Assistant Drainage Engineer

Equans is looking for an Assistant Drainage Engineer to join our team in our North East Lincolnshire Partnership in Grimsby on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary between £26,000– £29,500 depending on experience, and benefits package.

General Overview: 

Equans committed to leading our sector in sustainability. Our employees have a collective responsibility to work in a sustainable and efficient manner helping to minimise our impact on the environment whilst contributing benefits for our clients, colleagues and the community. Employees have a responsibility not to cause harm to ourselves or to others in our efforts to make safety personal. All employees are expected to work within our Sustainability and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

What will you deliver? 

  • Duty to assist, under the guidance of an Engineer, in the investigation of flooding, drainage and coastal defense problems in the Borough of North East Lincolnshire.
  • Assist, under the guidance of an Engineer, with identifying solutions to technical problems including the development of feasibility studies and outline designs
  • Assist in the inspections and monitoring required for the delivery of the local flood risk management strategy.
  • Will be expected to assist the Engineers in the delivery of flood risk management capital works in line with the requirements of the local FRM strategy. This will include site surveys and assisting the engineers in data gathering and scheme development.
  • Assist in the maintaining of a register of structures and features with an effect on flood risk
  • Working towards the development of an understanding of the basic legislation relating to flood risk management, highway drainage, land drainage and coastal defense responsibilities
  • Will accompany the Engineer in the supervision of contractors carrying out drainage, coastal defense and oil pollution response works to ensure that works are undertaken in accordance with approved plans and relevant specifications.
  • Occasional contact with operational staff of other drainage agencies including Internal Drainage Boards, Anglian Water and the Environment Agency.
  • Contact with other officers in Equans and our partners NELC requesting assistance with drainage problems.
  • Contact with residents, local businesses and other parties affected by drainage problems. This will include property occupants and landowners who may well be unaware of their own responsibilities for drainage. Requests for drainage and coastal defense information will also be received frequently.
  • Assist in surveys using optical and electrical theodolites, levels and workstations, including GPS, accurately transferring collected data to plans and drawings for use in the design and construction process.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary between £26,000– £29,500 and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Some basic knowledge within the specific team disciplines of drainage and coastal defences.
  • Ability to understand and act on instruction from senior staff
  • Team working skills
  • Ability to access sites alone, some of which will be in remote locations
  • Ability to attend meetings alone
  • Working or willingness to work towards ONC in Civil Engineering or associated discipline
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.