Fairhurst is seeking an experienced Dams and Reservoirs Engineer to join our team of specialists based in Glasgow. The role supports our strategy for growth in the sector where we have a significant and varied workload of committed projects.

Our Water Services Team currently has 25 engineers and consultants with activities broadly divided into the following sub-services:

Dams and Reservoirs: with in-house ARPE and Supervising Engineers under the Reservoirs Acts, we provide inspection, assessment, design and construction support services;
Water and watercourse engineering: providing assessment services relating to river modelling, coastal flood risk, flood alleviation, hydrology and climate change resilience;
Infrastructure: providing design services in the areas of flood protection, watercourse structures, drainage, SuDS, water supply, and infrastructure adoption;
Water environment: providing EIA, hydro-geomorphology, CAR, marine licencing and other environmental advice linked to the team’s core services.
The experience profile of our team ranges from technicians and graduates to senior staff of up to 40 years’ experience who provide direction and development guidance. Fairhurst is a Limited Liability Partnership, and all of our Partners are practicing specialists that support teams and our clients.


We are engaged in compliance, management and construction at a substantial portfolio of reservoir and dam assets for clients that include large water and utility companies, public bodies, private landowners and construction contractors. We have a robust training programme for engineers developing towards appointment to the Supervising Engineers Panel, and we are seeking experienced specialists to sustain this approach and to achieve continued growth.

Ideally we are looking for candidates who are on the Supervising Engineer’s Panel, although we may consider experienced engineers that are well progressed towards submitting for appointment.

We’d like to meet candidates who are a good fit with our approach; engage in technical, client and project management activities; and are excited by the prospect of developing their own careers within a wider team that values diversity in thinking and support for the ambitions of individuals.


The successful candidate should have the following:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering or relevant other first degree and /or masters.
  • Be a Chartered Engineer and a member of the ICE or CIWEM.
  • Either be on the Supervising Engineer’s Panel under the Reservoirs Acts, or be looking to be appointed to the Panel in 2023/24.


The current permanent employment opportunity offers a competitive salary and excellent flexible benefits package for permanent staff which includes training opportunities, reimbursement of professional fees, contributory pension, personal health care plan and life insurance, interest-free travel loan scheme, additional leave purchase and buy-back scheme, staff loyalty bonus. Additional benefits may vary between offices. You can learn more about our staff benefits here.


We aim to be the number one team and company of choice for our clients, who seek integrated and high-quality services.

As an employer, we are motivated to support and develop our staff and to provide an environment where people can flourish and reach their full potential. We are committed to taking equity, inclusion and diversity seriously and support and encourage staff from all backgrounds, genders, age, LGBQT+, race, faith and cultures. We offer a range of inclusive policies, including hybrid working arrangements and family-friendly flexibility and support.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a fast paced, friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its unrivalled list of Clients, whilst having a clear vision for innovation and sustainable design. This is an opportunity to earn while you learn on your way to a bright future.

To apply for this position, send your CV to recruitment@fairhurst.co.uk stating the position for which you are applying.