We are currently looking to appoint a Climate Change and Adaptation Engineer (CCAE) to assist in the delivery of the technical aspects of our work. The CCAE will actively contribute to TRL’s strategic objective of continuing the growth of its engineering business, through delivering research and consultancy to customers across the public and private sectors. The successful candidate will be stationed in our offices in Crowthorne, or Birmingham but will work predominantly on international assignments. The role also involves travel abroad.
Key Duties / Responsibilities
The Climate Change and Adaptation Engineer (CCAE) will primarily assist the team in incorporating climate resilience aspects in the delivery of research and consultancy projects in the areas of hydrology and drainage design, pavement analysis, pavement performance, materials investigation, slope stability and the development of standards, guidelines and manuals. The role will also involve building relationships with stakeholders in the highways sector internationally and in the UK, to identify commercial opportunities and deliver projects through innovative thinking.
Skills & Experience
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:
Substantial experience in application of climate change risk and vulnerability analysis, climate change predictions and modelling, climate adaptation principles in the design and assessment of highway pavements and hydrology and drainage structures in tropical countries.
Some knowledge and experience in pavement performance and materials investigations.
A track record in technical delivery of research and consultancy work
Capacity to develop business in climate resilience and adaptation.
An excellent working knowledge of common international design standards and specifications.
An in-depth knowledge of climate resilience assessment techniques and analysis models.
Knowledge of the fundamental principles behind pavement design.
A good awareness and knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues.
A good awareness and knowledge of Quality Assurance requirements.
All applicants must be prepared to work flexibly and be willing to work overseas when required.
The successful candidate should be able to take a leading role such as team leader on a climate adaptation project or programme.
Educated to degree level or higher in civil engineering or environmental sciences with either additional qualifications in climate resilience or experience in designing climate resilient infrastructure. Ideally the successful applicant should be a member of an appropriate professional institution.
Eligible candidates should demonstrate strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare high quality technical reports, proposals and present work at seminars and conferences.
At TRL we offer a competitive benefits package including:
Support for professional memberships and further study