Drainage Engineer & Senior Drainage Engineer

Lincolnshire County Council has exciting opportunities for a Drainage Engineer (x1) and Senior Drainage Engineer (x1) in our Technical Services Partnership Drainage Team.

Do you want to help reduce the risk of surface water flooding to local communities using innovative solutions, ensure our highway drainage networks are fit for the future and support the development of major infrastructure projects? If so Lincolnshire needs you.

Director Area
Job Category
Traffic and Highways
Service Area
Job Location(s)
G9: 32,234 - 35,745, G10: 35,745 - 39,880
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the Team

The specialist Drainage Team provides technical expertise in flood investigation and prevention, new and improved drainage systems and highway drainage.

We are in search of people who will work in the friendly, efficient and productive environment that is the County's Technical Services Partnership (TSP), which combines public sector ethos and private sector know-how to provide professional engineering expertise. TSP thrives on challenge and excels in creating progressive solutions to complex issues.

About the Role

We are embarking on an ambitious programme of flood risk management and major infrastructure schemes and want to grow our already established drainage team.

You will be joining an experienced team of Engineers where you will become part of a friendly and welcoming environment, where we will support you in your development so that you reach your full potential. The work we do is varied and no two days are the same.

About You

We need positive and enthusiastic team players, who will meet or exceed performance and productivity expectations. You will be an experienced Engineer who is able to help and develop junior members of the team. In combination with developing others we will assist you in developing your engineering skills and we expect you to take responsibility for delivery of your own schemes.

Ideally with experience of:

  • Highway drainage
  • Flood risk engineering
  • Natural flow management
  • Sustainable drainage
  • 1D and 2D Hydraulic modelling

The Offer

We are offering a competitive salary of £32,234 - £35,745 (Engineer), £35,745 - £39,880 (Senior Engineer), along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.


If either of these roles are on interest, then please read through the relevant full Job Description (attached on LCC site), to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact either Jonathan Evans at jonathan.evans@lincolnshire.gov.uk or Nathan Whitfield at nathan.whitfield@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 07/12/2020 and interviews will be held 12/01/2021.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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