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Principal River Engineer

Location: Leeds
Company: Jacobs
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About the opportunity
Our Water and Catchment Management sector provides a focus for advising our clients on delivering sustainable drainage, flood risk management and civil engineering solutions. Water and Catchment Management comprises in excess of 400 staff based in the UK and Europe, but with reach into the Middle East, Australasia and America.
To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an experienced River Engineer with significant experience in the development of outline, planning, tender and detailed designs for flood risk solutions to be based in our Leeds office.
The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
About you
You will be leading the design of projects for the Environment Agency (both regionally and nationally), Lead Local Flood Authorities and other public and private clients including Water Companies, Network Rail, and Major Airports. You will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for major infrastructure clients.
Responsibilities will include:
- Design team leadership including coordinating outline, planning, tender and detailed design of flood risk management and river engineering solutions
- Identify and pursue new business opportunities and support sales opportunities across wider business.
- 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
- Production of Contracts and Technical specifications
- Leading and mentoring junior engineers through their technical and professional development
- Checking and reviewing calculations and technical deliverables
- Designers Health & Safety and Public Safety Risk Assessments
- Management of drawing production
- Coordination and management of other disciplines
- Project Management
Here's What You'll Need:
- Civil Engineering degree and MICE, or similar status
- Demonstrable knowledge of Safety in Design and Designers responsibilities under CDM
- Proven ability in the leadership of outline, planning, tender and detailed design of structural and non-structural solutions for flood risk management
- Working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy, guides and design standards relating to flood risk management and drainage strategies
- Extensive experience of NEC contract management
- Demonstrable experience in contract and specification preparation
- Ability to review reports and specifications
- Ability to develop, price and agree scope of services and leading tender opportunities
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.
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.
Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.
As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here ( .
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
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