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Civil Design Engineer

Role: Civil Design Engineer




Responsible for production and review of civil engineering designs (Viability, Planning, S38/S104/S278, Earthworks, Private Drainage & External Levels) to achieve technical approvals and enable efficient and cost-effective construction of new housing schemes. Reporting to the Head of Technical, you will also be working alongside Land, Architecture, Commercial and Construction departments to provide engineering input into all stages of sites from acquisition to final handovers.

As a Civil Design Engineer, you will be working with a Senior Design Engineer to gain experience of the role and to offer advice and assistance. You will also be working with a Junior Design Engineer, who will assist with the production of drawings and designs. Good communication skills and a desire to learn, teach and grow are essential for the role.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to gain experience of the construction and commercial implications of civil engineering design, to see first-hand as designs are implemented on site and to work closely with other departments to influence the design of upcoming developments.

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



  • Production of road, sewer, external works, private drainage and other bespoke designs. Reviewing designs for cost/build issues and marking up drawings to feed back to other departments to optimise developments.
  • Production of Planning, S38/S104/S184/S278 technical submission drawings/info packs for submission to and approval from relevant authorities.
  • Production of viability designs and assessments to aid in land acquisition and site viability assessments, including the identification of potential risks and opportunities.
  • Attending sites as appropriate for initial site walkovers, meetings and to provide assistance.
  • Providing technical drawings and responses to assist in the Planning process.
  • Assessment of site earthworks and production of cut/fill isopachyte drawings.
  • Assessing potential site constraints and opportunities and production of Constrains and Opportunities Plans to inform designs.
  • Assisting the wider business with technical queries and production of engineering solutions, including providing input into the development of site layouts where appropriate.
  • Assisting in the training and development of junior staff members and increasing awareness of engineering design across the business.


Desirable Experience:
  • HNC / HND qualification or similar in Civil Engineering
  • Site3D Design
  • Civil3D Earthworks Analysis
  • AutoCAD
  • MicroDrainage Design
  • CSCS Card
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Office










25 Days Holiday + Bank holidays

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 – Friday 12th April 2024.

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