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Principal Highways Drainage Engineer

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    Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

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    £45000 - £50000 per annum

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    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for a Principal Engineer (Drainage) with a strong infrastructure background who can demonstrate experience in designing drainage and highways in Cardiff / South Wales.

We are looking for an individual with experience in sustainable drainage systems and land drainage.

The principal engineer Leads the planning, design, construction and maintenance of physical infrastructures, especially large and complex infrastructures, such as roads, bridges, channels and dams. Oversees the evaluation and inspection of civil engineering projects to ensure that standards and requirements are met. Reviews and approves technical documentation, such as drawings and specifications, for civil engineering projects. Supervises adherence to building codes and safety regulations relevant to civil engineering.

What you'll be doing:

Develop drainage solutions for highway, infrastructure and site development schemes for feasibility, planning, tender, and detailed design stages of the project.
Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microdrainage and Causeway Flow drainage design software.
Design of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) with good knowledge of relevant current standards and guidelines and contemporary environmental solutions to manage land drainage.

What we're looking for:

Expected to have >10 years relevant post degree graduate experience or extensive and proven experience post HNC/HND. Incorporated Engineer professional qualification (IEng) or someone very close to IEng.
Thorough understanding of drainage design principles including foul, surface water, land drainage and SuDS.
Knowledge and understanding of the SAB process.
Clear evidence of successful management of projects/programmes and teams to meet both quality and commercial targets
Clear evidence of strong client communication skills
Be adept with one of MicroDrainage, Civil 3D or PDS, and be well-versed in the preparation of notes and specifications sufficient for technical approvals and construction, ideally with experience of Section 38/278 highway schemes and Section 104/106 drainage schemes.

About our client:

We are creating tomorrow's prosperous and connected places.

Across the UK, our clients rely on our trusted team of experts delivering ingenious and effective solutions for their projects. From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and collaborative approach.

We're a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What's in it for you?

A competitive basic salary
23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks nd plenty more
Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

You'll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.