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Senior Engineer


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As the Senior Engineer, you will provide engineering designs and support at all stages of the development process, from initial viability advice to design development, gaining technical consent and providing advice to all other departments and selected contractors during construction. Assess and appraise consultant’s designs for suitability and to ensure the designs are the most cost effective, compliant with legislation and practical. 

Commission and manage consultants, for civil and structural designs, ensuring all information is available and competent for use in tendering, production and in the procurement of technical consents. Liaising with NHBC to ensure all appropriate standards pre-construction have been met, and throughout the project ensuring all conditional items are concluded satisfactorily. 

What you will do:

Preparation of viabilities 

  • Have the ability to interpret geo-technical reports and make recommendations. 
  • Be capable of preparing initial site designs and constraints plans at an early stage. 
  • Procuring designs and quotes for new utility proposals. 
  • Fully understand the CDM regulations and demonstrate a working knowledge. 

Resolve engineering issues as part of planning application. 

  • Prepare civils designs (using relevant design software) for proposed development sites  
  • Manage consultants in road, sewer, levels, cut and fill designs, to satisfy planning whilst maintaining the most competitive and practical solution. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage external consultants to resolve any further engineering issues. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage statutory bodies such as Highway Authorities, Local Authorities, Water Companies (Scottish Water) & Environment Agency (SEPA) to resolve any engineering issues. 
  • Work with the project team to add value and secure the best planning consent and engineering solution for the company. 

Ensure compliance with building regulations and NHBC standards. 

  • Provide design support to the D&P team to ensure the clearance of Building Warrants 
  • Manage consultants in the preparation of foundations and plot drainage. 
  • Monitor and resolve any CML issues during the construction phase to ensure timely completion of plots. 

Ensure all information is available for concept meeting / pre tender / pre start / site start. 

  • Prepare civils designs (using relevant design software) for proposed development sites along with managing the provision of structural and geotechnical designs from consultants and utilities provision 
  • Securing all technical approvals necessary for a competent site start 
  • Ensure all engineering drawings and details are available and checked, in advance of start on site including foundations, sub- structure, highways, sewerage, utilities and any remediation proposals. 
  • Procure technical approval for highways / RCC / sewerage/ land drainage /utilities/ foul and surface water drainage/ any other relevant technical consents.
  • Procure and manage utilities i.e. existing and proposed – at all key stages. 
  • Ensure deed plans and setting out drawings for all plots are available. 
  • Input into LEADR/ Site Specific Environmental Action Plans / CDM / Health and Safety / Environmental issues. 
  • Prepare and supply tender documentation for specialist designs such as piled foundations / grouting /ground improvement and review designs prior to site start.

Health, Safety & Environment 

  • Implement a high level of CDM, identifying foreseeable risk in designs and taking action to design risk out, in line with company policy. 
  • Clear understanding of industry operating practices such as Health, Safety & Environment and how these should be incorporated into designs. 
  • Discharge the Designers responsibilities under CDM regulations 


  • Securing all technical approvals necessary for a competent site start. 
  • Dealing with site queries and providing engineering support to the production team 
  • Attend pre tender / pre start / site start / regular site meetings / customer/client meetings / specification reviews and any other relevant meeting as required under the company’s operating framework. 
  • Undertake regular site visits. 
  • Any other duties as required. 

What you will have:

  • Extensive experience in engineering issues gained within the housebuilding industry e.g. roads and sewers, foundations, land drainage, utilities, etc. 
  • IT/Computer literate 
  • A high level of proficiency in AutoCad / PDS / Windes / Microdrainage 
  • Ability to undertake civil engineering design in-house and to manage and assess external designs 
  • Thorough understanding of technical and regulatory requirements 
  • Ability to interpret geotechnical and environmental reports and make suitable recommendations 
  • Demonstrate a track record of producing technical site appraisals 
  • Thorough knowledge of assessment of ground conditions for foundation and sub- structure design 
  • Thorough knowledge of remediation techniques and methodology 
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise 
  • Track record of negotiating successful technical approvals 
  • Undertaking how to create value from design and the impact of the business of design changes 
  • Established relationships with key enablers in the engineering field 

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes, paid wet days as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. To read more about what it’s like to work with us then have a look at our Glassdoor profile by clicking here.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
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House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

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