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Senior Engineer Dams & Reservoirs

Hays Construction and Property
England, Surrey, Epsom
£48000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Senior Civil Engineer - Rivers, Dams and Maritime

Your new company

We combine technical excellence and industry expertise with our passion and dedication for conquering complex challenges. This approach ensures our clients' projects are delivered sensitively, sustainably and embrace the latest technologies that efficiently achieve innovative civil engineering solutions.

If you are a skilled engineer - river, maritime, civil, infrastructure or structural - you will have the chance to apply your skills in the delivery of heavy civil engineering, river engineering and maritime works including condition assessment, refurbishment and new build throughout the UK and overseas. The role will entail working within a dynamic and growing engineering practice providing services directly to clients and with other Atkins' businesses working in a broad range of markets including infrastructure, energy, transport and defence. Our current client portfolio includes The Environment Agency, water companies, local authorities, Hutchinson Ports, ABP, CMAL, Cromarty Firth, Solent Gateway, Forth Ports, and major contractors. We are also engaged on and actively developing work in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.

Your new role

  • Leading the delivery of river and/or maritime engineering projects from inception to handover, on budget and to deadlines.
  • Assisting in developing the Atkins' Rivers, Coastal & Maritime business within the UK and overseas, delivering business development targets that will be set by the Practice Manager.
  • Identify opportunities and prepare bids to commercial and competitive standards for the future success of the business.
  • To maintain and expand a portfolio of clients, maintaining excellent professional relationships which can lead to secure repeat business.
  • Ensuring the quality of project work meets the agreed standards and specifications.
  • Managing supplier resources to deliver projects to time, quality and budget.
  • Liaise with and support other Project Managers and Directors across the wider UK home and international markets.
  • Mentoring colleagues in developing technical knowledge and understanding.

  • Possessing a flexible, winning attitude.
  • Able to generate innovative solutions to challenges and follow them through.
  • Self-motivated towards improving personal and team development.
  • Excellent team working and communication skills.
  • Customer focused and a high level of relationship management skills
  • Strong reputation and high level technical performance in a fast paced environment

What you'll need to succeed

  • Chartered / Incorporated (or equivalent professional qualification) Civil Engineer with strengths in water-related civils, river or maritime engineering.
  • Possess a degree in Civil and/or Maritime Engineering (MEng level in an associated subject being advantageous).
  • Experience in leading engineering design teams developing contract documentation and preferably in construction contract administration.
  • Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of working collaboratively in teams and with other disciplines in delivering wet infrastructure or maritime projects.
  • Working familiarity with relevant technical codes of practice and industry standards is essential; from initial planning through to construction management, and the relevant consents and approvals processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills when communicating with stakeholders including technical and non-technical parties are essential.
  • Have a valid UK driving licence, be available to travel across UK and occasionally overseas.

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
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Hays Civil Engineering is the UK’s leading recruitment company, with 50 years’ experience specialising in engineering roles. Across the UK, using our national network of 75 offices and teams of expert consultants, we match the right jobs to the right people every day. Highly trained civil engineers are in demand for both temporary contracts and on a permanent basis. We have the breadth and depth of knowledge and scale of operation to help you hire the people that can make a real difference to your bottom line.

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