Senior Civil Engineer (Water) - Birmingham, UK

10 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M are looking for a Senior Civil Engineer to join our established and dynamic River Engineering practice, working on a range of projects that make a difference to local communities and the environment.


The successful candidate will operate in a thriving Water and Environmental Management team which undertakes a wide variety of flood risk management, water resource, drainage and catchment planning commissions.

Recent projects, the type of which the candidate would be expected to contribute to in a technical capacity, have included Cheltenham FAS, Lower Dove FRMS and River Tame improvements. As part of the latter, we will shortly be commencing detailed design on phase 2 of Perry Barr & Witton FRMS, which will create one of the largest flood storage areas in the UK.

Based in Birmingham, the Senior Civil Engineer will have the chance to assist in the delivery of our portfolio of projects, working as part of an integrated and forward thinking team, as well as learn from and assist key specialists. 


There will be opportunities to work on the EA WEM programme of works in the Midlands and provide support to other regions throughout the UK and further afield.

The position is focused on supporting the Project Manager in providing a technical lead on projects and providing the main link with less experienced resources, helping drive solution identification and design development.


Main Responsibilities:

● Work under the direction and mentorship of the assigned Project Manager(s) and Regional Technical Lead(s).

● As Package Manager, work closely with the Project Manager and Business Group project delivery leadership or other senior project managers / operations leaders who provide oversight and mentoring.

● Specific duties include:

- co-operation with commercial manager and technical team;

- technical proficiency in the detailed design and specification of water engineering works;

- experience with scheduling (i.e. Primavera, MS project etc.) and program control systems;

- delivery of projects through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout;

- familiar with established project delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget and other specified requirements stated in the contract;

- ability to visualize solutions to ensure that holistically complete solutions are developed, taking into full account health, safety and environment in all project phases;

- completion of scopes of work to the satisfaction of the client, while simultaneously ensuring that CH2M HILL’s HS&E, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy expectations are met;

- mentoring of graduate engineers in design practices.


Minimum Qualifications

• Degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline or equivalent.

• Chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

• Demonstrable relevant experience preferred, e.g.:

- Package management and realisation (efficient and timely completion of project tasks in accordance with requirements specified in the contract documents) of appropriate packages of work within budget and work schedule;

- efficient flow of documents, contacts and cooperation with subcontractors;

- Participation and sub-leadership of multi-disciplinary teams driving solution development to the satisfaction of the client and stakeholders;

- Participation in projects funded by the UK Environment Agency.

• Sound hydraulic and engineering aptitude and ability (including the ability to design to BS/Eurocodes).

• A strong desire to develop and improve their own skills and mentor junior staff.

• Be highly motivated and proactive, with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

• Excellent and demonstrable organisational and time management skills.

• The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, with the pressures and opportunities that this brings.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.

• Provide leadership and motivate and enthuse the teams.

• Proven experience of managing packages and projects.

• Proven experience of managing budgets.

• Proven experience of delivering to deadlines and evidence of problem resolution in the process.

• Proven experience of producing accurate technical outputs.

• Good knowledge of relevant computer programmes.

• Strong leader and a clear thinker.

Preferred Qualifications

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.


At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work.


Developing People through Challenging Projects CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.