Portland Careers

Senior Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer

May 21, 2024

About the role

We are seeking a Senior Civil Engineer or experienced Civil Engineer to join our award winning Civil and Structural team.

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of projects, leading day to day technical delivery of civil engineering consultancy services from feasibility through to planning, detailed design and construction.

You will have expertise in drainage and highway design, SuDS, Flood Risk Assessments, and earthworks.

You will be supported by a team of experienced technical staff of various grades with whom you will collaborate to ensure projects are delivered on programme and within budget to the quality expected by our clients.

What you will do

The role of the Senior Civil Engineer/Technician role will involve:

  • Working on a range of projects including Housing, Commercial, Residential and Extra Care developments
  • Using design based software for innovative infrastructure solutions
  • Both public and private sector projects
  • Working to relevant UK design standards.

What you will have

  • BEng, Meng, MSc, HND or HNC in Civil Engineering together with a minimum 4 years post qualification experience working within an engineering consultancy environment.
  • Be able to produce drainage and highway drawings, design calculations, technical reports and site appraisals.
  • Knowledge of UK planning procedures and relevant design codes such as Water UK Sewerage Sector Guidance, Manual for Streets, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, Local Authority Design Guidance and preparation of technical approvals.
  • Working understanding of technical software including AutoCAD, Microdrainage/Flow, Causeway Live/PDS/Civil 3D and AutoTrack.
  • Experience working with residential developers
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative on technical matters and provide support or mentoring to others within the team
  • A full UK driving licence would be advantageous

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Reward for hard working and progression
  • Support in gaining professional qualifications.
  • Death in service benefit
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexible working hours

We offer the chance to work in a friendly, hard-working and high-achieving team where you will be encouraged to take responsibility, develop yourself and see the difference you are making to the business.

If you meet the requirements for the Senior Civil Engineer/Technician position and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to or complete the form below.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

We promote equal opportunity within Portland Consulting Engineers and value diversity in our workforce. Our commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity begins with our recruitment and selection process. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch by email or telephone so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.


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