Paul Basham Associates is a fast-growing, and award-winning Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transport Planning consultancy. We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer role to support the management of an expanding civil engineering team and oversee fast-paced complex schemes across a diverse range of clients.


  • Work within an active and lively Civil Engineering design team responsible for the design of drainage systems, highway layouts, and S278/S38 schemes
  • Undertake design work (with supervision) for;
    • Drainage systems in accordance with Sewers for Adoption, building regulations and the SuDS Manual
    • On and off-site highway features, in accordance with the appropriate standards and codes e.g. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and Manual for Streets
  • Be responsible for writing fee proposals
  • Have responsibility for being point of contact for clients on designated projects
  • Be responsible for producing consistent high-quality drawing packages, considering specific client requirements
  • Manage resource to support the completion of appropriate project work tasks
  • Work in a design office, with regular exposure to developers, architects and local authorities

Skills & Experience Required

You must have the ability to:

  • Maintain and extend knowledge of engineering theory and practice, and how technology assists its application
  • Solve engineering problems using a sound theoretical approach, based on evidence, and contribute to continuous improvement
  • Identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks
  • Contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions, implement those solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness in the context of the whole project life cycle
  • Plan the work and resources needed to enable effective implementation of engineering tasks and projects
  • Assist others to meet changing technical and managerial needs
  • Manage quality processes and contribute to quality improvements
  • Manage, prepare and control costs/budgets of engineering tasks or projects
  • Identify, organise and use resources with consideration of cost
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of legislation, hazards and safe systems of work
  • Manage risks
  • Manage health, safety and welfare within your own area of responsibility
  • Understand the principles of sustainable development and apply them in work
  • Complete tasks with consideration for their environmental impact
  • Communicate well with others at all levels including effective use of English, orally and in writing
  • Discuss ideas and plans competently and with confidence
  • Demonstrate awareness of diversity and inclusion
  • Work effectively with colleagues, clients, suppliers or the public
  • Understand the ethical issues that may arise in your role and carry out their responsibilities in an ethical manner
  • Plan, carry out and record Continuing Professional Development (CPD) necessary to maintain and enhance competence
  • Identify the limits of your personal knowledge and skills


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Appraisal and Salary Review 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Bonus Scheme
  • A friendly and interactive team on hand to ensure a supportive environment and fast progression 
  • Exposure to some of the nation's most prominent developers, planners and architects
  • Active social and charitable calendar 
  • Auto enrolment onto the company Pension Scheme with an employer's contribution of 5%
  • 24 days annual leave as well as your birthday off
  • Payment of Professional Membership
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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