We are seeking Drainage and Water (Civil) Engineers to join our Water Services team based in Glasgow. The roles support our strategy for growth in infrastructure and development design services where we have a varied workload of committed projects across the property, transport and energy sectors.  Significant activities include major waterfront development, trunk road schemes, rail, and renewables / grid infrastructure.

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

  • Infrastructure and Development: providing design services in the areas of flood protection, watercourse structures, drainage, SuDS, water supply, and drainage infrastructure adoption;
  • Water and watercourse engineering: providing assessment services relating to river modelling, coastal flood risk, flood alleviation, hydrology and climate change resilience;
  • Dams and Reservoirs: with in-house ARPE and Supervising Engineers under the Reservoirs Acts, we provide inspection, assessment, design and construction support services; and
  • Water environment: providing EIA, hydro-geomorphology, CAR, marine licencing and other environmental advice linked to the team’s core services.

We work together across these sub-service to provide diverse capabilities and support for individual’s growth. 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 highly successful engineering consultancy that is structured as a Limited Liability Partnership. All of our Partners are practicing specialists that support teams and our clients



  • A degree in Civil Engineering or relevant other first degree with a masters/matching experience.
  • Be working towards their Chartered or Incorporated Professional Review with ICE or CIWEM.
  • Have 3 or more years of experience, with progress made on ICE/CIWEM attribute sign-off.
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment and drive to support project deliverables.
  • Have experience in applying DMRB, Scottish Water and/or other national body design standards.
  • User skills in MicroDrainage, Causeway and/or InfoDrainage; Civils3D; BIM environment tools.


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.