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Assistant Engineer

About You
Do you want to take your Engineering degree to the next level?

Have you already started your Engineering career and are ready to move into a supportive and collaborative team?
If so read on ...
Our engineering team have an increasing portfolio of work and need to strengthen the team, so you’ll be a recent graduate looking for support and experience and you’ll want to benefit from our training and mentoring programme to help you work towards your Chartered Professional Review.

You’ll have a preference for civil engineering and environmental remediation type projects but be adaptable and willing to apply yourself to a wide range of technical challenges.

You’ll already be a conversant with Autocad and other design software.

You’ll be willing to learn and you’ll be a confident communicator.
You will have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Site based experience and is willing to visit remote sites across the UK
  • Design experience in a civil engineering, mining or related field
  • Report writing and data analysis skills
  • Degree level qualification in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Experience in the design and specification of civil, environmental and river engineering works and of CDM regulations
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

About The Role
You will help resolve the impacts of mining through the application of your civil engineering skills and experience.
You'll be part of the friendly and proactive Engineering team which pride themselves on their structured mentoring programme for professional development and training.
Gaining a broad range of experience in a variety of aspects of our mining remediation portfolio.

You will receive training and experience in a wide range of civil engineering skills including structures, geotechnics, and environmental engineering.  
You will also be working alongside environmental scientists and project managers to investigate, design and deliver on future strategies for environmental improvement.
The role will require you to be able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1 day a week and to be able to undertake day trips or overnight trips to sites in mid Wales on a regular (typically fortnightly) basis.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity and Inclusion Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscription paid
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.

Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at 

or by phone on 01623 637000.
Other important information
Application closing date: 27th February 2023

Sifting date: 28th February 2023
Interviews: w/c 1st March 2023
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates please make us aware, and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

  • Start: 09/02/2023
  • Rate: circa £31,336
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0056
  • Posted: 2023-02-09 16:38:02 -

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