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Roads and Drainage Engineer (O910657)

Isle of Man


Excellent base salary and benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our Douglas based client are seeking to recruit an experienced Roads and Drainage Engineer to join a growing Civils & Structures team. You will be joining one of the UK's largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality.

Role Profile


Work closely with the in-house architectural and commercial teams and external transport consultant to identify the constraints and optimum solution in relation to:

  • Access and internal road layout
  • Drainage.
  • Services
  • Cut and fill

Site Investigations

Liaise closely with in-house structural engineering and construction teams when organising/undertaking:

  • Soakaway tests to BRE Digest 365 to establish filtration rates
  • Establishing testing regimes/requirements for road construction

Road Design

Liaise with the Department of Infrastructure's Highway's Division, Transport Consultant and in-house design team in relation to:

  • Preparation of a comprehensive design package in compliance with Manual for Manx Roads (MfMR) and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). Road Design to include both horizontal & vertical design, junction design, all road features, road gully design, road markings, signage and pavement design
  • Organising stage 1 to stage 4 road safety audits (RSA's) and responding to the issues raised therein
  • Preparation of Section 4 Road Adoption Agreements (S38 in the UK)
  • Preparation of Section 109A Agreements relating to works in an existing highway (S278 in the UK)
  • Final adoption of the roads when complete

Flood Risk

Liaise with the Isle of Man Flood Risk Management Team and external Flood Risk Consultants in relation to:

  • Appointment of drainage consultants to undertake more complex flood risk assessments (FRA's)
  • Preparation of non-complex FRA's
  • Design of flood risk mitigation features

Drainage Design

Liaise with Manx Utilities Drainage Division, in-house design team, pump manufacturers, treatment plant manufacturers, etc. in relation to:

  • Preparation of a drainage design package in compliance with Manx Sewers for Adoption (MSfA)
  • Preparation of Section 8 Drainage Adoption Agreements (S104 in the UK)
  • Preparation of SUDS design features (where appropriate)
  • Design of foul water pumping stations or temporary treatment plants (where appropriate)
  • Final adoption of the drainage installation when complete


Liaise with the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture's (DEFA) Environmental Protection Unit in relation to:

  • Submission of applications for licences to discharge into watercourses or the sea
  • Submission of applications for permission to undertake works in watercourses


Liaise with Manx Utilities, Manx Gas and Manx Telecom in relation to the preparation of service layouts and quotations for:

  • Water, electric, gas and telecom
  • Prepare duct crossing layouts (and integrated service layouts where necessary)


  • Attend design meetings and site meetings as needs be
  • Undertake site visits as needs be to ensure the works are being undertaken in accordance with the construction drawings and to resolve any issues
  • Comply with CDM requirements
Person Profile
  • Have a BSc or MSc in Civil Engineering
  • Have a minimum of 8 years post-graduate experience in the design of roads and drainage layouts for housing developments
  • Be proficient in the use of Micro drainage (Windes), PDS and AutoCAD
  • Competence in the use of civil engineering software such as Site 3D or Civil 3D would be advantageous
  • Membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE) would be advantageous

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