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Graduate Civil Engineer


Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Industry: Engineering
Type: Full Time, Permanent

Our clients 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. Their strengths lie in the attention to detail they apply to every aspect of a project – from outset to completion.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Civil Engineer. Candidates will also be considered for an Assistant, Graduate, or Apprentice Engineer grade, if appropriate. The role will be based in Shrewsbury but will require travel throughout the country.

They are seeking the right candidate who has enthusiasm and ambition to work in a driven and client focused team. 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 be involved in the assessment and design of site levels, highways, sewers, SuDS and flood risk management infrastructure, from feasibility through to the construction phase.

Less experienced candidates with appropriate qualifications and some experience will be considered for the role. You will demonstrate a willingness to learn and self-develop, which are essential for an engineer. You will be comprehensively trained and mentored through to the professional qualification stage.

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. You will have good knowledge of industry best practice, guidance and standards and be able to take responsibility for your design work.


The position is 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. You will be managed within a team of engineers, land surveyors, and building surveyors. The candidate will be expected to contribute to marketing the service to prospective clients and win work.

The Civil Engineer candidate will hold a minimum of a HNC/HND or degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, relevant professional qualification are desirable. If the candidate does not hold an IEng or CEng qualification, they will be expected to demonstrate a willingness or progress with pursuing a qualification with a professional body. Candidates who are currently studying as part of a degree apprenticeship or similar qualification will also be considered.


  • Feasibility assessments and reports
  • Outline and detail drainage designs (SuDS and foul water) for various types and scales of developments
  • 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

Hours:  37.5 hours per week, to be worked flexibly Monday-Friday.


  • Offer an excellent salary for the right candidate reflective of your skills, qualifications and experience
  • Pay all the appropriate professional memberships and fund your attendance at relevant CPD events and time off for approved training
  • Private Healthcare scheme for all
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including a health plan and annual flu jab
  • Agile working philosophy allowing for a mix of remote and office working
  • Entitlement of 35 days holiday per annum (pro rata to working hours) inclusive of bank holidays
  • An additional day off to celebrate your Birthday
  • An additional day of holiday for every 3 years of service
  • Potential for discretionary bonus
  • An enhanced workplace pension scheme operated through The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)

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