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Engineer (Pumps & Drainage)

Job Title: Engineer (Pumps & Drainage)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 030614
Job Published: January 27, 2020 12:36

Job Description

Engineer - Pumps & Drainage 030614
Organisation - Engineering
Job - Civil
Position Type - Full Time
Engineer - (Pumps and Drainage)

Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits

Location: Victoria

Contract type: TfL

Transport for London (TfL) Engineers are always looking forward. Join us in one of our Central Engineering, Transport System Engineering or Infrastructure Engineering teams and, as well as maintaining legacy assets, you’ll deliver new systems and solutions. There’s more to it than Tubes, roads, buildings and bridges. This is about connecting communities and creating opportunities, so we’re ready for the 21st century and beyond.
A true technical expert in your field, you will develop and implement complex engineering solutions safely, and within cost limitations. Day-to-day, you will provide technical guidance and advice in your position as a trusted source of engineering expertise for everyone, including our Heads of Engineering Delivery.
Special Accountabilities:
To act as the Pumps and Drainage engineer providing a comprehensive drainage service to TfL covering all aspects of gravity and pumped drainage systems to track, stations, depots and operational buildings, Answering drainage queries at all levels within the organisation and providing answers to external parties as necessary.
To assist the drainage team with providing a comprehensive sustainable drainage design service to TfL covering all aspects of gravity and pumped drainage systems to highways, track, stations, depots and other operational buildings.
To assist with the development of the drainage Engineering Standards, Technical Specifications and Guidance Document.
To support the provision of specialist drainage engineering input (including design, and construction) to project teams undertaking condition assessments and upgrades/renewals of the drainage and pump asset base.
To assists with change and challenging standards, keeping up to date with changing technologies and promoting new methods of working or materials where these can be shown to have a beneficial impact on TfL in the fields of safety, cost or speed of operation/installation
To produce in-house drainage and pump designs.
Providing Pumps and Drainage engineering input in support of TfL operations, strategy.


Civil Engineering or other relevant technical subject HNC/HND/Degree (Essential)
Either a member or working towards membership for Chartered Status or other equivalent professional qualification (Desirable)
Knowledge of building hydraulic and hydrologic models and generic modelling theory (Essential)
Knowledge of safety in design procedures and risk assessment methods (Essential)
Knowledge of ALARP and cost benefit assessments reviewing OPEX and CAPEX (Essential)
Knowledge of legislation, technical standards and industry best practice applicable to TfL and other drainage design and assessment standards (Desirable)
Business acumen for cost-benefit analysis with whole life cycle considerations (Desirable)

Ability to use key drainage design software including MicroDrainage or InfoWorks and GIS software (Desirable)
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally (Essential)
Ability to build effective working relationships, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally, and to influence (Essential)

Experience of drainage and pumping system design and assessment (Essential)
Experience with  projects on the highways, London Underground or Network Rail (Desirable)
Experience of drainage and pump design and assessment with demonstrated progressive responsibility (Desirable)
Experience of designing sustainable drainage systems within the railway or highway environment (Desirable)
Experience of general drainage and pump standards, engineering design criteria and considerations including use of appropriate software applications (Essential)
Experience working on drainage, pumping systems and water management on a variety of different civil engineering projects (buildings, rail, rural & urban development, coastal, highways, etc.) (Desirable)
The more projects you’ve led, the better. It’s also equally important you bring a passion for the TfL Vision and strategy too. That’s because, wherever you join us, you’ll explore work of unparalleled scale, scope and variety across a unique range of projects, as you build your career and expertise. So come and bring on tomorrow, as an Engineer at TfL.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process
Please apply using your most recent CV and Cover Letter. We encourage you to apply for the position that is most relevant to your existing skills, knowledge and experience as shortlisting is carried out on the basis of how well you meet the criteria for the role.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th February @ 23:59


Interviews will be held during week commencing 2nd March 2020

A minimum of 5 working days notice will be provided however, please note, due to critical delivery timeframes we may not be able to offer interview slots outside of this period.


Previous Applications
If you have been unsuccessful in applying for this role within the last six months, you need not re-apply.


In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.

Our benefit package includes;

Final Salary Pension Scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network (and one additional person at your address)
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private Healthcare discounted scheme
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers through the MyTfL rewards programme
Discounted Eurostar travel
Flexible Working or Part Time Working

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