Transportation Drainage Engineer

Full Time
Job Sector:
Construction / Trades
South Wales
Salary description:
£29000 - £39000/ annum
Start Date:
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Our client is looking for a Transportation Drainage Engineer with experience in highway and/or rail drainage design to join their Transportation team in Cardiff. This role involves managing the delivery of drainage and highway schemes, and demands a proactive approach in a team environment, with a high level of client care.

You will be expected to be technically competent in dealing with various types of infrastructure projects and be able to manage people and projects. You will be expected to proactively manage day to day client liaison and project requirements.

Key features:

• Working within a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals to develop drainage designs for highways or rail projects from concept through to detailed design and construction.

• Production of drainage designs, models, calculations and drawings to current design standards including the design of sustainable drainage solutions.

• Co-ordinating the drainage design process and integrating with associated highways, rail, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering designs.

• Arranging and supervising the completion of drainage surveys.

• Assigning tasks, monitoring progress and checking of designs prepared by graduates and technicians.

• Preparing specifications; tender and contract documents and providing support to site during the construction process.

Required Skills/ Experience:


•Chartered Engineer (or working to) and Member of a Professional Institution (relevant discipline)

•Experience of working on Highways England, Local Authority or Network Rail drainage design projects.

•Experience of the current standards (DMRB / Network Rail) and Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM).

•Ability to design all aspects of drainage from concept to detailed design.

•Experience of design interfaces (e.g. highways, rail, geotechnical, environmental, structural etc.)

•Proficient in the use of hydraulic modelling software such as Micro Drainage.

•Proficient in AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar.

•Familiarity with 3D design tools and BIM.

•Ability to prepare reports and specifications and to collect and assimilate other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.

•Awareness of the regulatory framework associated with planning and approval regulations/processes, together with experience of managing a transportation drainage project through the planning process.

•Experience of developing and agreeing project scopes and managing budgets, programmes and quality of deliverables.

•Experience of working with external stakeholders, e.g. liaison with utilities companies, Local Authorities, statutory bodies (e.g. Environment Agency) etc.


•Self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-disciplinary team in leading and managing packages of work to completion, within budget and to programme.

•A hard working and flexible individual, a team player, who has great attention to detail, is reliable, shows initiative and is proactive and able to deliver to set deadlines.

•Confident and professional

•Well organised with good time management skills. Works to deadlines with minimal supervision

•Able to prioritise tasks and maintain a focus on agreed targets.

•Excellent team working skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

•Supportive approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team.

•Customer focused with excellent relationship management skills.

•Hold a valid UK driving licence

To Apply:

Please phone Luke on (phone number removed), or email (url removed) with your CV.

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles to us. We also operate a referral scheme, of which further details can be found on our website.

About Strata Consulting:

We are an Employment Agency specialising in the placement of contract and permanent staff in construction companies and design engineering consultancies across the UK. For further details please visit our website.


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