Senior Civil Engineer

22 January 2024


Patrick Parsons have an excellent opportunity for four experienced Senior Civil Engineers to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. The purpose of this role is to support engineers throughout the highway and drainage design process, preparing calculations and producing drawings and construction details.

Location: Ash Vale, Birmingham & Twickenham

Salary: Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with architects, clients and other professionals representing the practice in a professional and courteous way
  • Attend internal design review meetings
  • Preparation of calculations
  • Production of drawings and construction details using AutoCAD
  • Supporting with the administration of projects
  • Supporting engineers throughout the highway and drainage design process
  • Ensuring outputs meet the required standards
  • Meeting agreed deadlines
  • Working in both an office environment and on site
  • Site visits and survey with senior members of staff
  • Contributing to providing solutions to design problems
  • Ensuring designs meet required standards following our Quality Management System
  • Keeping training log up to date and attending, where necessary, CPD/training events
  • Adhere to health & safety regulations
  • Residential designs to local authority and water authority standards
  • Conversant with current building regulations
  • Designing to NHBC and LABC standards


We strongly believe that great client service is based on quality, consistency, and reliability. Our promises guide our decisions, people, and actions to create experiences that make our clients feel cared for and listened to.

  1. If it matters to you it matters to us -we go the extra mile for our work, clients and each other. Again, you will show leadership through your own actions and by setting clear expectations for the Civils team to ensure we meet the needs of our team and our clients.
  2. We act with heart – we believe quality should speak for itself and we hold our hands up when we get it wrong. You will be a champion for quality and will coach and guide the Civils Team to ensure they learn and develop to be able to deliver quality reports and drawings for our clients.
  3. Be brave enough to be different – we’ll steer clear of the norms and support each other to find bold and exciting new ways of doing things. You will encourage innovation and creativity within the Civils Team and demonstrate this through your own work to deliver quality solutions to our clients.

At Patrick Parsons we insist on a culture of respect, recognising that our differences make us stronger. We refer to this as, One Patrick Parsons – our collective power that energises us to lead the way. At all times you will act in a fair, supportive and respectful manner whether dealing with colleagues or clients.

Person Specification

  • HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or similar
  • Proficiency with MicroDrainage, Civil 3D, Site 3D design software
  • Have a good understanding of road, levels and drainage designs
  • Demonstrated design experience in the civils sector
  • Good communications skills are essential
  • Ability to produce private (non-adoptable) levels and drainage designs for residential, commercial and industrial development.
  • Ability to produce engineering supporting reports for planning applications such as Flood Risk Assessment reports, Utility Assessments, Site Viability assessments etc.
  • Earthworks modelling experience would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of all approval processes including Highways Section 38, 278 and Water Authority Section 104 technical agreements
  • Ability to work well in a team and build relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Proficient use of AutoCAD and an understanding of Civil Engineering design packages such as Site 3D, Civil 3D and MicroDrainage
  • Good organisational skills.


An excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful applicant which will include;

  • Flexible working environment
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Birthday off work!
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Training and development
  • Sponsorship of professional membership

To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Patrick Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Patrick Parsons engage with preferred recruiters or agencies on a formal basis. Patrick Parsons are unable to accept applications from recruiters or agencies who do not have signed terms of business with Patrick Parsons. If unsolicited applications or CVs are received from recruiters or agencies with or without such an agreement, Patrick Parsons will neither consider nor agree to any payment to that party.

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