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Senior Civil Design Engineer

Ref: LRA75
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: £39,000 - £47,000pa
Location: Sunderland
Closing Date:

Job Description

Attractive package, which includes annual bonus, 42 days holiday, leading class pension and flexible working

Ensuring the effective delivery of the Civil Engineering design production information from initial concept to full road & sewer design packages to current standards & regulations with relevant section agreements and supporting the Head of Engineering in the effective delivery of the Engineering team function.

• Support the Engineering team in the delivery of high quality Civil Engineering design solutions from concept appraisal into production information packages within business plan delivery timescales.

• Undertake site analysis to understand the constraints and opportunities of a site, working with the Head of Engineering and Technical Coordinator to ensure Engineering constraints are fully considered & appraised to assist with land purchase viability reports.

• Preparation of detailed drawings and calculations to obtain technical approval for adoptable highways & sewers on residential developments in accordance with local authority & NWL specifications including S38 and S278 for highways and S104, S116, S185 etc. for sewers.

• Drawings to be produced using AutoCAD Civil 3D package or similar and drainage design/calculations to be produced using industry standard software.

• Preparation of housing development plot works, external / retaining levels & geometric setting out for NHBC and/or Building Regulation approval.

• Preparation of 3D ground models for volume calculations, cut & fill exercises and vertical road profiles etc.

• Act in a professional manner in accordance with best practice and committed to quality and innovation.

• Assist the Head of Engineering to deliver the Engineering team function which includes due diligence reports / services / adoptions and all Engineering production information.


• Ideally a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or working towards this.

• Must be able to demonstrate experience of working independently on the preparation of detailed Civil Engineering road & sewer design packages from initial concept site appraisal.

• Competent in the use of appropriate codes of practice, adoption standards and procuring sectional approvals with the relevant statutory authorities. Awareness of current technical issues within the residential construction sector.

• Experience working within new build housing sector either with a house builder or from a consultancy background.

• Confident user of technical applications such as Civil 3D and MicroDrainage. Computer literate with proven CAD skills.

• Residential design knowledge & understanding of statutory technical approvals (38/278/104).

• Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team, working to tight business plan deadlines and effectively manage own workload.