Job Information


£60,000 + £75,000


North West




Civil Engineering Consultancy


Associate Civil Engineer

Sub Discipline:

Associate Civil Engineer



Job Description

Vertical Recruitment is thrilled to partner with a distinguished engineering and environmental design consultancy renowned for its technical prowess and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. The consultancy has received multiple accolades, including the prestigious ACE Best Large Consultancy of the Year 2022 award, solidifying their status as industry leaders. Additionally, their Platinum Investors in People (IIP) rating exemplifies their dedication to their workforce, positioning them as a sought-after employer of choice.

They place substantial emphasis on investing in their employees, ensuring that every individual has the resources necessary to cultivate a remarkable career. They undertake extensive research, benchmarking, and regular review of salaries and benefits to ensure alignment with industry standards and to provide a competitive compensation package.

By prioritising the growth and development of their people, this consultancy creates an environment where employees can thrive professionally. Their commitment to excellence extends beyond technical expertise, as they consistently demonstrate their dedication to fostering a supportive and rewarding workplace culture.

What you’ll be doing

Our client is proud to have become a Highways England Regional Delivery Partner and you will be a key player in the delivery of the overall Highways England framework and lead the design delivery of this scheme and future framework schemes across the northwest, northeast, and Yorkshire.
You will be responsible for ensuring the overall design is delivered to the right standards and play a key role in our client team.

In addition, you will increase their highway design capability and relevant Highways England experience, further develop their infrastructure service, and undertake a strategic role on the Highways England framework.

Their Transport and Infrastructure Group combines this requisite expertise with innovative thinking. They also do it in a manner that enables them to focus on the delivery of high quality, value engineered infrastructure capable of serving our nation’s current and future needs.

Their talented and experienced Infrastructure Design teams fuse local knowledge with national design standards and legislation in a manner that enables them to undertake a wide variety of projects ranging from local improvements to major highway works and complex multi-modal transport interchanges.

What you’ll bring

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Experience of working with Highways England and / or Local Authorities on major road schemes is essential for this position
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • A ‘self-starter’ with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed
  • Commercially aware with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships
  • A visible and participative technical leader, willing and able to take responsibility and be held to account for the technical performance and advancement of the team
  • An ability to help build and develop a strong team through the mentoring and support provided to the team members
  • Technical independence within the field of highway design
  • Reliable and trustworthy; acts with consistency and integrity at all times

What they offer:

  • Values Driven Culture and Empowering you to be your most authentic self
  • Car or Car allowance
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday with the option to purchase more pension
  • Life Assurance 4 x salary
  • Wellbeing support – qualified confidential support through Westfield Health
  • Pension – matches 5% of your salary into your pension to help save for the future.
  • Healthcare cash plan and Paid Sick Leave

Driving your own experience

  • Hybrid working
  • Access to personalised fully funded Learning & Development opportunities.
  • Charterships
  • Paid professional subscriptions.
  • Perkbox – Access to exclusive savings, discounts, free advice and benefits
  • Cycle to Work
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Regular social events
  • Long service reward scheme

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Amber Moran

Amber Moran

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