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Civil/Senior Technician

  • Location:Birmingham
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:23/03/2018

Due to an expanding workload we are currently seeking a Senior Civil Technician/Civil Technician, dependent upon skills and experience, to join the Civils team in our Birmingham office. The ideal candidate will hold an HNC/HND in Civil engineering or similar.

Working under the supervision of a Civil Engineer, you will report to your line manager as part of the Civils team in our Birmingham office responsible for the design, submission and approval of a wide and diverse range of projects including; residential, educational, healthcare & commercial sectors. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding and experience in the delivery of all infrastructure aspects of projects from a technical approval viewpoint.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attend internal design review meetings
  • Preparation of simple calculations
  • Production of drawings and construction details using AutoCAD
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Supporting the Civil/Senior Civil 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
  • Ability to produce private (non-adoptable) levels and drainage designs for residential, commercial and industrial development
  • Earthworks modelling would be advantageous

Experience/skills required

  • Appropriate qualification in civil engineering
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience within the house building sector and how it operates will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of all approval processes including Highways Section 38, 278 and Water Authority Section 104 technical agreements.
  • Ability to work with other design team members in the design process.

The successful applicant will have:

  • HNC/HND in Civil Engineering
  • At least two years’ post qualification design experience in the civils sector.
  • Excellent communication and numerical skills
  • Proficient use of AutoCad and an understanding of Civil Engineering design packages such as PDS, Civils3D and MicroDrainage
  • A solid understanding of road, levels and drainage designs
  • The right attitude and cultural fit for our organisation


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

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Working
  • Workplace Pension
  • Training and Development
  • Sponsorship of Professional Membership

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter along with salary expectations and notice period to