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Water Engineer

Job Profile

We are currently looking for a dedicated Water Engineer to join our Water Team, based at our Birmingham office.

We are a team of 200 staff based in the centre of Birmingham, just a few minutes’ walk from the main stations.

As Heritage Award winners for the Waterstones restoration project we are known for local regeneration as well as for working on national and international projects. Our people have diverse skills and really make a difference.

Locally and nationally we are currently working on the Midland Metro, the procurement and design of new schools, developing new rail infrastructure, flood prevention and protecting endangered species. In the future we will also be part of the HS2 project.

Our office is dynamic and vibrant, our active sports and social club is supported by the business and we take a keen interest in charitable organisations, with staff taking part in activities to support local and national charities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The role will include working as a water engineer/ drainage designer on a range of projects across our varied portfolio including major highways, rail, environmental projects.
The ideal candidate will be ready to manage their own projects and staff from bidding opportunities to delivering the complete project whilst also working as part of a team delivering larger projects.

This is a long-term career appointment with the opportunity to advance to a more senior position within Mott MacDonald.
We are seeking a Chartered Engineer (or approaching chartered) to work within the Buildings and Infrastructure Unit.

The candidate will report directly to the Head of Water in the Birmingham office. The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offer fantastic opportunities for your skill set and career development.

The focus of the role is Water Engineering; the key elements of the role include:
  • Preparation of drainage scheme designs
  • Modelling
    of drainage systems
  • Appraisal and design of flood alleviation schemes
  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments
  • Design of hydraulic structures
  • Design development using BiM Technology
  • Negotiation and preparation of drainage consent applications
  • Developing good, long term working relationships with the Environment Agency and local authorities

Candidate Specification

We are looking for an energetic and innovative candidate with a range of experience within the water sector.

The successful candidate will have the ability to:
  • Prepare and deliver flood risk management appraisals and scheme designs
  • Work with multi-disciplinary design teams across a wide variety of construction sectors
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and clearly; both verbally and in writing
  • Develop technical skills to stay up to date with the latest technical innovations
  • Contribute to the water teams management and professional activities
  • Experience with the use of InfoWorks (or ICM), ISIS, TuFlow, Civil 3D, GIS will be an advantage
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