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Here at the ESCP we are always on the look out for new talent to join our team and for those who are as excited about coastal engineering as we are – people with skills ranging from civil engineering right through to communications and collaboration; it all counts and we’re interested!

So while vacancies we have below may not be to your qualification or interest, please don’t let that stop you from sending us your CV and a little cover note to our email at and we will keep you on our job vacancy mailing list for future roles to join our fantastic team.


Coastal Engineer / Coastal Project Engineer


£18,898 - £40,298 (Career Grade)


17th August 2018 

Overall Objectives of the Job

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy multi-disciplinary teammanaging coastal flood and erosion risk on the south coast.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership provides a Coastal Defence Management Service to Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council that reduces the risks to people, the developed and natural environment from flooding and coastal erosion. This area includes three major harbours of significant environmental importance and over 160km of coastline.

The role offers the opportunity to work and gain experience in a wide variety of roles within the Service. Working within the Capital Projects Team alongside engineers and construction management professionals, you will assist the project teams in undertaking civil engineering design, site supervision for the construction of large capital projects and the maintenance of various types of coastal assets along this coastline.

You will have the opportunity to work on our existing multi million pound projects that include the design and construction of the next generation of flood defences at Southsea and around the North of Portsea Island.

We are also developing engineering options and designing new flood defences in Portchester, Hayling Island and Gosport. In addition, the Capital Projects Team provides technical advice and support to the wider functions within the coastal partnership and partner authorities.

You will have the opportunity to work and gain experience in a wide variety of roles within the Service. From setting and implementing Coastal Strategies to appraising, designing and supervising the construction of projects and the maintenance of various types of coastal assets along this coastline in an environmentally sensitive way. Project management, and NEC3/4 Contract Management experience will be of particular advantage to the role.

We are looking for suitable applicants at both the start of their careers and those with experience of managing complex projects. You will require a degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline and have a good knowledge of civil engineering procedures.

If appropriate, you will be able to take advantage of our approved training scheme to gain Chartered Engineer status.  Your initial salary will depend on post graduation experience.

Interested? For more information please contact Marc Bryan, Capital Projects Manager on (023) 9244 6463.

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Coastal Environmental Engineer / Coastal Environmental Project Engineer x 2 


£18,896 - £40,298 (Career Grade)


26th August 2018

Overall Objectives of the Job

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy Team managing coastal flood and erosion risk. 
Due to an increasing programme of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) works, we are seeking two individuals to join our existing team of six Environmental, Licencing and Consenting Officers. We are looking for entry level coastal environmental engineers (salary band £18,896 - £31,855). Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress through this career graded roll as they develop the experience required. 

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) formed an alliance in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across the coastlines of four Local Authorities; Fareham Borough Council, Gosport Borough Council, Havant Borough Council and Portsmouth City Council.

The innovative initiative was driven forward by a need for coastal management that recognises coastal flooding and erosion risk impacts are not exclusive to Local Authority boundaries. The ESCP coastline is diverse and includes three major harbours of significant environmental importance and over 160km of coastline.

These roles involve supporting the preparation of Planning and Marine Licence Applications and the production of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), including Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA) and Water Framework Directive (WFD) Assessments. As part of the EIA process, you will be required to support the environment team in the assessment of the impacts of FCERM schemes on the natural, built and human environment whilst promoting environmental enhancement opportunities where they are viable.

We are currently developing major FCERM schemes at Southsea, North Portsea Island, Portchester to Paulsgrove, Alverstoke / Seafield (Gosport) and an FCERM Investment Strategy for Hayling Island. We are also working in Partnership with the Environment Agency, developing Habitat Creation Initiatives in the Solent region as part of our Regional Habitat Creation Programme.

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for the coastal environment, understanding the careful balance between this and the need for FCERM. One post will be focussed towards undertaking environmental site audits of construction works on the ground, ensuring environmental compliance on sites, and undertaking habitat and species surveys. The second post will be focussed towards general EIA, HRA, WFD and project support. We are particularly interested in applicants with knowledge of the following: heritage and archaeology, contaminated land, health and air quality, socio-economics, amenity and recreation, species and habitats surveys.

You will have a degree in an environmental / engineering / coastal management / planning related discipline. You will be enthusiastic, environmentally aware and have confidence in your ability to find solutions to problems. Familiarity with computer software applications, including GIS would be an advantage.

In making your application, please ensure you clearly set out how you meet all the criteria of the Person Specification for Coastal Environmental Engineer. Criteria marked as ‘(Coastal Environmental Project Engineer)’ will not be used to assess your application, but will become necessary for future progression through these career graded rolls.
Interested?  For an informal discussion please contact Gavin Holder, Coastal Policy – Environment Team Leader, on (023) 9244 6121.

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