Civil Engineering Technician, Oxfordshire

Recruiter
UCA Consulting
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Feb 2018
Closes
07 Mar 2018
Sector
Construction
Job Type
Technician
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am currently working with a consultancy who are able to offer a wide range of professional advice through all stages of a project.
These services can be provided separately as discrete packages or seamlessly as the professional team for the whole project. At all times they are totally committed to the needs of the client and take huge pride in providing a high quality service regardless of the size of scheme.
From offices in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, All works are throughout the UK and employing a multi-professional team of engineers, surveyors and experts in all types of construction projects. For over 40 years the firm has grown steadily and taken a wide range of clients from both public and private sectors.
An established an impressive reputation for its valuable contribution to projects at all stages, from inception to completion. Experts are available to offer comprehensive advice from initial feasibility and planning, through detailed design to construction and post-project support.

About you:
I am looking for a Civil Engineering Technician with 3 + years' UK based experience and you would need to have experience in civil engineering design as well as a working knowledge of AutoCAD. This is a permanent role and I am not willing to consider contract staff.

Main duties and tasks:
A Civil Engineering Technician will ordinarily undertake the following tasks:
  • Prepare drawings and produce practical, safe and buildable designs in AutoCAD under the supervision of an Engineer
  • Assist with the preparation of technical and pre-planning reports
  • Provide technical support to other members of the in-house team
  • Liaise with clients, other members or the professional team and local authorities

This team undertakes the following tasks:
  • Site appraisals, feasibility studies and pre-application advice
  • Design of roads, drainage, retaining walls, bridges and earthworks
  • Production of pre-planning reports, including Flood Risk Assessments, Foul Drainage & Utility Assessments and Phase 1 Geo-Environmental Appraisals

The team is highly motivated and committed to the delivery of successful projects for their clients. This ethos has resulted in an expanding workload and the requirement for another capable and experienced technician. A suitable candidate will enjoy their work and the challenges provided by our clients.

Relevant skills & experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience using AutoCAD in a similar consultancy environment
  • HNC (equivalent) in Civil Engineering would be desirable
  • An ability to use the following software packages would be beneficial:
Micro Drainage, KeyTERRAFIRMA and AutoTrack
  • Experience with UK design principles, standards and law
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Strong self-motivation and initiative
  • Good commercial awareness
  • An ability to work well with others as part of a team

Remuneration and training
The company will provide a competitive salary, a contribution towards a personal pension scheme (up to 5% of salary) and professional membership fees, which are paid for one organisation.
The company contributes to regular social events, such as go-karting, theatre trips, golf, bowling etc. There is a friendly and supportive working environment, which has resulted in good morale and a low staff turnover. The company has a strong commitment to training ranging from 'on the job training' in new software and design techniques to training programmes for Chartered status and external short courses. The breadth of skills and experienced staff creates an excellent environment for new staff to undertake varied and rewarding tasks and expand their knowledge and skills