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Burns & McDonnell Drainage Designer - Transmission & Distribution (Multiple Locations, UK) in Glasgow, United Kingdom


A Staff Civil Designer (Drainage) will perform various phases of planning, proposal preparation, site evaluations, analytical designs, report preparation, specifications, and preparation of construction documentation and environmental plans as part of a project team. This position will work on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Design civil engineering projects including but not limited to Sustainable Urban Drainage Solutions (SUDS), preparation of foul and surface water drainage strategies and hydraulic modelling of the proposed solutions.

  • Producing high quality deliverables, such as drainage reports and flood risk assessments.

  • Develop drawings for production work including problem analysis, design layout and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Execute variety of civil design assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.

  • Execute changes to designs or sketches and mark-ups on ongoing projects.

  • Analyze reports, maps, drawings, tests, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design projects.

  • Responsible for incorporating design codes and specifications related to design requirements.

  • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule.

  • Review schedules, budgets and project criteria into civil design and layouts.

  • Responsible for revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information storage in a logical and well-structured manner.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or HNC/HND in drafting technology or related field and

  • 4 years related experience or associate's degree and 4 years related experience.

  • Expert understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables.

  • Knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.

  • Knowledge in the theory and practices of civil discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Other Locations GB-Birmingham UK, GB-Glasgow, UK-Glasgow

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 231304

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JA #UKO N/A