Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Drainage Engineer


Job Description:

Candidates should be educated to HND/Degree level ideally in a relevant subject such as Civil Engineering or Environmental Science.

This post is equally focused on foul and land drainage so experience of both would be preferable, but candidates with relevant experience in either discipline will be considered as training/mentoring can be provided. What is essential is a positive attitude to your work, being a good communicator both written and verbal, and the ability to work well within a close knit highly responsive team.

You will be carrying out drainage consultations for the Development Management team on planning applications advising on land drainage issues (flood risk assessments, flood risks, surface drainage, techniques, SuDS, groundwater), as well as foul drainage (connectivity, capacity, treatment types, drainage fields, ground water, discharge consents) to meet building regulations and the national planning policy framework guidelines. You will give policy and practical advice to other colleagues, members of the public, members on the planning committee, or occasionally speaking at public events.

You will assist the foul drainage technicians who directly maintain the councils 43 sewage treatment works by co-ordinating the effluent sampling process, and by managing the capital uplift program. This will involve working with the technicians to identify a suitable uplift/replacement program within the specified budgets, you will design and specify the required works, undertake the procurement process, and implement the subsequent capital works by project managing the contractors to completion.

Site visits will occasionally be undertaken which requires the applicant to have a driving licence and vehicle, therefore this post qualifies for the essential car user allowance.

This is a full time post working 37 hours per week. We offer an excellent package of benefits including:

  • Competitive annual leave per year
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 13 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements)
  • Option to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave
  • Free parking
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted membership at the two leisure centres in the district
  • Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
  • Employee retail and shopping discounts
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Sam White directly on 01489898241
  • Email your CV to [email protected]


Matchtech are the largest and leading Highways and Transportation Recruitment Company in the UK.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this type of position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Highways and Transportation industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

To apply for these roles, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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