Infrastructure Engineer / Senior Engineer (Flood Risk, Drainage and Highways)

Why Join Mayer Brown?

Joining a small team as part of an established, successful and growing national business will ensure that you have this unrivalled support and opportunity to accelerate your career. As part of a leading independent consultancy, we prioritise investment in our staff and cultivating partnerships with our stakeholders, leading to a thriving and prosperous business that enriches all involved. The scale of our business means that you will quickly gain deep understanding of the projects you are working on, build strong relationships with our clients and will be treated as an integral part of our team.

We want you to have a rewarding career. We select only the best people to join our team and grow the business with you. At work we celebrate integrity, keep our word and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people from every background can come together and do great things. We promote the right environment for everyone to reach their full potential.

This role

The company is committed to building its presence on the south coast based on our Christchurch office location. We are seeking ambitious, talented, and highly motivated people to play an integral role to help drive the business forward in the local area.

The role would involve would focus on providing Flood Risk Assessments, drainage and highway infrastructure design on all types and sizes of new development, supporting and collaborating with project managers from across the business to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. We are keen to ensure that we continue to provide the high-quality innovative solutions and service that our clients have come to expect from us. Your ability to learn, adapt and provide new thinking will be invaluable to the role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Production of Technical Reports (Flood Risk Assessments, Technical Notes, Drainage Strategy reports).
  • Develop technical highway and drainage designs to support Co-ordinating S104, S38, S278 and S104 applications.
  • Undertake a variety of technical assessments for new developments.
  • Explain technical concepts to others including colleagues and clients.
  • Attend meetings with Clients and Stakeholders.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of presentations and present information to internal and external groups.
  • Manage small (or elements of larger) projects with moderate supervision, managing the production of analysis and associated outputs, ensuring outputs are delivered on time, within agreed budgets.
  • Provide updates to project managers/directors in terms of the progress of tasks in line with programmes.
  • Liaising with Clients and Stakeholders on the management and co-ordination of projects.
  • Input into monthly invoicing.
  • Maintaining awareness of commercial and technical management of projects to assist in ensuring that they are managed effectively within budgetary constraints as well as checking, reviewing, and managing the submission of technical / design packages.
  • Liaise with clients, contractors, and regulatory agencies to address infrastructure design requirements, resolve technical issues, and obtain necessary approvals.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, innovations, and best practices in infrastructure engineering and construction.


We expect you to have:

  • A bachelor’s degree qualification in Civil Engineering or similar; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum three years’ Civil Engineering experience in UK Design Consultancy Environment.
  • Be experienced in writing flood risk assessments and/or drainage strategy reports for development projects.
  • Have experience in the preparation of highways and drainage design and in particular S38, S278 and S104 processes.
  • Knowledge and application of drainage design from first principles and experience in the use of Microdrainage and/or Causeway flow software.
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD and Civils 3D, earthworks design including bulk cut / fill analysis for mixed use and / or residential type developments would be advantageous.
  • Suitable knowledge of relevant design standards including DMRB, Manual for Streets, Design & Construction (DCG) Guidance, local road standards and relevant national planning policy.
  • Suitable knowledge of National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Policy Guidance relevant to area of experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and written skills.
  • Be motivated, enthusiastic and committed to developing your career in Civil Engineering.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams and welcome competence in Power BI and Access).
  • A full UK driving license, as the role may require you to visit sites only accessible by car.

Enjoy the rewards you deserve

We will provide you with a competitive salary commensurate with your experience. In addition to this, we’ve invested time to create a great rewards package which includes 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service up to an additional five days. The benefits also include 5% company contribution into your pension scheme, life assurance, income protection, and access to additional benefits such as the cycle to work scheme. Crucially, we will create a development programme tailored to you, including funding and mentoring for chartership (as appropriate) and your continued professional development.

The company has an active social calendar and runs regular events to bring our people together from across the UK. Whilst you will be based in Christchurch we also want you to feel part of a bigger national team. We offer a friendly and supportive environment.

The role is based from the Christchurch office and it will be essential to optimise time in the office to collaborate with colleagues. We recognise however that the way people work is changing and the traditional 9-5 lifestyle is starting to transform. We appreciate that different individuals thrive in different ways and we operate a freedom to grow way of working. In a nut-shell, this is about helping our employees to have the freedom needed to find the working style that suits them, so that you achieve your full potential and bring the best version of yourself to work. Our guiding principle we live by is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for Mayer Brown.

How to apply

When selecting our team members, we obviously want to ensure that you have the right skills and aptitude, but more than that we want to know about you as a person.

In the first instance, please email a copy of your CV to Steven Lecocq and accompany this with a letter setting out why you are keen to work for Mayer Brown in the Christchurch office. We encourage all applicants to be open and transparent, since ensuring a good fit is important for everyone.

We only accept applications directly and not via any intermediaries.

Equal Opportunities

At Mayer Brown, we embrace diversity and are committed to being an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, recognising the strength that diverse teams bring. Our goal is to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of our team. 

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