Senior Civil Engineer Drainage Infrastructure








Full time

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic, and open-minded individuals to join our friendly team in Cardiff to help lead our Drainage Infrastructure team. Working within a dynamic team and overseen by an Associate Director, you will assist in leading the delivery of the Civil Engineering design on a range of challenging projects across the infrastructure sector with a focus on Sustainable Urban Drainage and conventional surface water drainage design. The role is challenging, varied, and you will thrive solving engineering problems. We look after our clients; their work challenges us, stimulates us, and allows us to be proud of our contribution to a changing world. We would therefore expect you will want to work and support a culture in which employees take pride in their work and are focused on customer service. We look after our staff and invest energy in their technical, academic and professional development.

Skills / Qualifications Required

  • 7+ years’ experience with surface, and foul water design and/or construction to Sewers for Adoption and Design Manual for Roads and Bridges;
  • Civil Engineering degree – Preferably a Masters;
  • Have or be close to completion of Professional Qualification with the Institution of Civil Engineers or Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management;
  • Adept at 3D design and modelling using software such as MicroDrainage, InfoDrainage, AutoCAD, Civils 3D, and Autodesk ICM;
  • Water Authority statutory approval processes such as S104, S106 etc;
  • SuDS Approval Body approval;
  • Awareness of National Planning Policy and Infrastructure design requirements relating to flood risk management;
  • Ability to manage a team of people with varying levels of experience and provide the technical support and resource planning in line with our Integrated Management Systems required to deliver our projects;
  • Ability to manage concurrent projects ensuring the prioritisation of tasks and deliverables to ensure effective client delivery;
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with statutory bodies such as Natural Resources Wales and Environment Agency;
  • Ability to work using own initiative and demonstrate a methodical approach;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Benefits (please visit

  • We pay fair to market-leading salaries;
  • Agile/flexible working to support the personal lives of staff;
  • 24 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays, 3/4 are mandated to be taken at Christmas when the office shuts down);
  • Additional one-day annual leave allowance for every 5 years in employment;
  • Life insurance and life assurance policies and a health care cash plan (Westfield);
  • Contributory pension scheme Employee (5%) Employer (7%);
  • We pay professional institution membership fees (ICE, CIWEM, IStructE RICS; etc.);
  • We provide a pathway to Professional Membership;
  • Formal, external training courses;
  • Regular in-house peer-to-peer training sessions and regular external lunchtime CPD sessions; and
  • Social benefits (football, yoga, charity support).