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Senior Drainage Engineer

Dorset, Hampshire

Type: Permanent, Salaried

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location 

An introduction to our unique company… 

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK. We specialise in secondment services, providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time.  Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies.

We take pride in supporting our colleagues throughout their careers. We’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard.  This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer.

We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it. 

Your career with Waterman Aspen… 

You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as Senior Drainage will see you as a key member of the South team and you can expect: 

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills 
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your technical progression 
  • Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills 
  • The flexibility to broaden your horizons with each new secondment, without changing your employer
  • Career development and training to reach your professional or academic qualification goals supported by our own network of mentors and managers
  • Paid subscription to a professional body of your choice 
  • Regular social events and volunteering opportunities

Experience required… 


  • UK experience of working on public, private or third sector drainage design projects.
  • Competency using UK standards such as DRMB, TSRGD, Manual for Street, MCHW, CDM and local authority standards.
  • Ability to design all aspects of drainage from concept to detailed design.
  • Experience of drainage design interfaces (e.g. highways, rail, geotechnical, environmental, structural etc.)
  • Ability to prepare reports and specifications and to collect and assimilate other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.
  • Ability to work unsupervised within your area of specialism (at the appropriate level)
  • Ability to lead project teams through delegation and management, mentoring junior staff.
  • Willingness to travel within the region if required
  • A relevant qualification in an Engineering/Technical discipline or equivalent experience in the UK
  • Achieved or working towards professional membership/accreditation with an industry recognised Professional Body
  • The legal right to work in the UK


  • Working knowledge of hydraulic modelling software such as Micro Drainage.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar.
  • Familiarity with 3D design tools and BIM.
  • Experienced in S278, S38, S104 and S106 design and applications.
  • A full UK driving licence

You’ll get this and so much more… 

As a salaried colleague, you’ll get a salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package: 

  • Company car or car allowance 
  • Contribution to commuting mileage 
  • Permanent health insurance 
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy up to 5 more), in addition to the normal public holidays (based on a 40 hour week, pro rata for part-time colleagues) 
  • Company pension contribution 
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits 
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community