Principal/ Senior Civil Engineer - Nationwide

North West
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs, Water Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs, Built Environment Jobs, Aquaculture Jobs, Environmental Management Jobs
Job Category:
Biologist, Ecologist, Civil Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Start Date:
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

About the role

Our client is looking to recruit a civil engineer to join our growing environmentally-focussed engineering design team.  The successful candidate will work on a range of interesting and exciting projects, including fish passes, eel passes, river restoration projects and natural flood management schemes for a wide client base that includes government agencies, water utility companies, wildlife and river trusts and private clients.  Their engineering projects extend from initial site assessments and feasibility studies, through to full detailed design.  This role will provide the opportunity to work alongside industry-renowned aquatic and environmental scientists on challenging and rewarding projects and will enable the successful candidate to bring significant benefits to the aquatic environment and river habitats across the British Isles.  We are looking to recruit a Principal Civil Engineer or Senior Civil Engineer.

About you

As a Principal/Senior Civil Engineer you will have a proven track record of working on civil engineering projects in the aquatic environment, with a sound understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with the design and construction of in-river schemes.  This will enable you to lead or undertake projects at all stages, from initial option identification and appraisal, through to detailed design.  At the Principal Engineer grade you will ideally have chartered engineer status with ICE or CIWEM, or be working towards achieving this. At the Senior Engineer grade, you will preferably be working towards obtaining chartered engineer status.

Relevant experience:

·       Design of in-river civil engineering projects at concept, outline and detailed design stage.  Experience in the design of fish/eel passes and the engineering design of river restoration schemes would be an advantage.

·       Ability to identify and critically appraise options to assist clients in identifying the right solution for their needs, including persuasive report writing.

·       Application of the CDM regulations to all stages of the project life cycle, including actively identifying and mitigating risks during design and documenting residual risks.

·       Principal grade; a proven ability to lead and deliver projects and manage/work with internal and external specialist staff or subconsultants where additional inputs are necessary to ensure project success.

·       Senior grade; experience in working as part of a project team, working alongside colleagues and specialist subconsultants where required to successfully deliver design projects.

Required skills:

·       Experience of working in a commercial consulting environment.

·       Principal grade; ability to lead projects and manage clients across a range of schemes, plus a proven ability to produce and review tenders/proposals that demonstrate cost-effective quality and expertise.

·       Senior grade; experience in contributing to and delivering projects, plus experience of the project management of smaller projects and inputting to successful tenders/proposals.

·       Excellent communication and report writing skills.


Oxford, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Letchworth, Edinburgh, Chester and Southampton


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