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HWA is a small, owner-managed practice delivering high quality engineering services to our valued clients. We pride ourselves on a flexible approach to all aspects of our business.

We work together as a close-knit team and view our staff as our greatest asset. This is reflected in the way we reward them. Each staff member has the opportunity to define their role and play a part in shaping the business. We place high importance on professional development and will support your ongoing learning nurturing your professional skills with numerous opportunities for training.

We are looking for exceptional talent to be part of our team as we implement our five-year plan. Your abilities and approach will make a difference to our business.

We currently have 2 positions available, please see the details below.

What We Can Offer You

An attractive salary package

Profit share bonus

Flexible holidays, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy (or sell) extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement or salary

Contributory Pension Scheme, we will contribute up to 5%

Training as appropriate to suit your professional development

Professional subscription, where applicable, we will make a payment for one professional subscription a year

Long service awards

Personal well-being allowances

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme by Health Assured

Cycle to Work, get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme

We aim to maintain an active social calendar

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Senior/Principal Engineer (Reporting)

About The Role

We are looking to strengthen our successful Structural Engineers Reports team. This team is highly regarded and primarily investigates structural/building problems and advises on remedial actions. It also undertakes small scale structural design projects. Our clients are in both domestic and commercial sectors.

The successful candidate will either hold Chartered Engineer status through membership of either the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), or be very close to achieving it.

While the role available is full time, we are also open to accommodating a reduced working week of no less than 22.5 hours. Hybrid home/office working is also a possibility, making this an attractive opportunity for those seeking work-life balance.

If you are a driven and meticulous engineer, eager to contribute to our dynamic team, we encourage you to explore this opportunity further. Please take a moment to review the key responsibilities below and consider if this role aligns with your career aspirations.

Key responsibilities

  • Investigation: Engage in thorough examinations of structural and building problems to identify defects and their causes. Research, review and understand documents prepared by other professionals that relate to and inform the outputs of the role.
  • Remedial Solutions: Determine effective and innovative remedial actions to address defects and their causes.
  • Report Writing: Create detailed, clear, and concise reports, ensuring they meet the highest professional and company quality standards.
  • Effective Communication: Collaborate proactively and communicate effectively with team members and others to share insights, seek advice, and contribute to collective problem-solving.
  • Assignment Management: Monitor time and resources to ensure assignments are ‘on plan’ in relation to fees and budget, taking action and escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Fee Management: Determine fees in accordance with company policies, ensuring invoices are raised in a timely manner.
  • Client Engagement: Collaborate closely with our domestic and commercial clients to understand their unique needs and deliver tailored solutions.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all outputs adhere to industry standards and all relevant regulations.

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

  • Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering and either Chartered Engineer status or the expectation thereof shortly
  • Experience in the construction industry providing structural investigation services
  • Excellent communication skills, including effective report writing and explaining findings verbally, considering the needs of non-technical clients
  • Ability to carry out simple structural design using both hand calculations and computer-based techniques
  • A good working knowledge of other engineering disciplines and the wider aspects of construction
  • Competence in using administrative software packages, including Microsoft Office
  • Full UK driving licence

Location

Our office is based in Radcliffe on Trent, which has ample free parking and excellent transport links. We also have co-working office space in Nottingham city centre and are happy for our team to work from home for part of each week. Flexibility is important to us and we are keen that we all work from a location to our mutual benefit.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter stating which position you are applying for, to our Practice Manager, Michaela Towers – michaela.towers@hwaconsulting.co.uk

Civil Engineer

About the Role

We are looking for a new team member to support the growth of our Civil Engineering team. The successful candidate will play an important to a variety of projects across the UK role delivering civil engineering design solutions including:

  • External Works design
  • Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) Design
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Highways Design
  • Earthworks Analysis
  • Drainage Strategy Design


This will typically entail the development and delivery of technical civil engineering solutions to the working stages of projects including private external works and drainage, adoptable highways and drainage design approvals. The role will be externally facing in delivery and there will be the opportunity to be involved with pre planning strategic stages. The role would suit someone with civil engineering detailed design experience looking to progress and develop this knowledge in a small, flexible business environment. Experience of Sustainable Drainage Systems, highways and drainage adoption process would be beneficial.

Location

There are options in working location between our office in Radcliffe on Trent, which has ample free parking and excellent transport links and a co-working office space in Nottingham city centre. Hybrid working is adopted to suit the needs of our staff and our business. Flexibility is important to us and we are keen that we all work from a location to our mutual benefit.

About You

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

  • A diligent work ethic, keen to deliver a quality service
  • Experience in the detailed design of external works, earthworks and drainage
  • Knowledge of relevant software packages including MicroDrainage, Flow, AutoCAD and ground modelling packages
  • Knowledge of Highways Design Standards and Sewers for Adoption
  • A sound grasp of key engineering principles
  • Strong communication, personal effectiveness and team working capabilities

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a short covering letter stating which position you are applying for, to our Practice Manager, Michaela Towers – michaela.towers@hwaconsulting.co.uk