Surface Water Drainage Strategy Engineer

Civil Engineering Engineers Specialists Water
  • Brighton


Surface Water Drainage Engineer


About Us

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.


About our Water Business Line:

The team are a dynamic, innovative, and dedicated group that are happy to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes. As a company, we’re committed to continually developing and improving our methods and technology and our staff are no exceptions.

The team is made up of Chartered Engineers and Environmental Consultants who boast a wealth of experience having worked in the field and office-based consultancy for many years. Our team of experts deliver Flood Risk and Drainage solutions, they provide solutions to Industrial, Retail, Residential, Commercial Developments and Public schemes throughout the UK

About the Role

You will become a key part of the existing consulting team. The successful candidate will sit alongside our Principal Engineer. You will have an enthusiasm to develop your career in the water sector, whilst also sharing your experiences with our more junior staff. This is a senior opportunity and we are looking for someone who wants to progress their career, have more responsibility and demonstrate their full capabilities.  

You will be confident liaising with clients and building relationships with our current client base. Your knowledge and expertise of the sector will be required to support junior staff and our clients to make informed decisions on how best to mitigate flood related constraints.

We are looking for someone that is wanting to grow their career or in the final stages of becoming chartered and now start to be independent in their working with junior staff available to support you deliver projects.

We are a fast-paced consultancy, so we expect you to be able to accommodate our way of working. This means you will be well-organised, motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible to benefit the company and you. The right candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team.

It is essential you can communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with colleagues and clients alike.  We encourage dialogue within the team and see it as a positive that senior consultants through to graduates are all integrated within the same work space. 

Client care is important to us as a business and we encourage regular communication with our clients so that they are involved in the project process and potential implications of what they are seeking to achieve.  You will need to be comfortable in managing projects and liaising with the client to support them in achieving their end goal.

Where required, our team know when to involve other specialists within the team to support a project. Our team can provide overland flow models, river modelling, flood risk assessments and direct rainfall modelling.  

Experience / Requirements:

  • Surface Water Management Plans,
  • Surface Water Drainage Strategy (Outline and Full Planning)
  • Detailed Drainage and Sewerage Design
  • Foul Water Strategy
  • Civil Engineering design associated with projects
  • Able to write technical reports to accompany the drainage design and support planning applications
  • Client Management
  • Project Management
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microdrainage

This role might be right for you if:

  • Pose experience working on schemes within the UK Planning Sector and will be able to demonstrate knowledge in:
  • Surface Water and Foul Drainage Strategy.
  • Detailed Drainage and Sewerage Design
  • SuDS techniques
  • Experience in applying Sewers for Adoption/Sewerage Sector Guidance
  • AutoCAD, Microdrainage , Causeway
  • Aware of Current Policy, CIRIA C753, Sewerage Strategies, and S106 Agreements.
  • Producing Flood Risk Assessments as and when required



  •  BEng / CEng  / MEng - Civil Engineering  / Environmental Engineering
  • Chartered ICE / CIWEM is advantageous
  • Working toward Chartership is beneficial


What we can offer you:

Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life



Haywards Heath, Brighton 
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