Graduate Civil Engineer

Company: Aqua Consultants 

Location: Hybrid working with commute to Leeds and Bradford based offices 

Salary: £27,000  

Start Date: ASAP

Process: Telephone Interview, Pre- Recorded Video Interview, Virtual Interview


Aqua Consultants have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join their team working on feasibility and optioneering through to concept and detailed design. As a valuable team member, you’ll actively support senior colleagues in delivering crucial frameworks and projects. Explore a dynamic role that nurtures your engineering skills and fosters professional growth. Aqua Consultants are an ambitious team who believe in their values of growth, accountability, integrity, innovation, empathy and fun. Their vision is to achieve growth through shared capability whilst their mission is to grow in sustainable value for future generation. Aqua Consultants is also part of the Adler and Allan Group, allowing them to utilise and share capability amongst over 1000 employees within the UK. 


Who is the Company?  

Embark on a career journey with Aqua Consultants, a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a wide range of Strategic Advisory, Asset Management, Engineering and Commercial services including delivery of Customer Programmes, to their client across the water, energy, and environment sectors, across the UK. At Aqua Consultants, they thrive on the solid foundation of diversity; a blend of skills, cultures, personalities, perspectives, and experiences that unifies their team. This diversity fuels their ability to deliver holistic and innovative solutions to address their clients’ most pressing needs. Aqua Consultants is characterised by a set of values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours that foster a family-like environment. The ‘Aqua Family’ culture transcends the ordinary workplace dynamics. It’s a close-knit community where values such as growth, accountability, integrity, innovation, empathy, and fun are incorporated by every member of their ambitious team.   

As a graduate, you’ll find mentorship, support, and opportunities for personal and professional development within this vibrant and nurturing environment. Join Aqua Consultant’s ambitious team as they collectively embody their vision of growth through shared capability and pursue their mission of growing sustainable value for future generations. The company believes in creating an environment that encourages personal and professional growth while making a positive impact on the world around you. If you’re ready to contribute to a team that values diversity, innovation, and sustainability, Aqua Consultants welcomes you to be a part of their journey.  


Aqua’s Values – Growth, Accountability, Integrity Innovation, Empathy and Fun  


Aqua’s Vision – Growth through Shared Capability  


Aqua’s Mission – Growing sustainable value for future generations  


Aqua is dedicated to assisting clients in various ways, including: 

  • Building and delivering justified and efficient (regulatory) business plans through solution development, cost intelligence and asset management expertise.  
  • Developing asset management pans and long-term adaptive strategies.  
  • Creating sustainable engineering solutions from feasibility through to detailed design.  
  • Providing cost certainty and cost insights across the project life cycle.  
  • Building bespoke investment delivery processes.  
  • Optimising existing decision-making processes.  
  • Ensuring appropriate governance and assurance structures are in place.   
  • Providing project and programme management services to ensure outcomes are delivered successfully.  


What is the role? 


Aqua Consultant’s in-house engineering team, consisting of over 50 professionals spanning various engineering disciplines, boasts a proven track record of achieving results throughout the asset lifecycle. From asset planning to initial and final investment decisions, design and build delivery, and operational support, this dedicated team excels in service delivery. Guided by a robust risk and value design process and a commercial engineering ethos, they ensure that multi-capital outcomes are not only defined but also realized at every phase of the lifecycle. Presently, they are actively engaged in providing engineering services to numerous UK water companies, tier 1 design consultants, and design & build contractors.  

This role provides a unique opportunity to actively engage with clients, contractors, and third-party stakeholders daily. Your responsibilities will involve fostering effective communication channels and delivering optimal solutions and recommendations to meet the specific needs of Aqua consultancy’s clients. This dynamic position offers a fulfilling environment where you can contribute your expertise to make a meaningful impact in the industry.  

Key accountabilities include but are not limited to: 

  • The design and documentation of civil and structural components of the projects, including but not limited to, utility networks, buildings, civil infrastructure, and water treatment structures. 
  • Provide design and construction documentation as required by the project, including conducting site surveys and inspections. 
  • Carry out client liaison and coordination, including reporting of progress. 
  • Project management of the tasks and deliverables required as part of the design packages. 
  • Conduct technical inspections of structures, formations and other civil / structural elements as required. 
  • Assist project managers and site staff in evaluating 3rd party designs and construction methods. 
  • Development and promotion of environmental best practice. 
  • Attendance at stakeholder meetings & site visits. 
  • Attend design workshops. 
  • Desire and ability to work independently when needed.  


Who is best suited to this role?  

Aqua consultants are seeking a driven, hardworking and motivated individual to join their team as a graduate Civil Engineer. The ideal candidate is not only passionate about Civil Engineering but also possesses a strong work ethic and a proactive mindset. They value individuals who are eager to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the success of their projects. As a graduate Civil Engineer, you will engage in a dynamic and challenging work environment, where your dedication and enthusiasm for the field will be nurtured and valued. This role is well-suited for someone who is seeking to kickstart their career in Civil Engineering, eager to take on responsibilities, and excited about making a positive impact in the industry.  

Key Requirements include:  

  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (2.2 or above). 
  • Committed to becoming Chartered ICE and or CIWEM. 
  • Resilience and adaptability as well as being comfortable working in changing environments.   
  • Proficiency with Excel, Automated Design, GIS and Coding are beneficial.   
  • A genuine passion and a drive to forge a career within this industry.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective collaboration with team members, clients, and stakeholders.  
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems and develop innovative and practical solutions. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute positively to project goals. 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on industry trends and best practices. 
  • Ability to travel. This role operates as a hybrid working model and can be based at any of Aqua Consultant’s offices combined with working from client locations and home. You will be required to travel to different client offices 2 days a week with location specified as required (including Leeds and Bradford). 


Why should you apply?  

At Aqua consultants you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. The comprehensive set of benefits are designed to enhance your overall well-being, ensuring that your dedication and contributions are duly recognized and rewarded. This is also a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow in your career. Aqua Consultants are committed to nurturing talent and fostering professional development. Your journey will include ample opportunities for learning and growth in your career.  

Benefits also include:  

  • 24 days annual leave + Bank holidays + Option to purchase additional leave. 
  • Pension scheme (6% employer, 4% employee). 
  • Company mobile phone and laptop provided. 
  • Training and career progression opportunities. 
  • Professional Membership fees paid. 
  • Life Assurance Scheme 4 x annual salary. 
  • Electric Car Scheme. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with access to GP appointments, Physio appointments and Mental Health Support). 
  • Medicash cash plan (Money back on everyday healthcare costs such as dental, glasses, contact lenses). 
  • Refer a friend scheme. 


Please note: Aqua Consultants are unable to sponsor Visas.