Principal Drainage Engineer

Atkinsréalis Networks & Drainage Solutions

Principal Drainage Engineer


Atkinsréalis Networks & Drainage Solutions, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 7 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 53d70070d96248be87ddb410622832a3

Full Job Description

The AtkinsRéalis Networks & Drainage Solutions Practice in Scotland provides drainage design services to Water and Local Authority markets.

Due to a growing workload we are keen to strengthen the existing teams in our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices and require a Principal Drainage Engineer to join our team.

We are looking for strong collaborators, people capable of supporting their local team, but also delivering on remote projects as part of our national Practice.

You will be required to undertake a key role in a broad range of drainage design schemes for Council and Water Company projects.

There will be a strong emphasis on flooding and environmental improvement projects incorporating SuDS. As well as delivering the drainage design, you will be responsible in supporting the leadership and development of our drainage capability.,

  • Leading the design of drainage designs from concept to detailed design, as stand-alone projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary schemes.

  • Promoting development of digital solutions in drainage design.

  • Overseeing and reviewing the production of drainage designs, models, calculations and drawings to relevant standards, including providing technical assurance of designs.

  • Determining and assigning drainage design tasks and managing delivery to programme and budget.

  • Leading and encouraging the technical development of apprentices, graduate and assistant engineers in the drainage discipline.

  • Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company's quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures.

  • Managing and developing client and stakeholder relationships to support the development of the drainage design and consents process as well as helping to secure repeat work.

  • Supporting the drainage discipline locally to develop and enhance the drainage design capability within the local team.

  • Leading drainage designs, managing the interface and providing technical assurance for drainage designs produced in our Global Design Centre.

  • Championing the role of drainage within a multi-disciplinary project.

  • Providing technical input to the preparation of bids including provision of Quality Submission responses on drainage strategy and design approach and input to price via preparation of fee proposals and associated program for delivery including assessment of risk., This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.

  • If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.

    If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

    We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop.

    To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

  • Ideally Professionally Qualified with the ICE, CIWEM or similar.

  • Ability to design all aspects of drainage from conceptual layout to detailed design.

  • Familiarity with hydraulic design software, 3D design tools and BIM.

  • Ability to prepare reports and specifications and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.

  • Ability to identify and respond to our clients' values in a competitive market sector.

  • Candidates are required to be self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-disciplinary team in leading and managing packages of work to completion.

  • Ability to identify, manage and develop project scopes and manage budgets, programme and the quality of deliverables.

  • A flexible individual, a team player, with a developed attention to detail, shows initiative, proactive and able to deliver to set deadlines.

  • Supportive approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team.

  • Good leadership qualities.

  • Experience in working for both private and public sector clients and knowledge of the different drivers and approaches to management and procurement.

    At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

    AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

  • We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important.

    So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

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    Rewards and Benefits :

    We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

    Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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    Training :

    AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual's abilities and talents.

    We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.