Civil Engineer

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Exeter, Devon / Plymouth, Cornwall / Newquay, Corn
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Water
Discipline:  Civil
Job Ref:  2540
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Mott MacDonald Bentley are recruiting for a Civil Engineer to join the South West Water framework on a permanent basis, working with from our Exeter office.


With a large ramp-up of work in front of us, we have a host of engineering projects which require our Delivery team to deliver engineering excellence. To bolster civil engineering capabilities and provide fresh ideas and perspective on our ways of working, we are looking for a Civil Engineer to join the team.


To ensure we support our objectives of collaboration across the business whilst providing our workforce with the agility to achieve a healthy work/ life balance, we are asking our staff to have office or site presence on an average of three days a week.


What will you be doing as our new Civil Engineer?


Working as a talented civil engineer within a multi-disciplinary project team, you’ll provide the civil engineering technical capability and design expertise to develop and deliver water and water recycling solutions.


Key responsibilities:

  • Production of civil designs, calculations and specifications to ‘Issued For Construction’ standard for water, wastewater or pipeline projects, liaising directly with CAD technicians to enable production of either 3D models or 2D drawings.
  • Working within multi-discipline design teams to produce designs which are on time, within budget and meet the required standards, liaising with stakeholders including Operations, contractors and suppliers along the way.
  • Drive excellence in Health and Safety in design by eliminating hazards and reducing risks during design whilst complying with Alliance CDM procedures.
  • Progress projects from feasibility stage through detailed design to construction.
  • Undertake site visits to assess current condition of our assets for feasibility studies, reports and provide survey data for integration of the asset into our design solution.
  • Provide support to update existing, and increase the number of, Standard Products that are used within our design solutions on a repeatable basis.
  • Identify and promote opportunities to meet the project digital, sustainability, innovation and people objectives.


A little bit about your skills, experience and behaviours:


To join us on the team, ideally you’ll hold a minimum of HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or demonstrate a suitable level of experience in Civil Engineering.


Have demonstrable experience in undertaking design of various civil engineering structures within the Water and Waste Water Industry


You’ll be accustomed to communicating with a range of people as you collaborate to meet, and exceed, stakeholder expectations.


What we can offer:

Pension matched up to 7%

Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave

Life assurance

Enhanced parental leave

Annual professional institution subscription costs

Flexible benefits to suit you, including cycle to work scheme and interest free season ticket loan

Other information


This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.


About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs. 
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.


We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.
We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.

We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit our communities – from helping to secure water supplies for future generations to protecting homes and businesses from flood risk – our projects make a real difference.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A Mott MacDonald Bentley we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect.

Even if you don’t meet every requirement for this role but are excited about the opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Find out more about our approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion here:

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here: Equality, diversity and inclusion - Mott MacDonald


Agile working
We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.