Principal / Senior Civil Engineer



This is us!

Civic Engineers is a team of dedicated engineers committed to shaping the future through high-quality designs and sustainable solutions. We thrive on collaboration, curiosity, and a passion for excellence. Our culture is rooted in innovation and a drive to make a positive impact on the built environment.

We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Civil Engineer to join our team. As a Senior Civil Engineer at Civic Engineers, you’ll play a pivotal role in managing projects, mentoring teams, and contributing to the success of our engineering initiatives.

Key Elements of the Job:

  • Team Management: Lead and mentor project teams, overseeing engineers of varying experience levels, from Apprentices to Principals.
  • Project Leadership: Take charge of multiple projects, ensuring they meet or exceed quality standards and deadlines. Engage with clients, collaborators, and stakeholders while efficiently allocating resources and coordinating processes according to Civic Engineers’ QMS and IMS.
  • Development and Training: Assist in the development of junior team members, identifying training needs, equipment requirements, and software licenses.
  • Project Profitability: Monitor project profitability, striving to deliver projects within budget and timelines, and communicate any potential billing or labor plan changes to Project Associates or Directors.
  • Client Relations: Maintain and enhance Civic Engineers’ reputation in client-facing roles, contribute to securing repeat business, and identify new opportunities. Participate in bids for new projects as needed.


  • In-depth understanding of industry processes, including planning applications, procurement, and technical approvals.
  • Proficiency in industry software like Microdrainage, Causeway Flow, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, graphical).
  • Exceptional report-writing skills.
  • Strong numerical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • High proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Word).
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Strong teamwork and time management skills.

Is this you?

  • Degree qualified you will ideally be Chartered or Incorporated with an industry institution such as ICE, IStructe, CIWEM, or CIHT and have strong relevant experience with a proven track record of delivering projects. You’ll be a creative thinker, passionate and enthusiastic to help grow and develop your team. Your collaborative and helpful outlook will thrive within this innovative practice making a positive impact to the built environment.

More than just a rewarding experience!

Alongside an outstanding work environment, we offer:

  • A market competitive salary (regularly reviewed, revised and updated)
  • Flexible, Hybrid Working (Our Better Normal model of work can be as unique as you are!)

Small steps to a great journey!

Curious to find out more? Please contact us for a confidential chat with our team.

Send your CV or even just a small introduction to us at and we will get back to you.


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Our process

We are always looking to recruit exceptional people who believe in being friendly and client-focused. We look for personal qualities such as creativity, approachability, enthusiasm and diligence and for team players who are willing to go the extra mile for our clients, collaborators and their colleagues!

We are an ‘Approved Employer’ for the ICE Training Scheme and offer structured and supportive training towards chartered engineer status with the ICE and / or IStructE for ambitious Civil / Structural Engineering graduates.

We always encourage direct applications for all our positions and rarely use recruitment agencies. CV’s sent through by agencies that we have not engaged with in advance of a position being advertised will not be considered via this route.

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