Flood Risk and Drainage vacancy
AWP is an award-winning regional consultancy, providing specialist development planning and infrastructure services to the property industry.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced person to join our drainage team, at a salary and grade reflective of capabilities, to support our growing workload.
Who are we looking for?
We are keen to speak to people with experience in drainage, flood risk, and working as part of a wider team of professionals, to help deliver schemes through the planning process. Your current job title is not so important, but you are likely to have been a graduate in a related subject, and gained a number of years’ experience already working in the industry during which time you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the drainage process and all that entails. Above all though we would like to hear from people with a passion for what they do.
What can you expect from the role?
You can expect to work on a wide variety of projects across all sectors around the south-west region and further afield. To give you a flavour, we are currently working on:
· Major mixed-use urban extensions in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset
· City Centre regeneration schemes in Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol.
· Delivery of new employment land in Mid Devon and Teignbridge.
· Leisure and tourism schemes in Devon and Somerset.
· Renewable energy facilities in Dorset
· Affordable housing and local employment sites to support the rural economy at various sites across the region.
· And many many more…
We are looking for somebody with sufficient experience to lead the flood risk and drainage input on projects like these, with support from senior colleagues and our wider team of drainage engineers and technicians. You would also work closely with engineers in AWP’s Transport Planning and Development Infrastructure teams, collaborating to deliver for our clients in line with agreed program and budgets.
With one eye on the future, we are seeking a colleague who can see themselves growing their career with us over the long-term, and a desire to step up to take on greater management and leadership responsibilities of Drainage over time. AWP has a relatively flat company structure, and as a potential future Team Leader there would be the opportunity to join the wider AWP Management Team.
What would it be like working for AWP?
AWP has a team of almost 40 engineers, transport planners and technicians, and we believe this makes us the largest team specialising in our field of the industry operating in the region. We all have ties with Devon and the Exeter area, and we are very proud to be a part of the dynamic community in the city.
The south-west region is a beautiful and truly wonderful place to live and work. The main urban hubs of Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol are all university cities, with vibrant cultural and leisure scenes. However, the peninsular is also home to some of the most diverse and spectacular countryside, including the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, South Hams and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and some world famous surfing beaches on the North Devon and North Corwall Coast.
We have recently moved to new premises at Pynes Hill, which has easy access to local residential areas by foot, the Exeter wide cycle network, as well as bus and rail links into the city centre and out into East Devon. It is also very handy for the M5 and A30.
Our office has desk space for everybody, as well as numerous meeting rooms and break-out space for collaboration with colleagues. However, we are also embracing the opportunities of Agile Working and the advantages that can offer in terms of work-life balance, and we are fully set up for remote home working as well.
AWP is a partnership as the name suggests, and we take pride in sharing our success with everybody that has contributed towards it. That’s why everybody at AWP qualifies for our quarterly profit-related bonus scheme, and we think that’s pretty unique in our industry.
Other benefits available working at AWP include:
· ICE accredited training scheme, and support for professional qualifications through IEng, CEng or TPP.
· AWP contributions into Group Personal Pension.
· Life Cover
· Membership of the AWP Group Health Scheme
· Benefiz Flexi Pot; to spend on other company benefits such as the cycle purchase scheme, medical screening services, additional life/health insurance, Gym-flex membership etc.
· 2 x Annual subscriptions for professional institutions.
What do others say?
Don’t just take our word for it – have a look at what others are saying about AWP as a place to work.
We currently hold Investors in People Gold Standard, and our IIP Examiner described AWP as 'one of the strongest organisations I’ve worked with…. the only advice I can offer is to keep doing what you’re doing’.
We have been listed in the New Civil Engineer NCE 100 Awards two years in a row and shortlisted in three categories.
We have also won many accolades for our apprenticeship programme, and the 2019 SPACE Employee Initiative Award designed to celebrate local companies who “go above and beyond” to create a positive environment for their staff to work in.
Ok, sounds good - so where do I apply?
All you need to do is drop a line to our Operations Manager, Sophie Brewer, by following the link on this page. A copy of your CV, together with a few words about how you could see yourself at AWP, would be great. We can then look to set up an initial chat over the phone, online or in person over a coffee.
If you haven’t done so already, check out the project pages of our website to see the kinds of schemes we’re working on and the clients we work closely with. You can also find out more about the team, culture and ethos and the other training and community activities that we are involved with.