Graduate Opportunity

Principal Engineer - Water Management

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The Exciting Opportunity

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join our growing, Water Team as we widen our skills to remain at the forefront of our industry.  We’re looking for someone to join us in embracing dynamic shift our industry is facing.

Do you have solid technical delivery experience? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to embrace digital platforms to shape the future of the design delivery?

Our team’s offer to the market is unique. Arcadis provides Design and Consultancy services in combination with deep expertise in built assets.Our Water Team is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are both diverse and technically demanding.  We also provide global opportunities as we embrace cross-region collaboration.

We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of a variety of technical projects for clients such as the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water, Welsh Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, Canal & River Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Local Authorities to enhance the UK’s water environment.  We’d like you to join us and share our success.

Improve lives. Start with yours.

Improve lives. Start with yours.

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Associate / Technical Directors, this role is responsible for managing the technical delivery of projects.  You will be required to meet budget, timeframe and quality targets, meet or exceed client expectations, manage interfaces internally and externally and positively contribute to the achievement of the divisional business plan and the overall success of our team.

Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar discipline.

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer professional status ( open to discipline ).  

Essential Experience:

  • Significant post chartership experience of outline and detailed design of infrastructure projects typical of our client base.

  • Wider design and/or construction related experience within the UK Civil Engineering sector.

  • Experience of leading design and the management of multidisciplinary teams.

  • Outgoing personality and outcome focused mind set.

  • Ability to lead by example, with interpersonal skills to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Good motivation, influencing and people management skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, with the talent to think effectively and clearly and implement effective solutions.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of BIM led design and Civils 3D.

  • Experience of hydraulic design.

  • Experience working with and developing graduate engineers

  • NEC Contract experience, including administration or fulfilling the role of Site Supervisor. 


We’re hard to pin down as a business. But while our work spans many disciplines - from consultancy to engineering and architecture to cost management, it’s united under a common vision. We see people where others see projects, and we recognise that when we design environments, we impact lives. We’re here to show the magnitude of that opportunity to the world. To bring it to life for our clients and the customers they serve.

A career for the big thinkers:

Our vision needs people who see the bigger picture. Who bring their expertise to life with spark and imagination. Seeing possibility where others see limits.

Finally - and most importantly - you’ll be offered an environment where you can go anywhere. A highly competitive remuneration package; a pension scheme that matches to 8%; the best development programmes in the industry; and a working culture where you can finally put your ideas and potential into practice.

If that speaks to you, talk to us!


How to Apply

Job ID Number: AUK012YH
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Birmingham
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