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  • UK, North West, Lancashire, Manchester
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Industry: Water, Civil & Structural, Railways
  • Discipline: Drainage, Design Engineering, Sustainability, Hydraulic Modelling, Hydraulic Engineering, Stakeholder Management, CDM , CAD, BIM

Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. They are currently looking for a Drainage Engineer with broad ranging experience in highway drainage design to join their drainage team on permanent basis.  


Locations: Manchester/Warrington/Leeds  

The client supports flexible working but you might be required to travel across the UK and work occasionally away from home, including periods on overseas assignments.  


You will play a key role in the design of drainage Infrastructure, Transportation and Private Developer projects with emphasis on highway, railway and development drainage including SuDS. You will be an experienced drainage designer with proven ability who takes ownership and responsibility for design solutions. As well as delivering the drainage design you will be responsible in supporting the leadership and development of the company's drainage capability.  


To ensure the technical delivery of drainage designs for the projects, your responsibilities will include:  

-Working within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals to develop drainage designs for highways or rail projects from concept through to detailed design and construction.  

-Production of drainage designs, models, calculations and drawings to current design standards including the design of sustainable drainage solutions.  

-Co-ordinating the drainage design process and integrating with associated highways, rail, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering designs.  

-Arranging and supervising the completion of drainage surveys.  

-Preparing specifications; tender and contract documents and providing support to site during the construction process.  

-Liaison with clients and key stakeholders including attendance at meetings.  

-Preparation and presentation of progress and technical reports for discussion at client and key stakeholder meetings.  

-Supporting the discipline leads and/or project manager with the development of design solutions and the management of the project, including supervision duties.  

-Contributing to project processes such as risk management and change control.  

-Mentoring and supporting the development of graduates and technicians.  

-Providing technical input to the preparation of bids including input on drainage strategy and development of scope, price and programme for the completion of drainage activities.  




-Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (or working to) and Member of a Professional Institution (relevant discipline).  

-Experience of working on Highways England, Transport Scotland and/or Local Authority drainage design projects.  

-Experience of the current standards (DMRB) and Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM).  

-Ability to design all aspects of drainage from concept to detailed design.  

-Experience of design interfaces (e.g., highways, rail, geotechnical, environmental, structural etc.).  

-Proficient in the use of hydraulic modelling software such as Micro Drainage.  

-Proficient in AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar.  

-Familiarity with 3D design tools and BIM.  

-Ability to prepare reports and specifications and to collect and assimilate other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.  

-Proficient in all Microsoft Office software particularly MS Excel and Word.  

-Awareness of the regulatory framework associated with planning and approval regulations/processes, together with experience of managing a transportation drainage project through the planning process.  

-Experience of developing and agreeing project scopes and managing budgets, programmes and quality of deliverables.  

-Experience of working with external stakeholders  

-Hold a valid UK driving licence.  



-Experience of site, construction contracts and of site management desirable.

  • Contact: Agata Debska
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 15.08.2022
  • Deadline: 29.08.2022
  • Quote ref: 1061/78516

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