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Senior Surface Water Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Senior Surface Water Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a leading global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. We work hand-in-hand with our clients, across every aspect of transport, energy and the built environment to build a more balanced, sustainable and resilient world. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience and a team of 16,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. Joining our Group means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry and the planet.

We are currently seeking a Senior Surface Water Engineer to join our team and this role can be based out of our Dartford, South Mimms or Leatherhead offices.

Job description


  • Assessing all potential route causes for surface water problems, considering maintenance of whole highway drainage network, condition of highway drainage assets, geometry of highway & adjacent land, local surface water drainage, any other relevant causes 
  • Identifying the need, scoping, commissioning, and reviewing results from studies / surveys / models 
  • Identification, risk-based appraisal and making recommendations for changes to: network operations; maintenance; or improvements to assets to address route causes 
  • Producing reports that clearly and concisely explain the problems and possible solutions 
  • Produce and deliver high-level briefing notes to directors within CPS, CP and National Highways 
  • Undertaking suitable surface water / drainage modelling 


  • Experience in dealing with complex surface water and drainage sites and identifying route case of surface water problems 
  • Experienced in the design of drainage networks (including highway drainage 
  • Experience in scoping, delivering and interpretation of results from surface water and drainage modelling. 
  • Including understanding of modelling limitations and considerations in selecting appropriate modelling techniques 
  • Understanding of the responsibilities placed on different duty holders under the various land drainage and flood defense regulations; including the Environment Agency,
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities, District and Borough Councils, Water and sewerage companies, Internal Drainage Boards, and highways authorities 
  • Understanding of climate change and impact on design, operation, and maintenance surface water networks 



We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.

Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

0-Without graduation

Minimum level of experience required