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5 months ago
Location: Basingstoke
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
About the Role

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

Our Development Infrastructure team specialises in providing sustainable development infrastructure solutions from planning, through to full implementation. We are looking to recruit an Associate to join our team in either our Basingstoke or Southampton offices.

Our team specialises in providing high level advice to both public and private sector clients on planning and design issues relating to Highways, Public Realm, Signal Design, Sewerage, SUDS, Building Drainage, Earthworks, Flood Protection and Utilities Coordination/Diversion on Residential, Retail, Industrial and Commercial Developments both in the UK and overseas.

The team also works closely with other WSP disciplines and offices on high profile major multi-disciplinary projects.

A typical week would include:

* Day to day project management and project leadership

* Carrying out concept studies and strategies with hands on design, leading to planning applications or construction drawings

* Assisting with a number of projects/client accounts at any given time

* Supporting a team of experienced technical staff of various grades.

* Assisting in the preparation of fee proposals

* Business development and work winning duties

* Financial control of projects when acting as a project manager

* You will be responsible for ensuring your projects are delivered to budget, programme and technical standards and meet QA, CDM and HSE requirements.

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you have

* A recognized Civil Engineer Degree qualification and either have been awarded Chartered status (CEng, MICE, MIHT or CIWEM) or have equivalent commercial experience and responsibility.

* Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of and experience in drainage and/or highway design as well as a wide knowledge of the Development Industry.

* You will be able to produce masterplans, technical reports, site appraisals and write the relevant sections of environmental statements.

* A good knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Sewers for Adoption, Manual for Streets, DMRB and Local Authority Design Guides, be well versed in the preparation of drawings for Contract Documents and S278, S104 and S38 Agreements and ideally be able to carry out stage 1 & 2 FRAs.

* Good written and spoken communication skills

* Aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance on climate change and sustainability

* Able to direct and check the use of relevant software ideally including WINDES and PDS.

* Able to demonstrate a decent knowledge of the legal processes, planning, design, design software, technical consents process, adoption and contract procedures for the provision of sewers, SUDS, flood protection, highways and utilities in new developments and regeneration projects and how if, applied effectively, these skills combine to add value to a client’s development proposal.

* A robust knowledge of the financial and contractual aspects of planning, bidding, and delivering both large and small projects.

* Ideally from a consultancy background with a bias towards private sector work, but with an understanding of public sector requirements.

About Us

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

A little about us:

We value our people and our reputation

We stand for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best professionals in our fields of expertise, because our people are what make us great. We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. We are professional, humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues and embrace diversity.

We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our professionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

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