Posted Date:  14 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  28 - Sept - 2023
Location:  Warwickshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  £43,000 - £50,000

Senior Civil Design Engineer

Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


Which is why we are investing over £2billion into construction projects over the next five years to improve the services we provide.


Here at Severn Trent Water we are on a very exciting journey!


Do you have experience working with clean water networks? Are you an Senior Design Engineer looking for a new challenge? Do you like working in a fast paced and challenging environment? We have a wide range of clean water infrastructure work going in our team and we can offer you technical exposure and skills you need to progress your career. Would you like to build your career in a place where you can grow?


Well, if you are, read on.





To do this role you will have experience of designing UK clean water networks and a robust understanding of CDM regulations in the design process.


You will deliver projects to programme, within budget, to the correct quality standards. Be part of developing the future design team!


Within this role you will:

  • Work to CDM 2015 and understand STW H+S standards
  • Be (or work towards being) principal designer, Build, Drive & Manage your own programme and deliver to agreed timescales
  • Design Clean Water Networks and understand hydraulics within a water system and understand pipe connectivity
  • Work with hydraulic Modellers to optimise designs, design with carbon reduction in mind and undertake site visits
  • Attend and input at site meetings developing and build relationships
  • Engage & influence stakeholders and third-party liaison
  • Work in a dynamic team and work with minimal supervision


You’ll take projects right through from project inception through optioneering, outline and detailed design and construction support.






Of course it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.



We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.



We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.



And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.



We do more, because we care.






Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:

  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250, which is subject to eligibility)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare 
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two paid volunteering days per year 






We can’t wait to hear from you.

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


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