Civil Engineer – Flood Risk Management and Drainage

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

Our Sustainable Solutions Business Unit provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, flood risk management, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 600 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Civil Engineer to assist with the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management based in our Reading office. The position will commence between August- October 2016.

The successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will be working on projects for the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and some private sector clients and will support other technical disciplines within the company. Responsibilities include:
  • Appraisal of flood risk costs and benefits
  • Drainage analysis and design
  • Solution identification and development of technical details
  • Preparation of technical notes
  • Working within an established design and appraisal team, who support your learning and career progression
  • Civil Engineering degree expected 2:1 or higher
  • A desire to work towards Professional Qualification with the ICE
  • Awareness of safety in design principles and the designers obligations under CDM
  • Awareness of the development of outline and detailed design solutions
  • Awareness of specification preparation
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Effective communicator - verbally and in written form
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD
  • Interest in drainage, flood risk and hydraulics

  • WinDES Micro-drainage modelling
  • Hydraulic design
  • Civils 3D CAD
  • GIS - Mapinfo/ArcView

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.