Drainage Engineer – St. Albans

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Reward & Benefits: Competitive salary, company car or car allowance options and excellent Colleague benefits

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.

We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 600 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd best company to work for and in 2016 we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We’re looking for a Drainage Engineer to produce foul and surface water drainage designs for all CRL developments and to provide support during the construction period as required. The role will also involve a degree of civil and structural engineering.

You will also provide pre-construction support and advice to the regional technical and design teams, the Pre-Contracts Manager and regional Land Buyers. You will be assisting with issues such as drainage diversions, off site drainage solutions and information required to discharge planning conditions.

Periodically you will provide support to the Group Structural Engineering department with foundation and above ground structural designs and generally provide civils engineering design services to the regions e.g., Crossover/S278 designs. 

Our Engineers enjoy being involved in all design aspects of our projects, taking their projects from planning through to construction completion, with autonomy and responsibility for developing their own design ideas and concepts, whilst being supported by an experienced team of Engineers. 

The majority of the time will be spent in the office but there will be the need to undertake site visits. 

Hours of work are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on Friday with one hour for lunch each day. The engineer is expected to be flexible in keeping with the responsibilities of the position which may include working additional unpaid hours at busy times.

About you

You will have proven experience with good technical knowledge and have strong communication skills.

You must be able to demonstrate good time management and organisation skills with the ability to work on your own initiative.

You should be degree qualified or equivalent, ideally with ICE membership.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Excellent Colleague benefits including:
    • Group Personal Pension Plan
    • Life Assurance
    • Private Medical
    • Health Screening
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Ongoing investment into your personal development
  • Training Courses and Professional Memberships paid
  • Colleague well-being initiatives and ambassadors
  • Peer recognition programme
  • Colleague referral bonus
  • Access to Employee Assistance programme
  • Eyecare reimbursement
  • Land introduction bonus
  • Friends & family discount against the cost of a new Churchill apartment
  • Charitable match-funding programme for Colleagues wishing to raise money for their chosen charities

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@crl.co.uk quoting reference number GRP1172

Our Company Values TORCH: Trust/Openness/Respect/Communication/Honesty