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Associate - Drainage Engineering

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Job Introduction

We currently have a brilliant opportunity for an Associate Drainage Engineer to come and join us here at Lucion Delta-Simons as part of our friendly and supportive Water Services Team. We are looking for someone who has a strong technical background,  is passionate about drainage design and driven to lead our service offering on this. You will be working on a diverse range of planning application projects for a wide range of public and private sector clients. This is a part-time or full-time, permanent role where we are able to offer a competitive basic salary depending on skills and experience, and are ideally looking for someone to support in our Manchester, London or Leeds offices.

Role Responsibility

The Role

Working as an Associate Drainage Engineer within the Climate Risk and Water Services team, you would see projects through from inception to delivery. Typical tasks will include:

  • Management of projects from inception to completion, including preparation of fee proposals and tenders, demonstrating a wide range of technical, project management and commercial skills;
  • Management and completion of Drainage Strategies to support planning applications for our clients;
  • Supporting existing team members in their undertaking of conceptual drainage design (incorporating SuDS techniques) and production of drainage plans;
  • Responsibilities for future growth and development of detailed drainage services. 
  • Undertaking complex surface water and foul drainage design to a detailed design standard that would be suitable for supporting planning applications, and the training of staff in doing this;
  • Undertaking technical review of reports, drawings and calculations;
  • Provide bespoke drainage advice to help identify and resolve drainage issues experienced by clients;
  • Involvement in product development and completion of other flood risk and drainage projects for existing and new and emerging markets such as nutrient neutrality and ESG;
  • Representing and promoting the technical services and wider capabilities of the businesses through networking and business development events.
  • Building relationships with clients and across other technical disciplines within the Lucion Group; and
  • Mentoring and line management of staff within the team to support their professional development. 

The Ideal Candidate

More About You:

What we need from you:

  • Having a growth mindset, with a proactive and resourceful approach;
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and be self-motivated;
  • Commitment and desire to develop personal CPD; and
  • Sound communication and personal effectiveness skills to liaise with colleagues and clients.

What we would like from you:

Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in relevant subject such as Civil Engineering, or demonstration of equivalent qualification or experience;

  • 8+ years’ experience in drainage engineering / consultancy, with a comprehensive understanding of design guidance, relevant regulatory processes and planning policy; 
  • Extensive experience of managing projects and liaising with both clients and statutory consultees;
  • Significant commercial awareness;
  • Extensive experience of using Causeway Flow (preferable), MicroDrainage and/or equivalent relevant software packages;
  • Extensive experience of using AutoCAD; 
  • Experience using QGIS or other GIS software

About the Company

At Delta-Simons, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is key to our success and continued growth. We celebrate our staff by offering:

  • Competitive basic salary of between £50,000 - £65,000 depending on skills, experience and location.
  • Company matched pension scheme.
  • Up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Hybrid and flexible working opportunities.

More About Us:

Lucion Delta-Simons are a beyond net zero carbon company, with sustainability embedded in the heart of all we do. We empower staff to do great things, to enrich the business and generate a massive value for the environment and its Shareholders.

Lucion Delta-Simons is a nationwide, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy, part of the Lucion Group, specialising in Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability advice and support. With revenues of around £50m, we serve 1,500 clients across >20 sectors including Utilities, Real Estate, Nuclear, Technology, Marine, Government, Education, Planning and Development.

Get in touch

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Lucion Delta-Simons is an equal opportunities employer

  • Career progression opportunities as part of a growing water team, supported by mentor schemes.
  • Support in application for chartership.
  • Participation in a friendly, supportive and experienced team.
  • Involvement in exceptional and innovative projects, with recent involvement including the UK’s largest solar farm, and logistics park.
  • Supported opportunities for volunteering and community action.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, which includes counselling services and legal assistance.
  • Cashback and discounts on purchases and events, from a range of brands and services including gym membership and restaurant deals.

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