Design Engineers – Underground Professional Services

17 January 2011

Locations: Swynnerton (Staffs), London Euston, Rugby

Salary: £competitive plus benefits

Underground Professional Services is a specialist consultancy within Morgan Sindall, providing a comprehensive range of expert and technical services to the international tunnelling community. As one of our design engineers, you will have the opportunity to engage in complex work with the potential to build new skills, deliver groundbreaking tunnelling design solutions and develop your career. With the majority of our work being D & C contracts you can follow your designs through from concept to construction.

We have successfully delivered underground construction worth over £1 billion, demonstrating a track record of innovation and value engineering on some of the UK’s most prestigious projects. Our current contracts include Lee Tunnel, Crossrail’s C510 Station Tunnels Detailed Design and the tunnels associated with the Nuclear New Build programme. Now, we’re looking for experienced engineers who have:

  • the drive to deliver to agreed customer requirements;
  • the commercial awareness to enhance profitability;
  • the technical skills to produce detailed solutions, calculations, reports and drawings.

Significant experience in and knowledge of underground construction/tunnelling techniques is essential, with strong understanding of the selection and design of tunnel linings in the construction of shafts and sprayed concrete lined tunnels. You must also:

  • hold Chartered Engineer status (or working towards)
  • have a degree in civil or structural engineering
  • understand CDM regulations and UK technical standards
  • have knowledge of project costs, value and contracts
  • be able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver major projects

We are passionate about research and development to provide innovative savings to our projects and have links with the UK’s top universities including Warwick, Imperial and Cambridge. We also have our own R&D laboratory where our design engineers can get involved with research and development projects.

Morgan Sindall Group plc is a leading UK construction and regeneration group operating through four divisions of fit out, construction and infrastructure, affordable housing and urban regeneration, which are supported by a specialist investment unit. With a national network of offices, we work in the private and public sector on projects from £50,000 to over £500 million. Our Professional Services division provides design, engineering and project management consultancy to the science and technology, environment and waste, nuclear, transport, temporary works and public sectors; creating full lifecycle solutions from feasibility to construction management.

We believe that talented people are key to our success and that every one of us has a unique talent and a vital role to play. If you believe you have the talent and skills to make a real contribution, we’d like to hear from you.

To find out more and to apply, please email your CV to

We are an equal opportunities employer. No agencies please.


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