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Associate Civil Engineer

SLR Consulting
Bristol/Bradford on Avon
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

SLR has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced civil engineer to join its busy Civil & Structural Engineering team at Associate or Principal grade. The successful applicant will be based in either our Bradford on Avon or Bristol office and support our existing established civil & structural engineering team, and will act as project manager and or lead designer on a number of projects across the infrastructure, power, industry and built environment sectors.

SLR’s Engineering team boasts a wealth of expertise across the European region (and wider global business) within diverse sectors including water, mining, waste, power, infrastructure, and the built environment. The team provides clients with expertise at all project stages, including:

  • Planning;
  • Feasibility;
  • Outline and detailed designs;
  • Liaison with statutory bodies;
  • Overall Project and Programme Management;
  • Development and Preparation of Technical Specifications;
  • Preparation of Tender Packages and Tender Evaluation; and
  • Commercial support throughout the lifecycle of a project.

About us

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 3400 staff across 6 regions – including over 1200 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business, providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life

About the role:

If successful, you will work independently and within a team to deliver projects and assist with proposal development. You will act as a project manager, lead designer, write proposals and manage clients and the interface with clients. You will lead on projects and will be expected to mentor and coach other engineers within the team and support the sector and client leads across the business.

Within SLR, as a multidisciplinary consutlancy with a "one team" culture at its core, you will have the opportunity to work closely with other disciplines across the business including the Advisory, Environmental Management and Compliance, Land and Water and Environmental Specialist Services Groups. You will have the opportunity to work within an experienced team and be involved in a series of exciting challenges with one of the leading environmental and engineering consultancies in the UK. You will have the opportunity to work and travel across Europe and internationally.

About you:

If you are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you. In order to be successful, we'd envisage that you would be able to demonstrate:

  • A solid track record managing projects, working in the UK on civil engineering projects.
  • Experience of leading and managing teams of professional, engineering and operational staff in a project, consultancy or contracting environment inc proposal and tender writing experience
  • Strong leadership, project management, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, and managing, mentoring and coaching staff
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UK engineering guidance.
  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or similar
  • Member of Institute of Civil Engineers or similar
  • Must have a full, current, driving licence valid in the UK.
  • IT literate, word, excel, MS Project
  • Procurement and specification writing
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Well organised
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Honest and reliable

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SLR Consulting is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and our expectations go beyond purely complying with legislation. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and who we choose to be. We embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within and outside our organisation. We respect and celebrate difference to ensure SLR is a place where everyone feels included, is encouraged to be their authentic self and has opportunities to grow.

Across Europe, our DE&I agenda is driven forward through our DE&I Committee, which actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion across both our internal processes and our client work. Globally, our Global Culture & Diversity Council brings together representatives from across our regions to share ideas and best practice that can be incorporated into our global policies, enabling greater transparency and supporting the development of an inclusive culture, inclusive approaches to policies and practices, and to personal behaviours.

We welcome applications from everybody, regardless of their background, and particularly invite those from groups who are currently under-represented in our business to apply, such as women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

To apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you, so click apply or you can submit your application at:


Organisations across the world today are facing unprecedented pressure to take an active part in creating a more sustainable and just future.

SLR exists to support clients on this journey. Our strategic, engineering and technical teams take the pain out of navigating the ever-shifting context of sustainable business and support you in Making Sustainability Happen.

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