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Engineer, Development Infrastructure, London


WSP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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About the Role:

We are seeking to recruit an Engineer to join the team in London. All Engineers are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards Incorporated and Chartered status, internal and external training will be provided.

Your principal role will be the delivery of concept studies and strategies with hands on design, leading to planning applications and to detailed design and issue of construction drawings and specifications. You can expect to be active on a number of projects and client accounts at any given time with input to project management. You will be supported by a team of experienced technical staff of various grades, to whom you will be expected to assist and provide guidance and support where appropriate. You are also expected to manage and mentor junior members of staff.

The position will also involve client and design team liaison, assisting in the preparation of fee proposals and financial control of projects when assisting with project management. It represents an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

A typical week would include:

* Ensuring your projects are delivered to budget, programme and technical standards and meet QA, CDM and SHEQ requirements.

* Producing masterplans, site appraisals, written submissions for planning applications, technical reports, design calculations and construction drawings.

* Preparation of drawings for Contract Documents and S38, S278, S104, S106 and S185 Agreements.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Good written and spoken communication skills and are aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance. Experience of using relevant software, for example PDS, AutoCAD and Micro-Drainage.

* Experience of liaison with clients, co-professionals and design teams, and be competent in liaising with highway, water, statutory and local authorities to negotiate the necessary outline and detailed technical approvals.

* Proficient in the design of highways using PDS (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Highways Agency and Local Authority design guidance. You will also be proficient in the design and modelling of drainage infrastructure using Windes Mircodrainage (or similar software packaged).

* The ability to produce drawings in AutoCAD is essential.

* Knowledge of AutoTrack, PDS Sign and PDS Line software would be an advantage.

* Good knowledge of the planning, design, design software, technical consents process, adoption and contract procedures for the provision of infrastructure for new developments and regeneration projects (experience within London would be beneficial) and how to effectively deliver these to achieve a client brief.

* Knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Manual for Streets, Sewers for Adoption, Building Regulations, SuDs Manual, Water Industry Act.

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.

About us:

We are one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, helping create exciting and inspiring projects that help communities thrive.

We foster collaboration in everything we do, striving to leverage each other’s strengths across a network of experts, technical and non-technical, to exceed expectations together.

It matters to us that each of our colleagues comes to work every day with curiosity, drive and a sense of purpose. We are living proof that a stimulating, open working environment where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported is a catalyst for outstanding achievements.

Come and find out.
About the Role:

We are seeking to recruit an Engineer to join the team in London. All Engineers are encouraged and assisted to progress their training towards Incorporated and Chartered status, internal and external training will be provided.

Your principal role will be the delivery of concept studies and strategies with hands on design, leading to planning applications and to detailed design and issue of construction drawings and specifications. You can expect to be active on a number of projects and client accounts at any given time with input to project management. You will be supported by a team of experienced technical staff of various grades, to whom you will be expected to assist and provide guidance and support where appropriate. You are also expected to manage and mentor junior members of staff.

The position will also involve client and design team liaison, assisting in the preparation of fee proposals and financial control of projects when assisting with project management. It represents an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

A typical week would include:

* Ensuring your projects are delivered to budget, programme and technical standards and meet QA, CDM and SHEQ requirements.

* Producing masterplans, site appraisals, written submissions for planning applications, technical reports, design calculations and construction drawings.

* Preparation of drawings for Contract Documents and S38, S278, S104, S106 and S185 Agreements.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Good written and spoken communication skills and are aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance. Experience of using relevant software, for example PDS, AutoCAD and Micro-Drainage.

* Experience of liaison with clients, co-professionals and design teams, and be competent in liaising with highway, water, statutory and local authorities to negotiate the necessary outline and detailed technical approvals.

* Proficient in the design of highways using PDS (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Highways Agency and Local Authority design guidance. You will also be proficient in the design and modelling of drainage infrastructure using Windes Mircodrainage (or similar software packaged).

* The ability to produce drawings in AutoCAD is essential.

* Knowledge of AutoTrack, PDS Sign and PDS Line software would be an advantage.

* Good knowledge of the planning, design, design software, technical consents process, adoption and contract procedures for the provision of infrastructure for new developments and regeneration projects (experience within London would be beneficial) and how to effectively deliver these to achieve a client brief.

* Knowledge of the relevant design codes such as Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Manual for Streets, Sewers for Adoption, Building Regulations, SuDs Manual, Water Industry Act.

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.

About us:

We are one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, helping create exciting and inspiring projects that help communities thrive.

We foster collaboration in everything we do, striving to leverage each other’s strengths across a network of experts, technical and non-technical, to exceed expectations together.

It matters to us that each of our colleagues comes to work every day with curiosity, drive and a sense of purpose. We are living proof that a stimulating, open working environment where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported is a catalyst for outstanding achievements.

Come and find out.

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