Due to a healthy forward workload, we are currently looking to appoint an experienced Technician in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will have or be approaching EngTech status with relevant experience post qualification.

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

All Technicians work under direct supervision of our highly experienced managers and directors and alongside our team of dedicated engineers and technicians.

You can expect to be active on a number of projects and with a number of clients at any given time.


  • Ensure that all work is carried out in full compliance with the Company’s Quality Management System
  • Provide technical guidance, support and training to 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 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 Project Technicians
  • Quality Control for CAD and 3D modelling production
  • Outputs to company CAD standards as well as comply with project and BIM protocols;
  • Creation of federated 3D models to enhance coordination, collaboration, construction sequencing and innovative processes for Asset tagging. Understanding of clash detections with the aim of reducing conflicts during the construction phase
  • Undertaking other tasks as delegated by Project Engineers/Managers
  • To adhere to the company Health and Safety Policy


  • HND or HNC in Civil Engineering
  • EngTech membership of an appropriate professional body (desirable) i.e Institution of Civil Engineers or the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation


  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil3D required
  • Significant previous experience of the preparation of highway design drawings including geometric design, drainage and all ancillary elements
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in technical written English
  • Flexible and enthusiastic approach to working within a team structure
  • Confidence and ability to take responsibility for work on large projects
  • Preferable working knowledge of BS_1192_2007_A2_2016 – Collaborative production of engineering and construction and PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling


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.