Senior Civil Engineer
1d ago

We have an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer to join our experienced Civil and Structural Engineering team in Birmingham, B3 2HP (based in an office on Edmund Street).

We have established a well-regarded team in the last five years, contributing our engineering design to projects across the region and we are now ready to further expand our service from the city centre, working even more closely with our centrally located clients.

Hydrock is an independently owned multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of circa 500 staff, operating out of 16 offices in the UK.

We are one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of well-being (note our recent Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year award at the NCE100).

We believe part of our success is looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment.

Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing a service to a client or rewarding employment to an employee!

Locally, you will have over 30 colleagues, primarily structural and building services, led by very well established and respected Technical Directors.

Being a multidisciplinary office, you will have the opportunity to work closely with other disciplines, including structures, building services, acoustics, fire, utilities, transportation and geo-environmental.

Your role will include :

  • Working within a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy, and operating across a matrix of projects.
  • Undertaking scheme development, preliminary and detailed designs and project coordination.
  • You will also be tasked with work winning, budgetary control of project finances and preparing fee proposals.
  • Line managing an emergent team to hold the quality and accuracy of technical and non-technical deliverables.
  • Working in a design office environment but also playing an active role in design and site meetings, site inspections and progress reporting.
  • Good communication and liaison with clients, architects, contractors and regulatory / statutory authorities.
  • What you need to succeed in this role :

  • BEng, MEng, HND or HNC qualified in relevant subject, with significant and predominant experience gained in a design office environment.
  • An understanding of Section 104, 278 and 38 adoption procedures.
  • Excellent analysis and technical design skills in AutoCAD, MicroDrainage etc.
  • Good understanding of technical software such as Civil 3D, AutoTrack, Drawnet and any other industry standard software.
  • Knowledge of UK planning procedures and experience of providing technical support to secure planning approval.
  • Experience of securing technical approvals from highway and drainage authorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Self-motivated team player with good people skills.
  • Our ethos strikes a chord with you.
  • What you can expect in general

    Inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2019 wrap up here). A genuine opportunity to develop and to be recognised and rewarded.

    The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy / sell up to five days), healthy living bonus, well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits.

    There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

    We have several team, office, regional and divisional events but Challenge Day’ is when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day video here!

    A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

    A place where we can all thrive

    At Hydrock we value our diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage everyone talk to us about any ideas which enable you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work.

    Please let us know your current and / or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

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