Posted Date:  18 May 2024
Posting End Date:  27- May- 24
Location:  Derby
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  £43,000 - £50,000

Senior Civil Design Engineer


What do you get if you cross an award winning, innovative, water company and over 300 dedicated team members? Our Design team of course!

Our ambitious and innovative projects (all 5000+ of them) help to combat the challenges of waste and water infrastructure, flooding and water quality. Being part of our inhouse designers means we can do the best by our customers and our water.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


Here at Severn Trent Water, we are on a very exciting journey!

This is an exciting time as we are expanding our wastewater infrastructure design team and have a Senior Design Engineer role within our team based in Derby.

Are you an experienced Senior Design Engineer, who has experience leading the development of wastewater infrastructure projects?


Well, if you are, read on.




We take around 3.1 billion litres of wastewater away from homes and businesses every day, including drainage from highways and public spaces. We have approximately 93,000km of sewers and over 1000 sewage treatment works within the Severn Trent Water region treating flows from hamlets through to some of Britain’s largest cities.


Our Design Team uses their technical skills to shape the wastewater strategies for the company; providing expert advice and capability to lead projects from feasibility through to detailed design to support the Severn Trent goals. You will work with our stakeholders, consultants, and contractors to extend and enhance our wastewater network assets to serve our communities and protect our rivers.


Reporting to the Design Manager, the Senior Design Engineer will provide design solutions for wastewater infrastructure schemes.  You will undertake feasibility, optioneering and design of projects to agreed timescales and budgets and undertake the role of Principal Designer in accordance with CDM regulations.


The Senior Design Engineer will drive H&S through design, undertake risk management, challenge standards, and ensure that appropriate support is provided to the Delivery and Commercial Teams so that projects are delivered safely, efficiently and on time.




With skill sets in mind, we need a qualified engineer with a proven track record in wastewater, water, or utility design.


Ideally qualified in a technical engineering or design related discipline and holding or working towards Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status, you will be an experienced engineer with an ability in wastewater infrastructure design. You will have experience of providing designs and specifications and a proven track record of delivering innovative wastewater infrastructure solutions.

You will have experience of working with a diverse team with different skillsets and building capability and mentoring other engineers. You will have a thorough understanding of implementing the CDM regulations throughout the project lifecycle and have a strong understanding of risk management in construction and design.


You will have excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people. You will be a forward-thinking innovator, capable of anticipating challenges and responding to change in a rapidly evolving environment. You will be able to make educated judgments and decisions in the face of ambiguity and have a good grasp of the bigger picture, seeking opportunities to contribute to the wider agenda.


As a Senior Design Engineer, you will be expected to demonstrate a range of project / programme management skills and have a track record of collaborative working with partner organisations and stakeholders. A Senior Design Engineers will also be expected to develop and mentor team members and other engineers.

Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us do just that.

We do more because we care.




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)

Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250, which is subject to eligibility)

Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 

Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate.

10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare

Dedicated training and development with our Academy

Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers.

Family friendly policies

Two paid volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!


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