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13 days ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Civil Engineering Jobs
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We have an opportunity for a Senior Civil Engineer to join our growing civil & structural team in Plymouth (PL7 5BP), and become part of our thriving, award winning and highly successful consultancy.

Locally, we have an experienced multidisciplinary team of circa 35 staff (infrastructure, structural engineering, building services and geo), working from a converted barn in Plympton, at the foot of Dartmoor (just north of the A38 and we have plenty of free on-site parking).

Hydrock is an independently owned multi-disciplinary consultancy of circa 500 staff, operating out of 16 offices in the UK. We are one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of wellbeing (note our recent Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year award at the NCE100). We believe part of our success is looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing a service to a client or rewarding employment to an employee!

Our national civil and structural engineering business is led from Bristol, where our largest team is located, with smaller teams in Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester, London, Manchester and Plymouth. You can expect exceptional colleagues to work with and learn from and an interesting variety of challenging projects. Local examples include: The UK Hydrographic Office, The Wave in Bristol, North Prospect Phases 4 and 5, Plympton Academy and Exmouth Community College.

Your role will include:

Working within a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy, and operating across a matrix of projects, you will undertake scheme development, preliminary and detailed designs and project coordination. You will also be tasked with work winning, budgetary control of project finances, preparing fee proposals, line management of emergent team and upholding quality and accuracy of deliverables.

You will be expected to work in a design office environment but could also play an active role in design and site meetings, site inspections and progress reporting. Good communication and effective liaison with clients, architects, contractors and regulatory/statutory authorities are therefore considered key attributes.

The attributes we expect you to bring to the role and company:

* Candidates with a BEng or similar technical qualification/experience, and/or an HNC/HND with relevant knowledge gained in a design office environment.
* An understanding of Section 104, 278 and 38 adoption procedures.
* Excellent analysis and technical design skills in AutoCAD, MicroDrainage etc.
* Strong written and verbal communicator.
* Experience working with developers,
* Good understanding of technical software such as Civil 3D, AutoTrack, Drawnet and any other industry standard software.
* Knowledge of UK planning procedures and experience of providing technical support to secure planning approval.
* Experience of securing technical approvals from highway and drainage authorities.
* Self-motivated team player with good people skills.

What can you expect?

Inspired and motivated colleagues. A good team, office and employer. A genuine opportunity to create and to be recognised and rewarded.

The remuneration package will include a competitive salary and employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

Hydrock is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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