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Assistant Engineer – Water/Sewerage

  • Job reference: IF-000459
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Derby

Our Water team as part of our Infrastructure division is one of the largest in the UK with clients including high-profile utility companies, local authorities and independent businesses.  We are currently looking for water engineers with experience in the analysis & design of solutions that will improve water infrastructure systems.

The Derby Waste Water Network team requires an Assistant Engineer to support the delivery of a wide range of clean water and urban drainage projects.  It will involve the technical input into projects, including modelling, design and performance assessment of clean water and/or urban drainage systems, project management assistance and liaison with other offices and staff.


- Provide support to senior engineers and modellers as well as to industry leading experts.

- Be able to co-ordinate and attend site visits and surveys.

- Develop and use hydraulic models to investigate deficiencies and generate outline hydraulic solutions.

- Work collaboratively with other project team members.





- BSc/BEng in Engineering or BSc in Geography, or other similar relevant qualification.


Essential Criteria

- Understanding of water infrastructure hydraulic modelling and design principles;

- Good Excel knowledge;

- Good writing skills.

Desirable Criteria

- Knowledge of AutoCAD/Bentley Microstation and/or other similar drawing computer packages;

- Use and application of databases (e.g. Access);

- Development of Visual Basic routines and macros in Excel;

- Experience with sewage pumping station, CSO and other sewer ancillary performance assessment;

- Experience with clean water pumping station and clean water network optimisation;

- Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) knowledge;

- Experience of the UK Water Industry;

- Computer literate with experience of InfoWorks CS/ICM and/or Synergi Water or other relevant modelling software;

- MapInfo or other GIS software;

- Driving Licence.

The Individual

The successful individual will be looking to learn and develop technically, working towards a professional qualification with ICE or CIWEM.  They will be self motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate an ability to work with others in a variety of project roles. They will be knowledgeable about changes in the Water Industry and implications on design and performance criteria.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:

- Ability to take Ownership;

- Clear Thinking;

- Drive to Deliver;

- Effective Communication;

- Responsible Team Membership;

- Responsible Team Leadership.


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