Senior Drainage Engineer

Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Drainage Engineer in our Technical Services Partnership Drainage Team.

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Highway Engineers
G10: 35,745 - 39,880
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35,745 - 39,880
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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 County Council's Drainage Design Team needs you.

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

You will be joining a team of Design Engineers working in the County's Technical Services Partnership (TSP), which combines public sector ethos and private sector know-how to provide professional engineering expertise. You will join a friendly and welcoming environment, where we will support you in your development so that you reach your full potential.

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

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 own engineering skills and we expect you to take responsibility for delivery of your own schemes.

You will ideally have experience of:

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

We are offering a competitive salary of £35,745 - £39,880, 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 this role is of interest, then please read through the 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: . 

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact either Jonathan Evans at or Nathan Whitfield at

Applications Close on 17/05/2021 and interviews will be held W/C 31/05/2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


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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