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Our people are our best assets. We know that a happy and dynamic workplace creates a positive and productive team – and so we are focused on creating an environment where every team member is valued for who they are, recognised for their contributions and given the chance to become the very best that they can be. Plus, with an active social calendar, supportive teams and an open and friendly company culture, we place work-life balance at the centre of everything we do.

Whether you’re fresh out of university or an experienced professional looking for your next role, Woods Hardwick is the best career move you will ever make!

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Who are Woods Hardwick?

“Our total approach to planning, surveying, engineering and architecture will help you to create and build an environment that you want to live, work and enjoy yourself in.

Whatever your project, each will be director-led with a skilled team to support your needs – giving you access to the industry expertise, regional knowledge and technical understanding needed to deliver on time, to budget and to a quality that delivers exceptional value.”

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Drainage/ Flood Risk Engineer

We are looking for a drainage/flood risk engineer to join our expanding practice. This role will be based in our Bedford or Birmingham office.

Woods Hardwick are looking for a drainage/flood risk engineer due to the organic growth of the company – strengthening skill base of existing Infrastructure Planning team to facilitate increased workload and future growth.

ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE GREATER THAN 2 YEARS MAY APPLY – Bedford or Birmingham though only more senior candidates will be considered for Birmingham.

Job Description

1. Working on various residential and non-residential projects around the UK, from small private developers to national house builders and masterplanning schemes.
2. Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments to support Planning Applications
3. Preparation of Surface Water Drainage Strategies to support Planning Applications
4. Preparation of Foul Water Drainage Strategies to support Planning Applications
5. Liaising and communicating with the wider engineering team.
6. Liaison with clients and third party consultants/council officers attending meetings where required.
7. Using Microdrainage/Flow software to model drainage networks.
8. Input into draft site masterplans to ensure layouts accommodate drainage and Flood Risk requirements.
9. Assisting with management of a team.
10. Assisting with the development of more junior members of the team.
11. Desirable to also be experienced in the preparation of Transport Statements/Assessments, Travel Plans and Utility Assessments.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant degree level education desirable.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of UK Drainage/Flood Risk Regulation/Best Practice.
  • Proficient with Microdrainage/Flow, Microstation/AudoCad, Microsoft Office (Word in particular).
  • High standard of written and spoken English.

Experience Profile:

  • Proven experience with the preparation of drainage and flood risk strategies to support planning applications.
  • Experience of preparing and reviewing Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategy documents.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, confident with client/third party interaction.
  • Experience of management of drainage and flood risk elements of a project.
  • Experience of team management.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing project parameters
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work well within small teams and willingness to take accountability for own work.

Salary

Competitive

Download the job specification here

Email your CV to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Senior Engineer

The role covers a range of experience from Senior Engineers with at least 5 years’ experience to Associate Director level with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. We are looking to expand and grow the Civil Engineering department in the Bedford office.

  • Working on various residential and non-residential projects around the UK, from small private developers to national house builders and master planning schemes
  • Liaise and communicate with Clients, third party consultants/council officers and attend meetings where required
  • Liaise and communicate with the wider engineering team
  • Assist with management of a team and/or manage the team itself
  • Be able to manage their own workload/deadlines and run their own projects
  •  Use CAD (Microstation desirable)
  • Use drainage & 3D design software such as Flow and PDS respectively, to model drainage networks and produce road designs/ground models.
  • Undertake due diligence and feasibility reviews of potential sites
  • Prepare submission packs for planning (Outline/Detail/Full)
  • Complete technical design submissions (S38/S278/S104) through to approval
  • Complete groundworks packages for tender/construction
  • Produce private engineering designs for on plot civils works is desirable
  • An understanding of the planning process and associated documents (e.g. Flood Risk Assessments)

The associate roles being applied for should:

  • Have an understanding of fees, invoicing and project budgets
  • Be able to manage multiple projects and have responsibility over them
  • Proven track record of managing a team and delivery of projects

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant degree level education – desirable
  • Proficient knowledge of UK Drainage/Flood Risk
  • Proficient knowledge of Client & Local Authority standards / requirements
  • Proficient with Microdrainage/Flow, Microstation/AutoCAD, Causeway PDS
  • Microsoft software (Word/Excel etc)

Experience Profile:

  • Proven experience with the preparation of technical submissions (S38/S278/S104)
  • Experience of preparing engineering drawings supporting planning submissions desirable
  • Experience with private plot work design is desirable
  • Experience with earthwork designs desirable
  • Evidence of communication skills, confident with client/third party interaction
  • Experience of team management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing project parameters
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work well within small teams and willingness to take accountability for own work

Key Performance Indicators

  • Customer satisfaction, gauged via feedback
  • Overall project success, measured against agreed criteria
  • Employee engagement through projects, gauged via continual communication

Additional Responsibilities

  • Projects completed in an efficient manner, on time and on budget
  • Effective and co-operative communication with all stakeholders
  • Continuous review of company practices and related policies

Salary

Competitive for the role being applied for

Download the job specification here

Email your CV to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Drainage/Flood Risk Engineer

We are looking for a drainage/flood risk engineer to join our expanding practice. This role will be based in our Bedford or Birmingham office.

Woods Hardwick are looking for a drainage/flood risk engineer due to the organic growth of the company – strengthening skill base of existing Infrastructure Planning team to facilitate increased workload and future growth.

ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE GREATER THAN 2 YEARS MAY APPLY – Bedford or Birmingham though only more senior candidates will be considered for Birmingham.

Job Description

1. Working on various residential and non-residential projects around the UK, from small private developers to national house builders and masterplanning schemes.
2. Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments to support Planning Applications
3. Preparation of Surface Water Drainage Strategies to support Planning Applications
4. Preparation of Foul Water Drainage Strategies to support Planning Applications
5. Liaising and communicating with the wider engineering team.
6. Liaison with clients and third party consultants/council officers attending meetings where required.
7. Using Microdrainage/Flow software to model drainage networks.
8. Input into draft site masterplans to ensure layouts accommodate drainage and Flood Risk requirements.
9. Assisting with management of a team.
10. Assisting with the development of more junior members of the team.
11. Desirable to also be experienced in the preparation of Transport Statements/Assessments, Travel Plans and Utility Assessments.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant degree level education desirable.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of UK Drainage/Flood Risk Regulation/Best Practice.
  • Proficient with Microdrainage/Flow, Microstation/AudoCad, Microsoft Office (Word in particular).
  • High standard of written and spoken English.

Experience Profile:

  • Proven experience with the preparation of drainage and flood risk strategies to support planning applications.
  • Experience of preparing and reviewing Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategy documents.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, confident with client/third party interaction.
  • Experience of management of drainage and flood risk elements of a project.
  • Experience of team management.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing project parameters
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work well within small teams and willingness to take accountability for own work.

Salary

Competitive

Download the job specification here

Email your CV to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

We are always looking for great people to join our growing team. While there are no current vacancies in our London office, send your CV to hr@woodshardwick.com and we will let you know about future opportunities.
ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO hr@woodshardwick.com.
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