Life at Civic

  • Passionate
  • Collaborative
  • Helpful
  • Curious
  • Ingenious

These are just some of the words that our team have used to describe what life is like at Civic Engineers. We work hard to ensure that our team enjoy their work and feel valued. We believe in giving individuals responsibility and allowing them the freedom to really do their job, grow in their role and constantly learn. No-one is out on their own though, help, support and professional development is available for everyone. We want our team to constantly develop new skills, gain professional qualifications and be the best they can be in their field.

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.

We genuinely enjoy spending time together as a team both in and out of work. Our offices are friendly and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise. As part of the working day we have initiatives such as ‘lunch and learn’, where members of the team share their expertise in particular areas to the benefit of the whole team.

Perhaps most importantly we truly value working as a team and believe that as well as a lot of hard work, life at Civic Engineers should be fun too.

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 have a strong reputation for innovation and sustainability on a wide range of significant, award-winning projects around the UK. We employ talented people and work with acclaimed clients and architects. We operate out of historic city centre design studios in Manchester, London and Leeds, places that reflect the ethos of our Practice.

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.

If you’d like to discuss any current or future job opportunities with us don’t hesitate to get in touch. Regardless of where you’re at in your career, we are always open to having a chat over a coffee. You can email your CV to us below.

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Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include a healthcare plan, life assurance, professional development and volunteering leave.

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We’re on the lookout for


Structural Design Engineers

We are looking for a talented and experienced Design Level Structural Engineer who is working towards chartership, to join either our Manchester Studio, to help support a growing team of engineers.

You will be contributing to the delivery of a variety of interesting and challenging building projects throughout the UK, across a range of sectors including residential, education and commercial development and regeneration.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts and high profile private and public-sector clients and collaborators.

The ideal candidate will be curious, collaborative, helpful, ingenious and passionate about engineering and the built environment and will have the following responsibilities:


  • Engineering design and analysis
  • Assessing problems using qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Contributing to high quality written reports on a range of projects
  • Preparation, presentation and self-checking of technical data and drawings
  • Use of industry standard analysis software
  • Preparation for and participation in Internal Reviews
  • Compliance with the duties of Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015
  • Compliance with the practice QMS, including self-checking


  • Understanding the project in order to
  •  deliver outputs required, deadlines, liaising with the project team, feeding any matters arising back to senior team
  • Briefing Technicians and Graduates in the production of drawings and models
  • Telephone and email contact with clients and collaborators
  • Attending site and project team meetings under the direction of a Senior Engineer/Associate
  • Buddying junior members of the team
  • Contributing to writing bids and fee proposals

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Business Administrator/ Analyst

We are looking for a helpful and collaborative Business Administrator/Analyst, to join our Practice support team reporting to the Head of Finance and Studio Directors.

Your role will be primarily focused on maintaining our project management system Rapport3 and the Practice’s Integrated Management System.
The role would suit an industrial placement student or person looking to undertake a relevant business management/economics/or relevant qualification.

Your day-to-day responsibilities
Project Administration/Rapport3

  • General Rapport3 administration such as inputting client information, contacts, employee details
  • Creating project numbers in Rapport3
  • Creating project folders on the company server
  • Carrying out client credit checks for Finance
  • Closing out projects and then archiving
  • Managing and coordinating billing plans and resource schedules on Rapport3
  • Generating reports, graphs and data analysis on behalf of Project Directors and Project Leaders
  • Managing leave planner and approvals
  • Managing timesheets and expenses submission/approvals on Rapport3

Integrated Management System (IMS)

  • Managing the project level IMS system
  • Managing approved sub-contractors
  • Filing of IMS documents
  • Compiling client feedback and updating the Corrective Action log with any required improvements or complaints
  • Taking, circulating and filing of management review meeting minutes
  • Maintaining health and safety training records
  • Maintaining staff qualification and training list
  • Assisting in the IMS roll out across Rapport3


  • Time management and coordination of outputs to meet business deadlines
  • Face to face, telephone and email contact with Directors and Project leads

Your skills and knowledge

Experience/Qualifications required:

  • Degree or part degree in business management or related course


  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong graphical communication
  • Strong team working capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong time management

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Senior Structural Revit technician

A talented and enthusiastic project based  Senior Structural Revit Technician to work within our Manchester Studio, working with the Directors of the Practice and a team of Civil, Structural and Transport Engineering Consultants.

The ideal candidate will  be hands on and have a real passion for creating BIM models and have experience of, working within a similar type of business – preferably one which operates within the built environment.

You will be collaborative and helpful and enjoy  being part of a creative team that wants to make a positive impact to the built environment.

