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Assistant Engineer

Role: Assistant Engineer


Description: Responsible for assisting the design and co-ordination of all infrastructure, substructure, and groundworks information to enable efficient and cost-effective construction of new housing schemes. Reporting to the Head of Technical, you will be responsible for around 4 established live projects contributing housing numbers set by the company’s annual construction target. As an Assistant Engineer, you will be partnered with a more senior member of the team to gain experience of the role and to offer advice and help with more complex tasks that arise on your projects. Good communication skills and a desire to learn and grow are essential for the role. You must be a highly organised individual with good problem-solving abilities, strong communication skills and be able to work as part of a team in the technical office. You will ideally enjoy working in a fast paced, team environment and be able to respond quickly to technical queries and evolving project briefs.


Location: Ibstock, Leicestershire


Position: Full time, Permanent



• Co-ordinating consultants for road, sewer, external works, private drainage, structural, foundation, pump station and other bespoke designs. Reviewing designs for cost/build issues and marking up drawings to feed back to consultants.• Obtaining technical submission drawing/info packs from consultants for submission to authorities.

• Obtaining and evaluating new utility quotes for most cost effective and suitable offers.

• Assessing diversion/upgrade works required to existing services that affect the development and obtain costs/timescales for diversions in good time to suit programme. Calling off initial mains installation and attending pre-start meetings with utility companies/organising payments.

• Obtaining foundation designs, suspended slab designs, schedules, standard details, and relevant information to enable construction. Reviewing all foundation designs for cost/build issues and make comments.

• Reviewing site GI reports to identify any protective/remedial measures required. Organise geotech. consultants to carry out testing/site works to clear planning conditions, classify spoil material/waste, and remediate ground if required to do so.

• Reviewing ecological and arboricultural reports to ensure that protected species and vegetation are dealt with prior to any critical site works starting. Ongoing attendance with specialist consultants as required for certain protected species.

• Inspections/adoptions with authorities including fees, attendance of meetings on site with inspectors and contractors, procurement of as-built survey information/manhole cards, street light test certificates, CCTV surveys. Arrange for any remedial works to be carried out and determine whether these are the responsibility of the contractor or DDL.

• Organising CCTV/Jetting of existing/newly constructed sewers to ensure they are in good working order while in the maintenance period. Attending site or organising a drainage contractor if customer care issues relating to drainage are reported.


Desirable Experience: • HNC / HND qualification or similar in Civil Engineering
• CSCS Card
• AutoCAD
• MS Office 








25 Days Holiday + Bank holidays

Bonus Scheme

Car allowance

This list is not exhaustive

If you have relevant experience and would like to apply for the above position, please send a CV or email to the HR team at [email protected].

Closing date – 5th April 2024.

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