Graduate Civil Engineers - The Environment Agency

Salary: £25,069 depending on experience
Location: South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East, Nationwide
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering, Public Sector, Environmental

Permanent, full time role


Newcastle, Darlington, Penrith, Preston, Warrington, Nottingham, Ely, Welwyn Garden City, Addington (West Malling), Thames Barrier(London), Worthing, Romsey, Peterborough, Solihull, Reading, Leeds, Lichfield (Fradley), Shrewsbury, Tewkesbury.

About us

We’re the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment and make it a better place for people and wildlife. We operate at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people’s lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure we are reducing the risk from flooding to communities, there is enough water for people and wildlife; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate.

Civil Engineering with the Environment Agency

Flooding has a dramatic – sometimes life-changing - impact on people, properties and businesses. In England, some 5 million properties – 1 in 6, are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea. That’s why we’re constantly working to reduce the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding and help people to improve, protect, value and enjoy their local environment. And it’s why a civil engineering career with the Environment Agency is so challenging, diverse, exciting and rewarding.

Our three to four year national engineering graduate programme focuses on four vital areas: technical, commercial, professional and management. It’s a structured, well supported programme and one that will see you take on a mix of internal and external assignments, building up skills in everything from asset management to project feasibility, planning and design to project management and site supervision. Typically, you’ll spend three months to a year on each assignment, giving you plenty of time to get to grips with the real issues, gain the necessary experience, making each project your own.

We’ll provide full training under agreement with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Once you’ve gained the full range of relevant skills, attributes and capabilities, you can complete your chartered professional review. Pass and you’ll be a flood and coastal risk engineer with Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. From there you can apply for a wide range of suitable professionally qualified roles within the Environment Agency.

About you

You’ll need to be a graduate with a MEng degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent). It’s also essential that your degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as satisfying the requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer. Keen to learn, you’ll be ready to make the most of all the assignments and opportunities that will come your way. Of course, you’ll have our full support throughout: as well as being supported by your team leader and a supervising civil engineer who'll oversee your work, you’ll have a delegated engineer to help you on a day-to-day basis. These people will share their extensive knowledge and experience, giving you every opportunity to become the best flood and coastal risk engineer you can be.

We offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. In addition, we offer flex-time, helping you achieve a positive work-life balance. We’re fully committed to having an inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working patterns, including job share.

To apply

If you have any questions about the programme, please feel free to email

Closing date for applications: 1st April 2018 23:55:00

We expect successful candidates to start in September 2018 (other start dates maybe considered.

Diversity: it’s in our nature


Civil Service Fast Stream