youre an excellent chance to fast-track your career.

About the role

You will support and often lead projects across a range of activities such as river, coastal and flood defence appraisal and design; hydraulic modelling and hydrology assessment; surface water management; and the develop-ment of business cases.

Projects can range in size from £10k commissions up to £100m schemes covering flood risk projects for defence, transport, local government, utility, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential de-velopment. You will work independently and proactively on technical aspects from a projects inception, determining client briefs, to the delivery and close out of projects in accordance with best practice.

About you Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • A UK accredited degree (either BSc, BEng or MEng) in a relevant subject.
  • Chartered status with the ICE or CIWEM would be preferred or working towards.
  • Experience in the delivery and leading flood risk and/or surface water separation projects from so-lution development, optioneering and design in line with the relevant guidance.
  • Experience in working of leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver projects efficiently and ef-fectively, such as with hydraulic modellers, engineers and environmental consultants.
  • Experience or an interest in developing Natural Flood Management solutions.
  • A good knowledge of the Multi-coloured Manual for flood risk economic appraisal.
  • An understanding and experience in working with the NPPF.
  • Experience in IT systems such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civils 3D and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with clients, contrac-tors, other consultants (at all levels) and statutory authorities.
  • Suitability for UK security clearance.


Our client has long recognised that their success is built on the expertise and dedication of their employees. They provide a collaborative and flexible environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. They are also proud to offer very competitive compensation and benefits packages.


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