Drainage Engineer

Anglian Water Services

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Salary - Circa £34,000 depending on experience and knowledge.


We're one of the leading providers of water and water recycling services in the UK and our organisation is an industry benchmark for quality and customer service. But what makes us unique is our commitment to providing the development people need to make a real difference. Our career opportunities provide on-going learning and professional development within a challenging work environment, which provides a vital service for our customers.


What will you be doing?


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Drainage Engineer to join our Development Services Drainage team. The successful candidate will be working within a well established and experienced team. Much of your work will be office based and you will be responsible for ensuring that all new adoptable sewerage assets are designed in accordance with National Guidance (Sewers for Adoption) and Anglian Water standards. You will also be responsible for ensuring that our existing sewerage infrastructure is protected by assessing the suitability of applications to divert, build over and connect to the public sewerage system.

Building and maintaining customer relationships to consistently deliver excellent customer service will be a key responsibility of this role. You will be required to provide technical knowledge and guidance to internal and external customers, support innovative and sustainable solutions for drainage designs whilst keeping up-to-date with latest technology and products within the market.



What do you need?


You will ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant Engineering discipline, however, candidates that are training towards a relevant Engineering qualification will also be considered. You will ideally have experience of similar role within another Water Company or experience of working on the design of sewerage infrastructure. Knowledge of Sewers for Adoption, Sewerage Law and Health and Safety Legislation would also be beneficial.

You'll need to be an excellent team player with a strong customer focus who is able to act on your own initiative with good planning and organisational abilities. You'll also have excellent communication (written and oral) and decision making skills. You must be flexible in your approach to work and be able to adapt and challenge as well as managing a demanding and conflicting workload. With excellent numeracy / literacy skills you will also have the ability to understand new legislation and provide an effective service whilst balancing the needs of our customers alongside those of the business.



What benefits do we offer?


Being a successful water company doesn't come easy! Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all of the great work that they do. Some of our benefits include:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Private health care
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave rising with length of service
  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing
  • Flexible working (dependent on your role)
  • Plus lots more!


We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.


If you are offered a job with us, you'll be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.



Closing date: 11th March 2019

Interviews: Week Commencing 25th March 2019


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