Flood Risk and Drainage Engineer

Job Description

Does the dream engineering role really exist?

How about a role where you are valued as a trusted Subject Matter Expert who is not consumed by processes or admin for the sake of it. Delivering on interesting projects where quality is paramount whilst working within a friendly team.


Well, let us introduce you to Awcock Ward Partnership

Role: Flood Risk & Drainage Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Location: Exeter

Working Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 hours, Hybrid working opportunities

What’s it in for you?

- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

-All employees qualify for AWP quarterly profit-related bonus scheme

- ICE accredited training scheme, and support for professional qualifications through IEng and CEng.

- AWP contributions into Group Personal Pension.

- Life Cover

- Membership of the AWP Group Health Scheme

- Benefiz Flexi Pot; to spend on other company benefits such as the cycle purchase scheme, medical screening services, additional life/health insurance, Gym-flex membership etc

- Team away days

- Sick Pay

- Annual subscription of professional institutions

- Enhanced parental leave provision

What we are looking for


- 2:1 in Civil Engineering or another relevant subject

- 7 to 10 years’ experience (ideally) working in development planning

- Experience in flood risk, drainage strategy and design

- Comprehensive knowledge of the Flood Risk Assessment process and all that entails

- The ability to manage multiple workloads and your time affectively

- Experience in checking CAD work of others

- Good numeracy, analytical and report writing skills

- Good Commercial awareness

But most importantly someone who is;

- Friendly, approachable

- A Team player, trustworthy and dependable

- Level minded and able to listen to other people’s views

- Passionate about what they do

Then we want to hear from you!

The Role

You will be undertaking a Project Manager role within the Flood Risk and Drainage team. You will be leading and delivering several typical Drainage and Multi-disciplinary AWP projects simultaneously. You can expect this to include the following tasks:

- Client care/management

- Representing AWP within wider projects

- Co-ordinating inputs from other AWP teams

- Ensuring projects are delivered in time with agreed deadlines whilst maintaining quality in line with AWP Best Practice

- Training and Mentoring of supporting junior staff

- Provide Technical support to Senior Management team

- Make a positive contribution to the successful management of the team

Who are AWP?

AWP is an award-winning regional consultancy, providing specialist development planning and infrastructure services to the property industry. We aim to be a provider of high quality, good value professional services. Our proactive ethos is one of partnership working with our staff, clients, and co-professionals in the delivery of our projects.