Senior Drainage & Infrastructure Engineer

Are you an experienced Civil Engineer?
Do you have an interest and experience in drainage/infrastructure design?

We are seeking experienced civil engineers at or approaching senior level to support our growing work in the infrastructure sector – primarily in drainage design but with highways, pavements and earthwork strategy experience also desirable.  If you join us, you will lead technical work for civil/drainage engineering projects, along with fluvial and highways schemes.  The role will involve leading and/or supporting civil engineering design and delivery of a variety of projects and will include guiding and mentoring more junior civil engineers.  You will also undertake site work and input to bid and tender preparation.

Current projects include a range of drainage design schemes for major developments in England and Wales, flood storage proposals and fluvial engineering projects for the environment agency under the NGSA frameworks, along with drainage strategies for smaller developments and optioneering for SuDS and flood defence projects.


We have infrastructure teams in offices right across the UK and are open to applicants from any location. JBA supports agile working which provides for greater flexibility with the way that we work. 

Key Information
  • Job Ref: RSO23-13
  • Closing date: 30.04.24
  • Location: UK
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Qualifications and experience

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for people to join us who are passionate about delivering sustainable design solutions for our clients; people who work collaboratively and are open to new ways of working and emerging technologies. 

The right candidate will be able to effectively manage workload in a busy and dynamic environment and be willing to take ownership of issues and work autonomously to find solutions.  

We have a strong culture of developing people and are looking for people actively pursuing professional qualification or continuing to expand their knowledge and experience.

The experience and skills we are ideally seeking are broad, and we do not expect candidates to have them all.  We welcome applications from people who meet the qualification and experience requirements of most of the points below.

  • Experience in taking a technical leadership role on design projects, leading others and driving quality processes to ensure deliverables meet clients’ needs.
  • Experience with drainage modelling software such as Microdrainage or Infodrainage.
  • Knowledge and experience in detailed design of Sustainable Drainage Systems and adoptable drainage networks.
  • Experience in safety in design, Designer’s responsibilities under CDM and sustainable design.
  • Experience in project and contract management and the Specification for Highway Works would be desirable but is not a core prerequisite.
  • Knowledge of CAD and/or earthworks modelling packages such as Civil 3D and AutoCAD would also desirable but not essential.

Further information:

Contact Luke Virgo on t : 01444 473652

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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