Current Vacancies

Experienced Flood Risk Engineer

In April 2022, DLP, which was originally formed in 1991, became an employee owned business, and is now one of the largest, independent town planning consultancies in England.  The Company presently has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield Leeds and Liverpool. (

The Sustainable Development and Delivery (SDD) Team is a specialist team within DLP that provide a range of transport planning, traffic engineering and infrastructure design services to support development proposals all around the UK.  The SDD team work closely with planning and master planning colleagues in relation to development layout design, planning applications and discharge of planning conditions.

In order to support growth, not just in the volume of our workload but also critically in the breadth of the services that we offer, we are looking to recruit an experienced Flood Risk / Drainage engineer with a client focussed and ‘can do’ attitude.

The candidate will have experience and expertise in the provision of Flood Risk Assessments, drainage strategies and design, (hydraulic modelling would be a benefit but not essential) , and the ability to technically lead, manage and deliver the flood risk and drainage aspects of development related projects . The role will also involve developing and winning new work both organically within the existing business and externally from new clients.

We are looking for candidates with the skills, experience and attributes set out below. If you feel you are the right candidate for this position then please send us a CV and a covering letter to telling us why you think you’ll be right for us, and us for you. Please provide specifics on the skills you have against those listed as being essential, desirable and useful.


  • Flood risk management experience, including the use of WinDES/Micro Drainage software and CAD;
  • Experience of technically leading and managing projects;
  • Preparation/design of Drainage Strategies to support both outline and detailed planning applications;
  • Project management and work winning experience
  • Client Facing, proposal writing and report reviewing/approval experience.


  • Hydraulic modelling experience
  • Surface water and foul drainage design experience
  • Sustainable drainage (SuDS) design experience
  • Autocad

We offer excellent opportunities to develop and grow your skills and career through involvement in a wide variety of projects as well as a competitive salary, pension scheme, bonus scheme, private health insurance, life insurance and contributions towards professional subscriptions along with a great working environment.

The Company operates a blended working arrangement whereby staff are required to be in their office for core days, with the remainder of the week being either working from home or from an office and to arrange this according to project/company needs.

Please respond with your CV to:

For an informal conversation about this vacancy, please contact David Baber on 07551 122449

John HelyarBristol