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Associate Civil Engineer

Location

Birmingham

Department

Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal/Associate Civil Engineer to join our highly regarded, progressive and award-winning Civil & Structural team in Birmingham. 

We are looking for a talented engineer with great experience and a bias towards pavement design to join our Highways team. Candidates should have excellent technical and communication skills, and the desire to work in a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary team focused on sustainability, technical excellence, and project delivery.

The Highways team delivers a range of projects across the UK, including highways, major logistics sites, major residential infrastructure, and aviation infrastructure (including runways, taxiways and aircraft stands) – just a flavour of the kind of projects that await a career in Hydrock.

Your role will include: 

  • Collaborating as a member of a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy. 
  • Operating across a range of projects.
  • Working and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Undertaking scheme development, preliminary and detailed designs and project coordination.  
  • Providing specialist technical and professional advice to internal teams and external clients, including pavement inspections, defect investigations and maintenance advice.  
  • Contribute to or lead on work winning, budgetary control of project finances and preparing fee proposals. 
  • Mentoring and supporting emergent team members, to uphold the quality and accuracy of technical and non-technical deliverables. 
  • Working in a design office environment, while also playing 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. 

You will be set up for success if you have: 

  • BEng, MEng, BSc, MSc in civil engineering, with significant experience gained in a design office environment. 
  • Membership of an appropriate Professional Institution (IEng or CEng preferred, but not essential)
  • Background in highways and/or airfield pavement design and construction.
  • Experience in the management and/or supervision of pavement construction works.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pavement design principles (Flexible, Rigid and Composite Pavements).
  • Knowledge and understanding of earthworks and pavement materials (Concrete, Asphalt and Hydraulically Bound Materials).
  • Experience in the use of UK and/or international standards for the design of pavements for highways, airfields, ports, and other applications.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and practices for new construction, repair and maintenance works, including recycling.
  • Experience in specification, execution, analysis, and interpretation of a comprehensive range of geotechnical and pavement investigation and evaluation techniques.
  • Basic skills for highway design & detailing using AutoCAD and Civil3D would be beneficial. 
  • Good understanding of technical software such as Civil 3D, AutoTrack, and other industry standard software (including Microsoft Office applications). 
  • Working knowledge of Section 104, 278 and 38 adoption procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of DMRB and SHW for highways. Knowledge of CAP168 and UK CS-ADR-DSN for airport design would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of UK planning procedures and ability to provide technical support to secure planning approval 
  • Ability to securetechnical approvals from highway and drainage authorities. 
  • Strong written and verbal communicator. 
  • Self-motivated team player with good people skills. 

Civil & Structural Engineering 

Our national civil and structural engineering business is led from Bristol, where our largest team is located, with established teams in Plymouth, Birmingham, Cardiff, Gloucester, London, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.  

You can expect exceptional colleagues to work with, collaborate and learn from and an interesting variety of challenging projects.  

What's great about Hydrock 

We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 

  

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 

  

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


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