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

Why Join Mayer Brown?

Joining a small team as part of an established, successful and growing national business will ensure that you have the 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 further building its presence in the south of England based on our Woking location. We are seeking ambitious, talented, and highly motivated people to play an integral role to help drive the business forward.

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.

Some specific requirements of this role will be to:

  • Production of Technical Reports (Flood Risk Assessments, Technical Notes, Drainage Strategy reports).
  • Develop technical highway and drainage designs to support S104, S38 and S278 applications.
  • Undertake a variety of technical assessments for new developments.
  • Explain technical concepts to others including colleagues and clients.
  • Check technical outputs, drawings and reports produced by junior staff.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of presentations and present information to internal and external groups.
  • Manage projects with moderate supervision ensuring outputs are delivered on time and to an excellent standard.
  • Provide updates on the progress of tasks in line with programmes.
  • Write reports and liaise with Clients / Project Managers on the management and co-ordination of projects.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of presentations and present information to internal and external groups.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, innovations, and best practices in infrastructure engineering and construction.


We expect you to:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject.
  • A minimum 3 years’ experience in UK development related infrastructure engineering.
  • Demonstrate suitable knowledge of relevant design standards including DMRB, Manual for Streets, Sewers for Adoption, local road standards and relevant national planning policy.
  • Be experienced in the preparation of highways and drainage design and in particular S38, S278 and S104 processes.
  • Be experienced in writing flood risk assessments and/or drainage strategy reports for development projects.
  • Knowledge and application of drainage design from first principles and experience in the use of Microdrainage and/or Causeway flow software.
  • Have experience in writing flood risk assessments or drainage strategies for development projects.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and written skills.
  • Be motivated, enthusiastic and committed to further developing your career in Civil Engineering.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams and welcome competence in Power BI and Access).
  • Experience in the use of of AutoCAD and Civils 3D.
  • 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 Woking we also want you to feel part of a bigger national team. We offer a friendly and supportive environment.

The role is based in our Woking office and it will be essential to optimise time in the office to collaborate with colleagues. We recognise however that the way that 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 allowing 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 Paul Altham and accompany this with a letter setting out why you are keen to work for Mayer Brown in the Woking 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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