Senior Civil Engineer

Are you an experienced Civil Engineer looking for your next opportunity?
Are you looking to develop your career whilst making a difference to local communities and the environment?
Can you help embed our resilience strategy into the workplace and help mentor and support developing member of the team?

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Civil Engineer to work as part of a highly motivated and successful team in our Leeds office, working primarily within our JV with Bentleys delivering Design and Build projects.

The role will involve provision of project leadership, governance and technical accountability on various appraisal and detailed design projects.  With a background in civil engineering, you will primarily be working on a range of design and construction projects within a ranging sector including flood risk management, infrastructure and environment asset management.

These projects make a difference to local communities and the environment, serving a range of public and private sector clients including regulators, local authorities, water utility and strategic construction companies. The work will include options appraisal, concept design and detailed scheme design through to construction.  It is expected that the candidate will mentor and manage staff and input to bid and tender preparation.  In addition, the successful candidate will support the Senior Management Team with strategic business development within JBA Consulting.

You will work closely with our Design Manager, Design lead, and technical staff from across JBA’s offices, on schemes for clients such as the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authorities, Canals and Rivers Trust, Associated British Ports / general Port Clients and the Coal Authority.

Main duties of the role include:

  • Experience in delivering Civil and Structural requirements for a multi-discipline team.
  • Development and Coordination of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Taking a technical leadership role and driving the design process to ensure project deliverables meet clients’ needs.
  • Championing technical innovation to improve efficiency and quality of delivery, ensuring effective engagement and uptake of latest methodologies and tools.
  • Providing insight and technical input to business development activities across JBA Bentley and the JBA Group
  • Building relationships with clients and wider JBA
  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designer’s responsibilities under CDM.


The post is within the Leeds, LS1 4BN city centre office.  A combination of office, site and remote working will be involved.

Key Information
  • Job Ref: JBB24-01
  • Closing date: 30.04.24
  • Location: Leeds
Downloads: Application Form Equality & diversity form

Qualifications and experience

Key competencies required for the role:

A degree (or equivalent) in civil and/or structural engineering is essential.  The applicant will be or working towards Chartered or Incorporated member of the ICE or IStructE.

You will have a full UK driving licence.

You will have a passion for progressing sustainable solutions and help our clients in seeking resilient infrastructure fit for the modern World.

We are looking for a hard-working, committed and enthusiastic individual, who can demonstrate effective communication and team working skills.

Further information:

Contact Ben Darville or Chris Thornton on t: 0113 426 8563

Note:  JBA run a comprehensive Graduate Scheme and recent graduates interested in working for us should apply via that route


Please send a completed JBA application form, together with a current CV to

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