Due to a healthy forward workload, we are currently looking to appoint an experienced Engineer / Senior Engineer / Technician in our Edinburgh office who will assist the Partner / Director and other team members working on the design of infrastructure and larger multidiscipline projects. The successful candidate will have relevant experience post qualification with EngTech, IEng or CEng status, or working towards these qualifications, viewed favourably.

Our Infrastructure team specialises in providing sustainable development infrastructure solutions to a mix of commercial, retail, industrial, energy, education and residential sector clients in Scotland.  The team also works closely with other Fairhurst disciplines and offices to provide integrated solutions on larger multidisciplinary projects.

The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to work in one of the UK’s leading private Engineering Consultancies working on infrastructure schemes throughout the UK.

We currently have a varied workload in both the private and public sector ranging from large scale masterplans in the retail sector to, education, research, scientific and hospitality schemes of varying scales, from pre-planning through to construction.  You can expect to be active on a number of projects and with a number of clients at any given time.  The successful candidate will need to show experience in drainage, roads and external works for these types of projects, with an emphasis on Sustainable Urban Drainage being essential.

This position offers fantastic opportunities for career progression as part of our longer-term growth plan for the Infrastructure team.


  • Preparation of site appraisals
  • Undertake feasibility and pre-planning assessments of engineering infrastructure
  • Peer review of documents, designs and drawings completed by other team members to ensure consistent high quality and compliance with design standards, industry best practice, contractual obligations and client expectations
  • Liaison with clients, regulators and other stakeholders
  • Attendance at design meetings, site meetings and undertaking site inspections.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in full compliance with the Company’s Quality Management System
  • Provide technical guidance, support and training to junior colleagues and assist, where practicable, in mentoring and development of others
  • To work in both supervised and unsupervised environments ensuring that the technical content of all work carried out is correct and carried out in accordance within agreed timescales and within agreed budgets
  • Report to the appropriate team leader on technical issues associated with project work
  • To be able to work in close collaboration with team members and other disciplines and have an appreciation of their role
  • Production of CAD and 3D modelling in conjunction with other Project Engineers / Technicians
  • Quality Control for CAD and 3D modelling production
  • Outputs to company CAD standards as well as comply with project and BIM protocols;
  • Undertaking other tasks as delegated by Project Engineers/Managers
  • To adhere to the company’s Health and Safety Policy


  • BSc, BEng or MEng Degree in Civil Engineering + 5 years post graduate experience and/or HND or HNC in Civil Engineering + 8 years experience
  • EngTech membership of an appropriate professional body (desirable) i.e Institution of Civil Engineers or the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation


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. 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.