Principal / Technical Director of Environmental Engineering

Principal / Technical Director of Environmental Engineering

Jacobs Published: 26/01/2018
Competitive with attractive benefit package


To support their development strategy and growing business, our client is looking for an experienced Environmental Engineer.

The successful individual will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations. You will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.


You will be leading projects for the Environment Agency, local councils and water companies and you will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for major infrastructure clients.

Technical leadership of flood risk appraisal projects, including oversight of hydrological, hydraulic and environmental inputs

Design team leadership including co-ordinating outline and detailed design of flood risk management solutions

Appraisal of flood risk costs and benefits

Technical and business case reporting

Technical development of less experienced engineers in the team

Liaising with clients, hydraulic modellers, project managers and other design team members

Project management

Lead on tender development




You must have;

  • Civil Engineering degree and MICE, or similar, status
  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designer’s responsibilities under CDM
  • Experience in the development and leadership of outline and detailed design structural and non-structural solutions for flood risk management
  • Experience in preparing business cases for flood risk management schemes
  • Experience of urban, surface water flood risk mitigation appraisal and design
  • Experience of fluvial flood risk mitigation appraisal and design
  • Contract and specification preparation
  • Proven ability to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams in the development of design solutions
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients and other design team members
  • Experience of leading and winning tender opportunities
  • Experience of developing client relationships to develop new opportunities

Ideally you will also have;

  • Construction related experience either as a supervisor or through visiting design office support role;
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modelling packages used for mitigation option appraisal;
  • Experience of land drainage strategies, concept and detailed design;
  • Experience of sustainable drainage and/or natural flood management;
  • Preparation of business cases or Project Appraisal Reports in accordance with Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) appraisal guidance
  • Experience of tidal hydrology and coastal flood risk mitigation appraisal and design


Applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements are welcome.


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