Senior Civil Engineer, Water

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    Construction, Engineering

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    Competitive salary

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    2 months ago

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About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Senior Civil Engineer, you'll be working in a team environment alongside other Engineers, Hydraulic Modellers and Asset Planners in the delivery of water and wastewater treatment and network infrastructure projects. Your responsibilities will include ensuring accurate and efficient delivery of high-profile projects for internal and external Clients that include UK and international clients. You will exercise independent engineering judgement and have the opportunity to provide innovative solutions to engineering problems. You will be a proactive and collaborative team member.

The role will enable you to further develop and use your technical skills, applying your expertise to help us continue driving forward in terms of both technical quality and service efficiency.

A typical week would include:

  • Leading feasibility studies / options development assessments for potable water (treatment, distribution, storage and supply) and waste water (sewerage and treatment) schemes;

  • Progress outline and detailed designs of schemes and oversee others in delivering design activities;

  • Work closely with Clients to ensure projects are delivered to their expectations in terms of health & safety, quality, time and budget;

  • Assist with the preparation of bids, contributing to the development of resource and budget requirements;

  • Work alongside and manage scheme delivery through our extended resource centre;

  • Line Manage others’ continual professional development and assist junior members of staff;

  • Undertake own continuing professional development under guidance from Line Managers; and

  • Operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • A relevant degree and be chartered, or significantly progressed on your journey in pursuing qualification, with ICE, IEI, CIWEM or IoW.

  • An excellent understanding of solution identification and design delivery within the Water Industry.

  • A proven and demonstrable background of delivering water and wastewater to a high standard.

  • A full UK or Irish Driving License is advantageous.

  • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • The ability to work on your own initiative on technical matters and provide support to others within the team.

  • Good IT skills are paramount, as well as the ability to learn and use bespoke engineering software (GIS and/or design packages). A knowledge of the capability of 3-D design software, in support of BIM practices, is essential.

  • Client facing experience, so professionalism and excellent communication skills are a must.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the water, property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do