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Senior Civil Engineer

Shrewsbury, Shropshire (GB) or Oxford, Oxfordshire
Excellent Salary depending on experience
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Job Details

Due to our continued success and service growth, we are looking to expand our civil engineering team, so an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Civil Engineer. Less experienced candidates will also be considered for an Engineer grade. The role will be based in either our Shrewsbury or Oxford office to suit the candidate, but will require travel throughout the country to visit sites but will subject to our flexible working philosophy.

We are seeking the right candidate who has enthusiasm and ambition to work with the service head to grow the team, and the services we offer to our clients. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and lead the engineering input on an exciting and varied portfolio of infrastructure schemes in the development sector. You will lead the assessment and design of site levels, highways, new junctions, sewers, SuDS and flood risk management infrastructure, from feasibility through to the construction phase. You will be experienced at writing reports and technical notes.

The right candidate will be client focused and be able to effectively prioritise and manage workloads, with minimal supervision. You will have experience in leading tasks and the design of schemes and have experience of managing or mentoring staff. You will have good knowledge of industry best practice, guidance and standards and be able to take responsibility for your design work. You will be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of the service within the business.

Person Specification

The position is principally office-based with administrative support and the candidate will be required to manage client relationships, provide fee quotes, arrange appointments, and to manage their work to meet deadlines under their own initiative. The candidate will be expected to contribute to marketing the service to prospective clients and win work.

The candidate will hold a minimum of a HNC/HND or degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, will have at least 5 years’ experience in the sector, have at least an EngTech qualification and be a member of a relevant professional body. If the candidate does not hold an IEng or CEng qualification, they will be expected to demonstrate significant progress in working towards this with their professional body.

Expertise in the following core skills is desirable:

  • Feasibility assessments and reports
  • Outline and detailed drainage designs (SuDS and foul water) for various types and scales of developments
  • UK highways and/or SuDS and sewer design experience is essential
  • Modelling of drainage networks using either Flow or MicroDrainage
  • Road and junction design, including detailed design for construction
  • Experience of S38, S278 agreements and technical approvals
  • Consultations with various authorities (e.g. Highways England, EA, local councils, utility companies)
  • Site walkovers/assessments
  • Interpretation of geo-technical reports for drainage designs
  • AutoCAD applications, Civil3D and/or Causeway PDS
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Good working knowledge of CDM 2015
  • A full driving licence is required


  • The role sits within friendly and supportive teams with opportunities to develop the role.  We place a great deal of importance on development and training.

  • We will offer an excellent salary for the right candidate reflective of your skills, qualifications and experience
  • We operate a discretionary Performance Related Profit Sharing Scheme in which all employees participate
  • We will pay all the appropriate professional memberships and fund your attendance at relevant CPD events
  • We have an Employee Assistance Programme, including a health plan and annual flu jab vouchers
  • There is also the option to join a Private Healthcare Scheme on a contributory basis
  • We provide an entitlement of 33 days holiday per annum inclusive of bank holidays plus your Birthday off
  • We also provide an additional day’s holiday for every 3 years of service and time off for approved training
  • We provide a workplace pension scheme operated through The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)


Our Engineering department is an integral and fast-expanding part of the firm. The team has extensive experience in the delivery of a broad range of development and infrastructure projects, across a broad range of sectors. Our strengths lie in the attention to detail we apply to every aspect of a project – from outset to completion.

At Berrys, we do things a little differently to all the rest. With a team of forward-thinking chartered surveyors, town planners, architects, civil engineers, and business consultants, we offer all your property-related services under one roof. By working together, we deliver results.  Whether our clients are from the commercial, residential or rural sectors, drawing on experience across all areas allows us to see the full picture. With a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face, and attention to detail that we apply to every aspect of a project, we can find solutions that maximise the potential of your land, property and business, from outset to completion. 

With five offices across the UK and a strong reputation both locally and regionally of providing high-quality professional advice, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of property.

Find Us
01743 290649
Beech House, Anchorage Avenue
Shrewsbury Business Park
United Kingdom
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