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Jacobs Senior / Principal Drainage Engineer in United Kingdom Countrywide, United Kingdom

Senior / Principal Drainage Engineer


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the Highways UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include the Highways England (HE), Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, National Contractors and numerous Local Authorities. Our plans to add to this portfolio continue apace regionally and nationally.

We are looking to recruit a confident candidate with extensive experience in drainage and highway design. The candidate would be expected to use WindDes/MicroDrainage, proficiently and have an understanding of DMRB and various local highway authorities’ standards.


  • For the technical delivery of drainage schemes, predominantly under highways but potentially across disciplines including rail and built environment

  • Resolving technical issue as they occur on schemes from Feasibility through to detailed design

  • Liaison within a multi disciplinary and multi office team

  • Checking drawings and reports produced by engineers, graduates and technicians

  • Reporting to a technical lead, you will support the development of engineers and graduates within the drainage team

  • Working in other Jacobs offices may be necessary from time to time dependant on projects demands


Essential Criteria

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • Incorporated or Chartered Member of the ICE (or equivalent status)

  • Strong technical design background in drainage engineering

  • Good understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities

  • Experience in the preparation of Contract Drawing and Specification’s

  • Ability to produce well-presented and technically accurate drainage models with MicroDrainage

  • Ability to produce well-presented and technically accurate reports

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Good understanding and practical application of relevant design standards, including DMRB, SuDS Manual and Manual for Streets

  • Good IT and presentation skills

  • Experience of motivating and developing a delivery team

  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of construction supervision

  • OpenRoads / Civil3D proficient

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.



Job Civil/Structural

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London-UK London - Cottons Lane

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BI 0007U6