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Senior Civil Engineer - Hybrid

SLR Consulting
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

With an increasingly busy forward workload, SLR’s busy, established Civil & Structural Engineering team in Edinburgh has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our team to support engineering projects. 

The successful candidate will hold or be working towards Chartered Structural or Civil Engineer status (IStructE or ICE) and be required to project manage Civil and Structural engineering projects from feasibility through the design, tender and construction phases to final handover.

Applications are sought from candidates who can demonstrate a strong background in Civil Engineering consultancy, ideally with expertise in managing engineering projects in a commercial consultancy environment. 

The Role
Duties will be varied but will include:
•    Managing / overseeing projects, advising clients on engineering projects such as power, general infrastructure and waste management facilities, and residential throughout Scotland and across the UK;
•    The role requires a working knowledge of engineering design (reinforced concrete, steel, earthworks, drainage and external works design), programme management, engineering contracts (NEC3/4, FIDIC etc), together with experience of the tender process and management of construction projects.
•    Report writing and technical review of other team members work;
•    Supervision / mentoring of engineering staff;
•    Liaising with other professionals in other UK offices;
•    Assisting more senior team members in seeking opportunities through coordinated business development to expand the civil & structural engineering services and capabilities.
•    You will manage and provide assistance on a diverse range of engineering projects, across sectors including power (wind farms, sub-stations), infrastructure (waste facilities, general developments) and built environmental (residential etc).

About us  
SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 3000+ employees across 6 regions – including over 1000 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 with a company pension plus excellent 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 flexible, agile and hybrid working which enables staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

About you
You should be able to demonstrate:
•    Strong team player with good communication, organisation, and numerical skills.  A flexible approach to changing priorities as well as an ability to work accurately under pressure is also required.
•    Demonstrable experience working in a comparable role on civil engineering projects, preferably within consultancy; and a good knowledge of relevant UK legislation and standards associated with Civil & Structural Engineering.
•    Demonstrable consultancy/commercial experience post-graduation including project/budget management, and team supervision. 
•    Working engineering design knowledge reinforced concrete, steel, earthworks, drainage and external works design), programme management, engineering contracts (NEC3/4, FIDIC).
•    Knowledge/experience of tendering process.
•    A general understanding of civil engineering principles is vital.  
•    A full driving licence valid in the UK.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SLR
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and our expectations go beyond purely complying with legislation. Through our Regional DE&I Committees, Global Council and Employee Networks, we foster an inclusive environment where all individuals regardless of their background can thrive.

We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of their background, including those from groups that are currently underrepresented at SLR, such as: LGBTQ+ people, ethic minority groups, women, and individuals with visible or invisible disabilities, including those who are neurodivergent.

For more information on our commitment to DE&I, and the great work we are doing, please click here: and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To apply
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Should you require any special adjustments throughout the recruitment process with us, please let us know. As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we seek to ensure all applicants have equitable support when applying to SLR.​​​​


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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