Civil Engineering Graduate

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Civil Engineering Graduate

  • Post Date:19th January 2024
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Job Description

Department: Civil Engineering
Reporting to: Civil Engineer
Grade: 9
Salary: £32,313
Base: Gravesend

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Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The Department:

The Civil Engineering department is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the port’s infrastructure. They oversee projects related to docks, jetties, piers and other marine structures. With a focus on safety and efficiency, they ensure that the port remains in optimal working condition and can accommodate various vessels and cargo types.

The role:

We are looking for a graduate to join our team!

The postholder will have an ICE accredited degree in Civil Engineering and have good knowledge of building and Civil Engineering construction, construction methods and H&S legislation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Coordinate and take responsibility for carrying out structural surveys and inspections and produce reports on PLA infrastructures with recommendations on structural and safety matters.

Plan and manage civil engineering projects from inception through to completion including technical and financial control.

Prepare and submit feasibility reports, method statements and risk assessments for ongoing works.

Develop outline and detailed designs for maintenance and new build projects that comply with current legislation and are practical and cost effective.

Prepare and submit applications for Local Authority Planning and Building Control departments and other authorities (EA, MMO) and liaise as required.

Prepare tender documents, obtain competitive tenders from suitable contractors, produce tender reports and advise on contract award.

Manage and liaise with external consultants working for PLA to ensure agreed service levels achieved.

Manage contractors to produce works to the correct specification, on time and within budget.

Act as required under the ‘Construction Design and Management Regulations’ with regard to health and safety of projects.

Provide emergency response on civil engineering issues during and outside normal working hours.

  • Prepare surveys
  • Design
  • Prepare drawings
  • Organise and manage works
  • Obtain tenders/quotations
  • Safe system of working
  • Technical control
  • Financial control

Our Criteria:

A sound knowledge of building and Civil Engineering construction, construction methods and Health & Safety legislation.

An understanding of engineering materials, concepts and principles.

An aptitude for problem solving by the practical application of established and novel engineering concepts.

Proficient in the use of Autodesk engineering software e.g. AutoCad, Revit and Civil 3D.

Be able to work independently and use own initiative.

Experience in writing structural reports, site inspection reports and condition surveys is desirable.

An understanding of risk assessments and method statements is also desirable.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Medical Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts

For an informal chat about the position, please contact James Palmer (Head of Civil Engineering) on email

The PLA are not registered with the UK Home Office and do not sponsor candidates who require a visa or work permit to work in the UK, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.