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Senior Civil Technician




Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


A superb opportunity to join our progressive, award-winning Civil and Structural team as a Senior Civil Technician.

The sustainable future of education, strategic land, urban regeneration and the tech industry – just a flavour of the kind of projects that await a career in Hydrock.

We are looking for an experienced individual with a passion for the built environment and the desire to work in a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary team focused on sustainability, technical excellence and shaping construction in the UK and beyond.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Contributing to the delivery of a varied portfolio of projects, working with civil engineers and members from other teams, including scheme feasibility and concept design, modelling, detailed design, specification and construction drawings.
  • Supporting the provision of sound technical advice and guidance to project teams
  • Informing and developing in-house drawing and modelling standards, tools, workflows and learning programmes
  • Liaising with internal and external team members, developing relationships and people skills
  • Managing own workload to meet project deadlines.
  • Managing civil engineering technician resource, support and delivery
  • Able to contributing to project team meetings.
  • Able to attend appropriate sites, to improve understanding, undertake inspections and walkover surveys to inform design

What opportunities will the role bring?

  • Driving progression in civil engineering drawing and modelling standards in Birmingham and beyond
  • Aiding in the training and development of junior staff 
  • Engaging with the wider C&S division and the Technical leadership Team to exchange best practice and processes and support on-going initiatives

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience as a civil engineering technician
  • To be or working towards being an expert level user of AutoCAD and Civil3D
  • Humility, self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, drawing and writing skills.
  • To buy into Hydrock’s values and ethos

We are also keen to know if you can offer any of these attributes:

  • Digital engineering skills, including coding experience related to design automation or other digitisation improvements.
  • Additional languages that you are fluent or able to apply professionally, as well as English.
  • Experience of relevant software tools, crucially AutoCAD, and Civil 3D, but MicroDrainage/InfoDrainage, and/or PDS experience would be useful.
  • Sustainable urban drainage, biodiversity net gain, flood risk and nutrient neutrality knowledge, or an interest in these fields

What's great about Hydrock 'in a nutshell' 

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. 

Our welcoming and friendly culture is something we are proud of and has gained us recognition with 9 years in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Check out some of our incredible projects which have been awarded: 2022 Net Zero Award for Bay Technology Centre, Integration and Collaborative Working Award for YGG Tan-y-Lan primary school, The Deaf Academy awarded for its Universal Design at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living making a double win at the Bristol Property Awards! 

To top off, look at our 2023 end of year film!

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 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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