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About the opportunity

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a RIVER ENGINEER experienced in the development of outline and detailed designs for flood risk solutions based in our Edinburgh office, working within a matrix engineering environment reporting to project specific Project Manager(s) to undertake work on the above EA Framework. In addition, we are designer on a number of key FRM projects throughout Scotland, working for a number of local authority Clients and our team provides river engineering support to large Highways and Rail Schemes (for example A96, A9, BEAR, HRE, HS2, & EWWA).

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. 

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will be contributing to the design of projects for a variety of public & private Client organisations and potentially leading design development. You will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for major infrastructure clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Design team leadership including coordinating outline and detailed design of flood risk management and river engineering solutions
  • Design of-: Earthwork embankments and conveyance channels Reinforced concrete structures and foundations Steelwork structures including piling Flow control structures Flood gates and demountable defences Surface water drainage Natural Flood Management solutions
  • Technical specifications
  • Hydraulic and structural calculations
  • Designers Health & Safety and Public Safety Risk Assessments
  • Management of drawing production
  • Liaising with clients, stakeholders, hydraulic modellers, architects and other design team members
  • Technical and business case reporting
  • Budget, programme and contract management
  • Tender development and assessment
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Civil Engineering degree with (or about to achieve) Chartered status (MICE, CIWEM or similar)
  • Experience in the development and leadership of outline and detailed design of structural and non-structural solutions for flood risk management and other applications
  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designers responsibilities under CDM
  • Experience of coordination of multi-disciplinary teams in the development of design solutions
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients, stakeholders and other design
  • Desirable:

  • Construction related experience either as a supervisor or through visiting design office support role;
  • Knowledge of industry standard design, modelling and drawing production packages, including Building Information Management systems
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modelling packages used for flood risk management option appraisal;
  • Preparation of Project Appraisal Reports to Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) guidance processes
  • Experience of developing client relationships to develop new opportunities.
  • Flexibility in terms of travel (UK and international)
  • Why Jacobs?

    We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can. 

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