Design Engineer - Civil Engineering Infrastructure (Highways and Drainage), Derby hos COWI

3084011/06/2019United KingdomBridge, Tunnel and Marine

COWI holds a key position in design of infrastructure projects. We are looking for a Design Engineer for our office in Derby- are you ready to join our team of top-professionals and engaged colleagues working for improving the infrastructure across the globe?
Since 1930, COWI has pushed the boundaries of design through our involvement on major infrastructure projects worldwide. As part of COWI's Bridge, Tunnel and Marine Structures (BTM) business line, we manage our projects from offices located in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Middle East, India, SE Asia and North America.
With a full set of world-class competencies within tunnelling and infrastructure engineering, combined with local presence and experience, our talented and dedicated professionals are ready to take on the most complex projects anywhere in the world – no matter how large or small.
In the UK, COWI UK's specialist tunnelling business have in-depth experience in civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and M&E including the development of underground space and infrastructure. We offer a dynamic work environment where multi-cultural teams from all over the world strive for the best results; we are recognised as a centre of excellence for quality, innovation and are the client’s first choice. Our philosophy of getting it ‘right first time’ in tandem with producing alternative designs to ensure safe, economic and sustainable solutions has firmly established COWI as a leader in its field.


This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career and work for one of the industry's foremost tunnelling and civil engineering companies, based from our Derby office.
You will have a broad range of design experience, gained on a wide range of civil engineering and infrastructure projects and you will be looking to join an established team of professional engineers and develop your knowledge and skills.


You hold a Master's degree in civil or structural engineering (Bachelor's degree also considered subject to experience) and ideally you will be nearing chartered engineer status (CENG, MICE). You have post graduate experience working in a design environment in the UK on a range of civil engineering projects that could include, highways, drainage, developments, rail or civil infrastructure.
Furthermore, you recognise your profile in the following statements:
  • You will be familiar with the DMRB and drainage/flood risk legislation
  • Experience of Civil 3D or PDS Design Software
  • Experience of Microdrainage Design Software
  • You will have the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ideally, you will have project management experience
  • You will have excellent communication skills in IT, verbal and written forms (in English)
  • You will hold a full UK driving licence


As a Design engineer, you will be accountable for the development of conceptual designs and the production of detailed designs for a variety of highways, drainage, earthworks and civil engineering infrastructure projects and liaising with clients and other stakeholders.
The role will offer you significant opportunities for skills and career development and the chance to be mentored by some of the industry's most respected engineers.
Furthermore, your role involves:
  • Assisting in the development of conceptual design
  • Production of engineering design and details in accordance with project requirements
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports and checking of drawings
  • Checking of design calculations and drawings done by other engineers
  • Project Management
  • Attend client meetings
  • Visits to site as required


At COWI, we offer exciting careers and emphasise personal development, accountability and independence in everything we do.
We maintain a great social environment and provide many opportunities to influence your own development through targeted training, coaching and knowledge sharing.
You will be part of an open and informal working environment with good working conditions, health insurance and flexible staff benefits. We have good social environment where we work development-oriented, and where coaching and knowledge sharing are some of the essential elements.


Please click the below link and follow the simple steps to upload your CV and commence what could be the next and most fulfilling chapter in your career to date.

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