Senior Civil Engineer – Drainage & Flood Risk

Croydon, United Kingdom Countrywide
04 Nov 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 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 1000 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 Senior Civil/Environmental Engineer experienced in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management based in our Croydon office.

The successful person 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 Local Authorities, London Boroughs, Water Companies, Network Rail, Highways England and other Infrastructure clients. You will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver project for major infrastructure clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out and coordinating detailed design of flood risk management solutions
  • Carrying out and coordinating Surface water drainage design
  • Appraisal of flood risk costs and benefits
  • Technical and business case reporting
  • Liaising with clients, hydraulic modellers, architects and other design team members
  • Assisting with project management and multi-disciplinary design coordination
  • Civil Engineering or earth science (with a flood risk specialism) degree and approaching MICE, or similar, status
  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designers responsibilities under CDM
  • Experience in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management
  • Experience in the design and appraisal of structural and non-structural flood mitigation measures
  • Experience in preparing business cases for flood risk management schemes
  • Contract and specification preparation
  • Proven ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams in the development of design solutions
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients and other design team members
  • Proven track record of presentation to an audience of varying technical capabilities (public, clients, technical specialists etc)

  • Construction related experience either as a supervisor or through visiting design office support role;
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modelling packages used for mitigation option appraisal;
  • Experience of GIS software
  • Experience of urban drainage design;
  • Preparation of Project Appraisal Reports to Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) guidance processes

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