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7 Aug 2018

Permanent Senior Civil Engineer

 Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Main purpose

To undertake in the day to day design of civil engineering projects according to the guidelines set-out in the technical department’s Best Practice Policy in order to provide a quality and cost-effective service.

Reports to: Associate Engineering Director

Works with: All stakeholders including:

Key accountabilities

  • To undertake in the management of projects from initial briefing through to design and construction up to adoption within the specified timescales.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • To allocate work to junior members of staff appropriate to their skills and experience
  • To undertake with the training of junior staff.
  • To carry out all necessary functions to assist the smooth running of the Civil Engineering Department.
  • To undertake designs achieving practical and economic solutions working either as part of a team or independently.
  • To provide technical advice within the Department for planning applications, etc.
  • Specific activities regarding infrastructure appraisals, drainage design, highway design
  • The preparation of engineering drawings.
  • Utilisation of computer-aided design software, drainage design software and PDS modelling
  • Liaison with Service Authorities and production of combined services drawings.
  • To manage the progress of the project from initial briefing, through design and construction, to adoption within the specified timescales.
  • To maintain effective and efficient infrastructure and detailed site design and construction within.
  • Checking all design work throughout the department.


Health and safety:

  • Ensure you have read the Company’s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses immediately to your Manager and record them in the accident book.
  • Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.
  • Attend all health and safety training as required by the Company.


Skills & experience


Education, training or qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree (BEng), or,
  • Masters degree in Civil Engineering (MEng), or
  • Or equivalent qualifications


Relevant Experience:

  • Experience working within a residential house builder
  • In-depth knowledge of CAD
  • Knowledge or other engineering packages (Geosite, Smart Engineer, Autotrack, Microdrainage, PDS)
  • Understanding of changes to regulations and legislation


Special skills or knowledge:

  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Able to analyse complex data and critically evaluate plans
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • A good communicator/listener
  • The ability to visualise and explain design ideas
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail


Interpersonal skills and attitude:

  • Decision making/problem solving/multi-tasking
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure and achieve deadlines
  • Behave in line with our values



  • Achieved incorporated or chartered status
  • Be a member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)

How to Apply

Please contact Molly Lumsden on 0117 973 8507 -

Job Categories: Pre-Construction Housing and Main Contracting. Job Types: Permanent. Salaries: Negotiable.

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