Civil Design Engineer


PUNCH Consulting Engineers have a vacancy for a Civil Design Engineer for our central Glasgow office.

Job Description:

As a Design Engineer you will work under the guidance of more senior members of staff to develop your technical skills and to develop commercial awareness.  You should confer regularly with these people to ensure the progress and scope of your work as intended by the project manager.  Your work should be reviewed and approved prior to issue.  You will be involved in smaller scale projects or discrete elements of larger scale projects.

During your period as a Design Engineer with the company you will receive on the job training and take part in the CPD programme that occurs during Office hours.  It is also expected that you will undertake CPD out of office hours by the attendance on lectures, seminars etc + technical reading.


  • An understanding of engineering principles and a strong technical focus
  • IT skills – including MS Word, Excel, basic AutoCAD skills + company design software packages including Causeway Flow and Civil 3d
  • The ability to identify and apply appropriate scientific methods to solve engineering problems plus knowledge of the limitations of established best practice as defined by Standards and Codes
  • Under supervision plan and manage the use of human and physical resources for your projects
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Understanding of the Scottish regulatory and policy issues
  • Appreciation of the full Project Delivery Process including ACE & ICE Conditions of Contract including NEC Contracts
  • Commitment to CPD and
  • A proactive approach with an ability to adapt to changing scenarios

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • As a Design Engineer you will continue to work under the guidance of a more senior member of staff. Your work should be reviewed and approved prior to issue and will be carried out in accordance with the company ISO
  • Modelling, design and details of Roads, Sewers, Services etc
  • Liaise with CAD technicians to produce drawings that reflect design outputs
  • Work closely in partnership with Clients, Contractors, other members of the design team and
  • Develop effective communication skills to facilitate written and verbal interaction with colleagues, team members, contractors and Clients as necessary
  • Consult and visit offices of statutory undertakers etc to determine existing
  • Preparation of desktop studies
  • Liaise with traffic engineers, input in traffic & transportation assessments & mobility management studies
  • Familiarity with Flood Risk Management Guidelines and ability to prepare Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments
  • Site visits to assess / report on receiving environment
  • Preparation of planning applications and compliance requirements
  • Production of tender documents and specifications for topographic surveys, site investigations and the like
  • Prepare risk assessments
  • Demonstrate efficient & proactive work practices, thereby contributing to projects that are delivered efficiently, profitably and on
  • Attendance at Design / Client / Site meetings for small scale projects or larger scale projects under the supervision of a more senior member of
  • Site monitoring to ensure compliance with project specifications and best practice

Key Deliverables

  • Designs and detailing in accordance with latest company standards
  • Development of technical skills and commercial awareness
  • Work closely in partnership with Clients, Contractors, other members of the design team and
  • Clear, concise and user friendly written and verbal communication
  • Increasing effectiveness and efficiency in the work process
  • Minimum of 35 hours relevant CPD per year (attained in and out of office hours).

A comprehensive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate which includes competitive salary in line with experience, company pension and a commitment to ongoing training and development. PUNCH Consulting Engineers are a highly progressive Engineering consultancy dedicated to continuous investment in technology, a company where staff are given maximum opportunity to utilise their academic qualifications and professional skillset in a collaborative and innovative working environment.

Send your CV together with a covering letter to quoting ref. P-CDEG

Why Work At PUNCH:

In simple terms, at PUNCH it is our aim to:

  • Develop employees to achieve maximum effectiveness in their current role
  • Develop a flexible and multi-skilled workforce capable of rapid response to changing business needs
  • Develop, motivate and retain our employees
  • Provide skills for future innovations within PUNCH
  • Maximise the knowledge and experience within our organisation and ensure that this knowledge is captured, updated and disseminated effectively
  • Provide equal training opportunities for any staff with disabilities

We strongly encourage our staff to develop and achieve their career aspirations. We are accredited by Engineers Ireland for their CPD programme and work with our staff to progress through the various levels in the relevant Institutions.

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