Senior / Principal Civil Engineer (Drainage)

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Civil Engineering
Additional Work Location
GB-West Midlands-Birmingham
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Additional Work Locations
GB-West Midlands-Birmingham
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Civil Engineer (Drainage) at either Senior Consultant or Principal grade to work in our Bristol, Birmingham and Leamington Spa office. 


The successful candidate will be a senior member of a team working on the delivery of drainage strategies and designs for a range of exciting infrastructure projects. This will involve working alongside our existing civil engineers and water management specialists to create, develop and detail innovative, functional and cost effective engineering solutions.


We are looking for individuals that have a strong base of technical skills coupled with excellent organisational and communication skills gained in either a multi-disciplinary or engineering consultancy environment who now want to enhance and diversify these skills within a growing organisation that will support their future development.


This position will provide an excellent opportunity to work on an exciting portfolio of infrastructure projects across a diverse range of sectors.


Key Duties:

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the design team 
  • Adhere to quality and technical assurance procedures for all deliverables produced by the team
  • Deliver engineering services/projects to other sectors, including waste, water, utilities, and industrial
  • Compliance with Wood’s HS&E, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy requirements.

Skills / Qualifications

Experience & Skills


  • Has demonstrable drainage engineering experience
  • Experience of working in a number of the following fields: drainage and SuDS design, highways, flood alleviation schemes, flood risk assessment, EIA, and water resources management.
  • Experienced user of Microdrainage, and/or Civil 3D
  • Has worked within a multi-disciplinary or engineering consultancy
  • Consultancy experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable technical review/assurance skills


  • Has worked for one of Wood’s direct competitors
  • Has multi-sector experience
  • Has experience of working on major infrastructure projects



  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) 
  • Graduate Member of a relevant professional body such as ICE, CIWEM
  • Close to achieving CEng qualification



  • Chartered Engineer

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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