Enthusiastic and friendly you’ll be able to demonstrate, through your past experience, excellent  graphical communication and strong IT and software skills. In particular you will be proficient in both Revit and AutoCAD. Knowledge and understanding of the CDM Regulations 2015 will also be key. In addition, you will have experience of project deadline management.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing:

  • Civil and/or Structural engineering BIM modelling and CAD using Revit and/or Autocad
  • Preparing and self-checking drawings. Taking responsibility for these
  • Liaising and reviewing production of information with Engineers on a project-by project basis
  • Coordination with the appointed Architect
  • Document transmital to external parties
  • Occasional visits to construction sites for survey/ inspection of works under the direction of a senior engineer / associate
  • Compliance with the duties of Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015

We’re looking for a team player, confident, with a positive attitude always willing to go that extra mile to ensure we deliver excellent solutions to our clients  and collaborators.

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Civil Design Engineers

Talented Design Level Civil/ Infrastructure Engineers to work within our Manchester and Leeds Studios to help deliver our growing portfolio of exciting projects. The ideal candidate will be curious, collaborative, helpful, ingenious and passionate about engineering and the built environment and will have the following qualities:

  • Experience in the engineering design of new development infrastructure and public realm
  • Technical excellence and a detailed understanding of; SuDS & traditional drainage, Highways, Earthworks and Utilities.
  • Proficient in Micro drainage and/or Causeway Flow and Civils 3D
  • Strong verbal and graphical communication skills.
  • Understanding of relevant approvals processes, including; Section 104, 38 and 278.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development process from site appraisal through planning and detailed design to construction.

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IT Service Desk Technician

Location – Remote Working with travel to all 4 Studios

Due to significant growth, we are now looking to enhance our IT Service Management team, providing IT administrative and technical support to our 100 strong engineering and support teams and maintaining our computing infrastructure
across our four engineering studios.

We are looking for a team player who is curious, collaborative, helpful, ingenious and passionate about IT service management. Working together with the Head of IT, you’ll be shaping business processes within IT Service Management,
undertaking projects to streamline existing practices using a combination of the Service Desk portal, SharePoint, and automation tools. As an IT Service Desk Technician, you’ll need to combine strong analytical skills and problemsolving abilities with excellent interpersonal skills; which are crucial to reconciling the sometimes contrasting needs of management, technical personnel and end-users. You will need the ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas easily to the wider business and have the ability to work as a team player, particularly in communicating and supporting other team members.

Working within a small team, you’ll have a keen eye for detail seeing where a process can be improved once it has been resolved for an end user either by documenting how it was fixed after resolution; or using automation tools to make it faster for next time. We’ll also expect you to keep up to date with latest technology developments and where appropriate, how we can best leverage its capabilities for Civic Engineers.

Your responsibilities:

  • Receiving, prioritising, dealing and escalation of tickets received via the Service Desk, Keeping stakeholders up to date with the progress of service requests
  • Liaising with 3rd party software vendors as and when required for escalation of Service desk tickets via email and phone
  • Reviewing and maintaining the Service Desk knowledge base articles
  • To work with the Head of IT to determine IT objectives that will improve business outcomes
  • Working with studios and colleagues to ensure effective operation of all IT systems, travelling to our studios to provide support where necessary.
  • Asset Management of our computing estate

Experience/Qualifications Required:

  • 2+ years prior experience in a Helpdesk role within a team required
  • ITIL Foundation certificate in IT Service Desk Management or similar required for this position
  • Experienced with Office 365 administration (Exchange, SharePoint, InTune, Azure AD)
  • Experienced with administration of Windows 10, Windows Server, and Mac OS operating systems
  • Experienced in PowerShell
  • Prior experience using a ticket management platform
  • Fundamental computer networking knowledge (addresses, subnets, VPNs)
  • Maintaining IT Knowledgebase articles
  • Full driving license – available to travel between our office locations (In line with government guidance) by car or train
  • Remote position, but commutable distance to our studios (Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, London)

Additional desirable skills & experience bonuses: 

  • Working knowledge of IT Security fundamentals (malware, phishing – vulnerability remediation a bonus)
  • Experience of Freshservice
  • Experience of working IT within engineering sector
  • Working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts
  • Working in a Kanban or Agile environment

Behaviour and professional commitment

  • Keeping up to date with current technologies which are appropriate to IT within our business area
  • Enthusiastic, confident, motivated and committed individual
  • End User Focused

We are an inclusive employer, committed to ensuring equality and diversity throughout our practice. We welcome applications from all suitably
qualified candidates.

We welcome applications from all suitable candidates including those looking for flexible working conditions or reduced hour contracts.

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