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Senior civil engineer - Dams, reservoirs, rivers

Job Profile

Efficient, innovative solutions for water storage and management - our engineers are designing smart and sustainable solutions to
manage dams, reservoirs and river structures - do you have the skills and drive to help lead them in their mission?

For more information about our Water sector, click here. 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

As a senior member of the team, you will project manage and take a technical lead on projects for a wide range of clients (including government agencies, water companies and contractors), ensuring that we provide the best possible outcomes for communities and the environment.

You will also supervise the work of junior staff, and provide technical and professional guidance to aid their development, helping to nurture the specialists who will find the solutions to tomorrow's challenges.

A few recent/current projects are listed below as examples of the type of work you might expect to be involved in:

Support to Mott MacDonald Bentley – Welsh Water – Major refurbishment scheme at Usk reservoir to upgrade an existing spillway. Feasibility and detailed design of reinforced concrete spillway chute and stilling basin lining, wave wall remediation, bridge demolition & replacement, drainage works and extensive grouting programme.

Kalungwishi Hydropower development (Globeleq) – Development of tender designs for two diversion dams for run-of-river hydropower projects in northern Zambia. The dams team developed design drawings for a composite and mass concrete gravity dam, river diversion works and permanent outlet works.

Bradford on Avon flood alleviation scheme – Environment Agency – Development of an option appraisal to review existing flood risk and seek opportunities to enhance the current standard of protection to over 100 properties. Outline and detailed design of flood walls, flood gates and pumping stations.

Candidate Specification

  • Chartered or Incorporated civil engineer
  • Water sector experience, ideally including reservoir safety and/or river engineering
  • Proven project and technical management capability
  • Understanding of designer’s responsibilities under CDM
  • Commercial awareness
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