Civil Design Engineer

Civil Engineer - London

Ref: 459Thursday 15 July 2021

£25,000 - £35,000

Civil Design Engineer – London

We’re working with a leading independent Infrastructure Design and Transport Planning Consultancy in London who are looking for an experienced Graduate Civil Design Engineer to join their growing team working on exciting highway projects.

You will form part of a team delivering a varied programme of highway and transportation schemes for a wide range of public and private sector clients.  You can expect to work on development infrastructure projects from feasibility through to detailed design, including road design, drainage design, utility strategies, flood risk assessments and associated statutory authority approvals.

You will assist Senior Engineers in the preparation of technical outputs such as preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for projects of various sizes and complexity alongside coordination with other disciplines and represent the business internally and externally.


The Role:

  • Working as a key member of a design team in preparation of highway designs using local regulations: horizontal and vertical alignment, intersection layout and sight distance determination, interchange layout, roadway drainage, and right-of-way plans.
  • Supporting the delivery of technical outputs with senior team members.
  • Developing highway designs in accordance with Local Design Guides, MFS and DMRB and using AutoCAD and Civils 3D.
  • Production of technical reports.
  • Supporting the lead designer on bigger projects and leading technical role on minor projects.
  • Client liaison as necessary to deliver projects.
  • Accountability for checking designs and documents.
  • Produce technical design information including drawings and specifications.
  • Identify and manage project risks.
  • Deliver specified project outcomes on time, within budget, and to the quality required.
  • Assist in the preparation of contract documents.
  • Assist in the preparation of resource plans, delivery programs, and fee proposals.
  • Undertake Health and Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the design team and fulfilling responsibilities for safety in design.
  • Undertake business development activities and secure opportunities with new and existing clients.



  • BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Highway design including Section 278 and Section 38 processes would be desirable.
  • Keenness to work towards Incorporated or Chartered status and membership of a relevant professional institution (ICE/CIHT).
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
  • Experience using AutoCAD required.
  • Exposure/knowledge of national, regional, and local rules and regulations on highway design.
  • Civils 3D software package experience would be desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients in and out of work.
  • Adaptable, self-motivated, enthusiastic and hard working.

In Return:

  • £25,000 - £35,000 salary DOE
  • Exposure and development of skills through opportunities to work on a wide range of projects including small and medium highways, residential, commercial, cycling, and public realm projects.
  • CDM development and mentoring to obtain Professional Qualifications (IEng/CEng).
  • Exciting working culture with direct exposure with Directors, giving the opportunity to learn and develop.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare