Current opportunities

Established in 1985, HOP’s experienced and talented people have enabled us to offer practical and economical solutions to realise our client’s visions for over 30 Years. We believe we have a fresh approach to work and are always looking for keen individuals, who seek responsibility and professional advancement.


We offer a generous holiday package, inclusive, friendly culture and established training ethos to support all individuals to achieve professional qualification and membership to ICE & IStructE as appropriate.

Our teams will always consider a good candidate, even if no specific vacancy is advertised. Why not contact us today.


Current Vacancies

Marine Structural Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Marine Structural Engineer to join our project team in Hove, and take the next step in their professional development. The successful candidate should have at least two years post graduate experience and an interest in the marine environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of designs to detailed stage for coastal and maritime works.
  • Completing inspections and assessments of Civil Engineering and coastal structures and features.
  • Structural analysis and modelling of Civil Engineering problems and developing solutions.
  • Preparing calculations in all major construction materials and communicating the design clearly to fellow professionals, clients and contractors through drawings, sketches calculations written and verbal reports.
  • Liaising and collaborating with other professionals, to develop design work to the delivery stage. Including contributing to the production of contract documents and associated procurement activities.
  • Liaising closely with contractors and clients to resolve site queries and developing solutions to site problems. This will likely require occasional site visits and external meetings.
  • Developing your own professional status toward Chartered Engineer status and assisting in the development of others including our Trainee Engineers/Technicians peers.
  • Working within a team of Marine Civil Engineers.

For our complete job advertisement, visit our live vacancy posting here

Senior Civil Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, Chartered, or near Chartered Civil Engineer to join our project team in Hove. The successful candidate will work alongside the Lead Civil Engineer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies, FRA’s, report writing, drawing up plans and details
  • Developing detailed designs from concept to construction to comply with relevant regulations, best practice and guidance
  • Developing SuDS designs to mitigate flood risk and water quality issues
  • Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
  • Coordinating site investigations and analysing data
  • Managing resources efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Liaising effectively with architects, contractors, consultants, statutory authorities, co-workers and clients
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) technology
  • Developing others including our Trainee Engineers/Technicians & Graduates
  • Working successfully alongside Line Management

For our complete job advertisement, visit our live vacancy posting here

Trainee Engineer

Each year we seek the best school leavers and mature students to join our growing business on a ‘learn as you earn basis’.

HOP can offer the right candidate sponsorship through University, via day release, leading to a HNC & BSc/BEng/MSc in Civil Engineering, then onto Chartered Engineer status.

Consider your interest, whether it is in a structural, civil or a marine environment.

By bringing together education & full time employment, Trainees are able to supplement formal learning with real life experience, with support and mentoring from senior Technicians and Engineers.

For more information please visit our Graduates, Undergraduates & School Leavers page.