Senior Surface Water Engineer

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CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways, working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer.

Our Asset team are looking for a senior water engineer to lead investigations into locations on M25 Network that have experienced problems with surface water and make recommendations to best manage risk from surface water on the highway

Principle accountabilities for the role include:

  • Assessing all potential route causes for surface water problems, considering maintenance of whole highway drainage network, condition of highway drainage assets, geometry of highway & adjacent land, local surface water drainage, any other relevant causes
  • Identifying the need, scoping, commissioning, and reviewing results from studies / surveys / models
  • Identification, risk-based appraisal and making recommendations for changes to: network operations; maintenance; or improvements to assets to address route causes
  • Producing reports that clearly and concisely explain the problems and possible solutions
  • Produce and deliver high-level briefing notes to directors within CPS, CP and National Highways
  • Undertaking suitable surface water / drainage modelling

Experience required:

  • Experience in dealing with complex surface water and drainage sites and identifying route case of surface water problems
  • Experienced in the design of drainage networks (including highway drainage
  • Experience in scoping, delivering and interpretation of results from surface water and drainage modelling.  Including understanding of modelling limitations and considerations in selecting appropriate modelling techniques
  • Understanding of the responsibilities placed on different duty holders under the various land drainage and flood defence regulations; including the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities, District and Borough Councils, Water and sewerage companies, Internal Drainage Boards, and highways authorities
  • Understanding of climate change and impact on design, operation, and maintenance surface water networks