Senior Engineer

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Design - Transport & Infrastructure
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About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer to be based in our Manchester office.

Working on challenging and multiple projects simultaneously, you will be comfortable undertaking preliminary and detailed design of roads, drainage and external works in both the public (adoptable) and private realm.

The appointment will be to the Manchester T&I Design team and will provide both a regional and Service wide function. Regionally, you will assist with maintaining the balance of skills and experience within the Manchester T&I Design team and take a leading internal role in the design of technically challenging projects, whilst Service wide you will assist in the development of technical knowledge in the use of key design software.

The position is for an individual who we expect will be fully conversant with our industry standard design software packages; Civil 3D and MicroDrainage, and who takes an active interest in the implementation and development of design standards and emerging technology. The right candidate must be capable of working independently in producing drawn details of their design work in the form of AutoCAD drawings for regulatory approval and construction. You must also demonstrate an aptitude, and preferably an ability, to effectively delegate design responsibility to others and act in a mentoring role to less experienced staff.

Over time and with assistance, we are seeking an individual who has the aptitude and experience to develop and implement a programme of training needs which will standardise the way in which digital design methods are employed. This will include undertaking internal audits, providing technical feedback, and presenting training and/or toolbox talk sessions in all regional offices.

About the team

We are in the middle of very exciting times for the Transport & Infrastructure team and indeed for BWB as a whole. As well as recently celebrating our 25th anniversary, we are looking to grow this dynamic and integral team. We provide a comprehensive design and advisory service focused on meeting the engineering challenges involved in servicing the infrastructure requirements of regeneration and development projects.

We work across the transport, residential, commercial, industrial, health and retail sectors and our clients range from local and national developers and contractors to public sector bodies. We aim to create a working environment that provides challenge, enjoyment and a real sense of satisfaction with a view to encouraging personal and professional development in all our staff.

BWB’s Transport and Infrastructure Group combines this requisite expertise with innovative thinking. We also do it in a manner that enables us to focus on the delivery of high quality, value engineered infrastructure capable of serving our nation’s current and future needs.

Our talented and experienced design teams fuse local knowledge with national design standards and legislation in a manner that enables BWB to undertake a wide variety of projects ranging from local area traffic management improvements to complex multi-modal transport interchanges.

About you

You will be expected to have the following personal attributes and skills:

  • You will have strong IT skills in the use of above mentioned technical software, Microsoft Office applications and AutoCAD combined with a practical approach. You will also be able to demonstrate ability to work well in a team environment whilst also having personal initiative.
  • You will be able to show that you have strong communication, management and personal effectiveness skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
  • We expect that candidates will need to have at least five years relevant industry experience.

Why choose BWB?

It’s quite simple really. We invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities, that’s why!

It’s not just us who say that either. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • Ranked #65 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • Ranked #22 in the Building Magazine's Top 50 Engineers
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy
  • ACE Technology Champions 2017
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016

These accolades show that we’re a dynamic, successful and growing business that helps all our employees achieve their full potential.

Take a look at where you can see a selection of the type of projects we work on, and there are some videos too which give an insight to what it’s like to work with us.

What we can offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary
  • Exciting and varied project experience
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Cashback medical cover
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Investors in People - Gold Disability confident committed 

BWB Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Disability Confident Committed”) symbol.

We are committed to equal opportunities and will therefore consider employment applications on the basis of merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

To learn more about working for us and what we offer take a look at our careers pages

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