Assistant / Graduate Engineer – Hydrology and Flood Risk

£21,000-24,500 per annum                    Bristol BS1               Permanent

Do you want to work for a growing, award-winning company that values people and their professional development?

Clarkebond is a highly regarded, award winning multidisciplinary consultancy operating from offices in London, Bristol and Exeter.  New Civil Engineer’s NCE100 assessment of ‘the top firms in civil engineering based on the cultures, competencies and skillsets that matter most’ has ranked Clarkebond at number 62 in its top 100.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate engineer to join our growing and dynamic team.  You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse and interesting range of projects throughout the UK and across different sectors including the engineering, hydrology, environmental, renewable energy, residential, commercial, industrial, education and health sectors.  Your key duties will include undertaking flood risk assessments, producing SUDS & drainage strategies and conducting hydrological and surface water runoff calculations. 

You will liaise with the client, regulatory / statutory authorities and other stakeholders and formulate recommendations for sustainable development, as well as on occasion attend site visits.  You will also contribute to planning applications and author environmental appraisals and technical reports.

Our ideal Engineer:

You will be a graduate with a relevant geography, engineering or scientific degree and will have a good technical background, ideally having already undertaken some relevant work experience.

You will have good written and verbal communication skills and be aware of current and emerging technical and planning guidance on the various areas of environmental sciences, hydrology/water environment and engineering, including issues of sustainability.

We encourage and mentor our staff towards chartered status and you will be expected to work towards chartership status of a relevant professional organisation (e.g. CIWEM, ICE).  Knowledge of flood estimation handbook (FEH) and AutoCAD, ReFH, WINFAP-FEH or PDS skills are desirable; however, what’s essential is a proactive approach, enthusiasm to develop new skills and to manage your own workload and prioritise work appropriately.

In return, we offer a competitive salary commensurate with your knowledge and experience, an excellent range of benefits including life assurance, personal accident insurance, option to purchase additional holiday days, flexible working hours, pension scheme with 5% employer’s contribution and a wide variety of training and development opportunities.  

At Clarkebond we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need.  Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask us about matters regarding flexibility at the interview.  In return, we’ll explore what’s possible for the role. 

If you see this as a positive career move, please send us your full CV and covering letter. 

Clarkebond are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment.

Our deadline for submitting your CV and covering letter is noon Wednesday, 12th June 2019; therefore, if you have not heard from us by 17th June 2019 your application is unsuccessful in relation to this particular vacancy.    Interview date will be Wednesday 26th June 2019.

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We are not currently accepting agency applications for this role.

Please note: unfortunately we cannot provide sponsorship for a work visa to non UK/EU applicants.