Location: Sheffield - S11
5 years +

The Role: We are looking for a Senior Flood Risk Design Engineer to work on a variety of projects as part of an established infrastructure team. The role will predominantly be involved in flood risks associated with land development for large residential sites but there will be opportunity to work on a variety of different projects sites, including industrial, commercial, public and retail building developments. There will also be an opportunity to work on drawings design development within the team. We pride ourselves on longstanding relationships with many of our clients who enjoy our personal and reactive service.

Competitive Salary and Benefits: We review our salaries twice a year and apply a personal approach to rewarding staff on good performance. We offer a contributory pension scheme and life insurance alongside a generous holiday allowance of up to 26 days. We also offer a discounted health cash plan which can assist with a number of every day medical costs e.g. dental and optical.

Academic Requirements: We are looking for our candidate to have a Master’s Degree or Bachelors in Civil Engineering (or Equivalent) and be Chartered or working towards. Applications will also be considered from experienced applicants who have alternative academic backgrounds such as Geotechnical /Geo-Environmental Water Engineering or Environmental Science.

Job Responsibilities/Candidate Ability:

  • The ability to provide feasibility and design advice to a range of clients on land use planning, namely flood risk assessments and surface and foul water drainage design.

  • The ability undertake to Flood Risk Assessments for Flood Zones 1, 2 and 3; Surface Water Management Plans, Drainage Strategies, and SuDS Statements; and flood estimation using ReFH and WINFAP.

  • The ability to provide satisfactory resolution to engineering issues identified during planning applications to support clients in gaining the necessary approvals.

  • Experience of implementing the National Planning Policy Framework, Building Regulations, The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and other development related guidance and standards in your work.

  • Communicating with local authorities, water companies and the Environment Agency,

  • A knowledge and understanding of the design of drainage and road infrastructure for residential and commercial developments.

  • A knowledge of software packages such as AutoCAD, MicroDrainage, PDS and ReFH

  • Preparation and review of drawings and detailing of the systems designed,

  • Report writing and preparation of design quotes,

  • The supervision and mentoring of a graduate including checking and signing off of work,

  • The coordination of work with engineers of other disciplines,

  • Attending meetings and communicating with clients to establish their needs and discuss design issues with them

  • Project management with good commercial and financial awareness of project costings.

Our Team: Established in 1972 and with historic links to The University of Sheffield, Eastwood and Partners employ some of the best talent within the civil engineering industry, and because of this our working environment is different. Client projects are managed by our individual Directors who carefully select a team with the right skills and expertise to deliver the best possible solution to our clients.

This approach to the management of projects leads to our open plan, open door office culture exposing staff to a variety of projects offering an engaging and rewarding working environment. We are client focused, reactive and work hard at Eastwood and Partners. We work as a team, talk to one another, discuss ideas and most importantly deliver creative solutions for our client base.

Employing around 95 staff across two offices, we have a low voluntary turnover rate and our average staff turnover is 10 years with some of our more senior staff having worked here for over 35 years. We are proud of the fact that when people join our organisation, they don’t tend to leave.

Our Location: Sheffield is a popular vibrant city to live and work in and is home to over half a million people, including more than 60,000 students linked to both Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University. The city is bordering the beautiful Peak District National Park. The Eastwood and Partners office is nestled in the leafy south west of the city which is a 5 minute walk from Ecclesall Road and Sharrowvale Road.

Ecclesall Road stretches for nearly three miles and is well known for its vast range of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops and boutiques. Sharrowvale Road is quieter, with more of a village atmosphere, where good local shops, delis and traditional pubs share the tree lined residential streets. Ecclesall Road has some of Sheffield’s very best green spaces with the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park nearby. The parks regularly host a great range of special events including circuses, fairs and openair concerts throughout the summer.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send a CV and Covering Letter to careers@eastwoodandpartners.com