Chartered River Engineer

About Amey

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world's biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions. ​


From complexity comes simplicity. ​ From better thinking, better solutions.

What is the purpose of this role?

Our multidisciplinary team encompasses Highway, Bridges and Civil structures, Drainage and River engineering, Geotechnical engineering, environmental consultancy, utilities, BIM, traffic and transportation. We pride ourselves in working collaboratively with each other and with our clients to deliver innovative and practical engineering design solutions.

As experts in our field, we are focused on technical excellence. We provide a supportive environment in which to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff to ensure careers thrive.

We are looking for people who can help deliver our significant current local workload and have a highways background specialising in highway design or drainage and River engineering (hydraulics/hydrology).

What will this role involve?

In a typical week you will:

  • Develop designs in accordance with the Client's requirements and relevant design standards to achieve cost effective solutions
  • Assist in the development and supervision of project team members
  • Help carry out competency appraisal processes subject to suitable level of supervision
  • Represent the business stream in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Preparation and monitoring of the budget for projects including the planning, monitoring and reporting of project resources and finances
  • Prepare and check of feasibility studies, appraisal / assessment reports and other written documents
  • Development of engineering solutions and presentation of engineering options
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic design calculations & overseeing junior staff
  • Produce and check design concepts, design details, drawings specifications and other technical documents


What are we looking for?

Get in touch with us if:

  • Chartered Engineer, or near chartered status
  • Bachelors (preferably Masters) degree in Civil Engineering, accredited by the Engineering council
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety Legislation and CDM Regulations
  • Experience of delivering competent designs of minor and major road schemes for trunk and local roads
  • Preferable Working knowledge of the Green book, 'HM Treasury Green Book: appraisal and evaluation in central government' and the 'Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management: A Manual for Economic Appraisal (Multi-coloured Manual)'
  • Demonstrable experience in River and hydraulic design and familiarity with associated CIRIA publications.
  • Working knowledge of Cycle by Design, Roads for All and Sustrans Design documents Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW).
  • Experience of delivering competent designs of minor and major River and drainage schemes


Behavioural competencies

  • Compliance with all relevant technical standards
  • Delivery of all the specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the quality required
  • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious, motivator who leads by example and has mentoring capabilities
  • Good relationships with all external parties are maintained to enhance the reputation of the company and the delivery of projects to the customer

Technical competencies

  • Experience of delivering competent designs of minor and major road schemes for trunk and local roads
  • The ability to work on your own initiative on technical matters and provide mentoring to others within the team
  • Client focused with an appetite to deliver within budget and to programme
  • Understanding of H&S


  • Build relationships with external clients & stakeholders including, Local Authorities and Government Departments, Councillors etc.
  • Communicate with members of the public



What makes this role unique?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have impact, making a genuine difference to people's lives. It's what makes a career with us unlike any other.

We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be you, because your individuality is an asset. You'll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.

You'll work in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You'll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You'll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.

We don't believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask better questions to arrive at better answers because we learn from each other's perspectives. And this means better outcomes for our clients our communities and ourselves.


  • Location

    Belfast, County Antrim

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Engineering

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    Full-time Flexible

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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