Drainage Engineer

  • Job Reference: 201923
  • Date Posted: 31 March 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Website: https://www.kier.co.uk/
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Drainage Engineer

Room to grow. Space to succeed

Kier Group is the UK's leading highways service provider, delivering an incredibly diverse range of road, bridge and tunnel projects - from planning and programming stage through to delivery, maintenance and operation. We work with a wide range of partners such as local authorities and Highways England to improve the quality and safety of UK roads - making us the No.1 highways and tunnel maintenance team across the country, delivering over £1 billion of social value by maintaining 31,000km of roads used by six million people in their everyday lives.

We are recruiting a Drainage Engineer to design and deliver cost effective and technically sound design solutions for drainage schemes in accordance with the Forward Programme.


The Drainage Engineer will identify and apply appropriate methodologies and standards to produce effective and innovative solutions for Drainage schemes and studies to current standards. You will get the opportunity to prepare design calculations, drawings and tender/contract documents and prepare land plans and schedules for access as required. Assistance with preparation required for the Value Management of Drainage Schemes. It will be important to maintain good relations with the Client. SWDSC Community and other authorities, attending meetings as necessary. Work within wider team to enable effective delivery of schemes and studies.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

Experience of highways maintenance and design preferential alongside the ability to communicate well in the written and spoken word

Computer literate with competent ability and knowledge of MS Office Suite
Use of drainage software including WinDES.
BEng in Civil Engineering with appropriate experience for the role.
IEng with appropriate Institution (ICE, CIWEM, CIHT) desirable.

Useful knowledge of software packages:

  • AutoCAD, Civils 3D, Revit, Navisworks
  • Windes/Microdrainage
  • FEH
  • Flow modelling experience
  • Microsoft word/project/excel
  • KTF / Moss
It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
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* Please note interviews make take place before the closing date