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Senior Drainage and Flood Risk Management Engineer- Highways

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Senior Drainage and Flood Risk Management Engineer- Highways

Following our continued growth and wider success in winning major projects across the UK and overseas, we are looking for a Senior Drainage Engineer to join our roads design team. This role can be based out of any one of our main offices across the UK. This is an opportunity to join our growing vibrant and dynamic Roads Design Team and contribute to our achieving a high performing shared enterprise with our partners. You will be using our go digital platforms where you will be an integral part of the wider roads design teams located around the UK.

As a Senior Drainage Engineer you will work with the team to fulfil the needs of our clients across a wide range of projects. This role will involve providing highways drainage design and construction technical advice across our wide project portfolio including, but not limited to the following:

  • Detention Ponds
  • Drainage systems
  • Storm Sewer
  • Water Quality Facilities
  • Drainage Channels
  • Erosion Control
  • Flood Plain Analysis
  • Roadside Ditches
  • Conveyance
  • Bridge Scour

Your responsibilities will mean that you will:

  • Be a member of the drainage design team supporting major highways projects, with a key focus on Design and Build schemes primarily in the UK;
  • Contribute to a collaborative approach to project delivery working within large multidisciplinary teams to continuously improve the efficiency of our projects aligned with Project 13 principles; and,
  • Foster innovation in the delivery of design and technical excellence.

For this role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar level of knowledge and experienced based learning;
  • Working towards Chartered/Incorporated Engineer status with ICE, CIHT or IHE ;
  • Post qualification experience in drainage design of medium-large scale infrastructure projects;
  • Knowledge of drainage best practice, guidelines, and standards applicable to drainage infrastructure;
  • Knowledge of UK highway design standards (DMRB) and specification (MCHW);
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and how it is applied to the design process;
  • Highly proficient in the use of relevant discipline software/design packages;
  • A confident communicator with good verbal and writing ability;
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with excellent teamwork abilities; and,
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise workload effectively.

Although not essential, it would beneficial if you have:

  • Chartered/Incorporated Engineer status with ICE, CIHT or IHE;
  • Experience working on design & build projects; and,
  • Worked with central government, local authorities, contractors or passenger transport executives as clients.

Mott MacDonald is UK based but one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we search out the connection's others fail to make, to unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes to enable our clients to deliver sustainable infrastructure.
Mott MacDonald's Highways Division delivers services across the entire project lifecycle. Whether we are planning, designing and implementing new roads, or maintaining, managing, improving and operating existing highway networks, we deliver innovation, cost certainty and added value through collaborative working with clients and a culture of continuous improvement.

Our roads design service is primarily based in the UK, delivering projects to clients such as National Highways, Local Government and Design and Build Contractors. Our current project portfolio is very diverse and includes a place on the prestigious National Highways TA2 and Regional Delivery Partnership frameworks amongst others. We specialise in design and construction, progressing schemes from option identification and appraisal through preliminary and detail design to supervision of works on site. We also provide technical advice on asset management and construction procurement options administering contracts from tender assessment through interim valuations to settlement of final accounts.

We can offer:
Pension matched up to 7%
Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
An annual professional institution subscription
Life insurance
Enhanced parental leave
Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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