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Civil Engineer (Graduate)


You will join a team of civil engineers in a busy multi-disciplinary environment. You will assist in the production of engineering solutions for site infrastructure for a range of end users. By joining a small, closely knit team, you will immediately become a key part of our business and have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of tasks. You will be well supported in your development towards your career goals with senior staff experienced in mentoring graduates towards chartered status.


  • Preparation of designs for development infrastructure
  • Collection and collation of design data
  • Production of design calculations
  • Producing layout drawings and details using AutoCAD to company standards
  • Preparation of engineering specifications
  • Conducting assessments of land constraints and opportunities
  • Preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Providing engineering judgment and advice, contributing to preparation of study reports.
  • Consultation with external clients, consultants and approving authorities


  • You will be a self-starter, capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Strong technical abilities in Civil Engineering disciplines with an analytical approach to problem solving
  • A good communicator, capable of effective interaction with internal and external parties through both written and verbally
  • Competent in the use of digital technology
  • Motivated to progress to Incorporated or Chartered status, as appropriate, within the ICE


The ideal applicant will be competent / familiar with the following:

  • The use and application of Microdrainage, AutoCAD Civils 3D, PDS design software for drainage, earthworks, and road design
  • Preparation of drawings using AutoCAD software in the field of Civil Engineering infrastructure design
  • Producing technical written reports
  • The application and principles of Sustainable Drainage (SuDS)
  • The preparation of site-specific Flood Risk Assessments / Drainage Strategies
  • Production of detailed design information, drawings & specifications for private developments and highway works;
  • Detailed design of Section 38 / 278 Highway Works for approval and adoption
  • Detailed design of Section 104 / 185 / 98 drainage works for approval and adoption
  • Familiar with Design Standards such as Sewers for Adoption, Manual for Streets, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges and relevant British Standards


  • You will have achieved a minimum 2:1 degree classification in Civil Engineering
  • We would request a Minimum of 2+ years’ experience
  • You will be eligible to live and work in the UK and be prepared to travel locally and across the UK from time to time
  • Full valid UK driving license


We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary practice focused on innovation and client delivery. Projects and clients vary from public to private sector, from pre-planning support and master-planning to traditional contracts in residential, commercial, leisure and industrial sectors.

This is a full-time position, based in Gateshead. Salary negotiable and dependent on applicant’s experience.

Please send a CV and Covering letter to:


Civil Engineer (Graduate)

Shadbolt Group
Gateshead, UK
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 31 Jan 2023

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