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

Senior Civil Engineer and Team Lead

Job Title: Senior Civil Engineer and Team Lead

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Brighton

We have a vacancy for a Chartered or Near Chartered Engineer with 7+ years experience in Civil Engineering sectors. The candidate will support our Marine and Civil Engineering teams who are currently engaged in newly secured work in the ports, highways, flood defence, energy and heritage sectors.

Candidates will ideally have appropriate master’s degree level learning accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers. However, HOP can assist and support a Chartership qualification under our approved ICE training Scheme.

As the largest Civil, Structural & Marine consultancy in the South East, HOP have a varied project portfolio that extends across the residential and commercial, public, industrial and marine sectors.

We are based just few minutes the centre of Brighton close to the beach with excellent transport links around the city. We are a friendly, sociable, and inclusive team with many of our personnel enjoying the active pursuits that the surrounding city, coast, and countryside has to offer.

What HOP can offer you:

  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, rising with service.
  • 1 Friday off per four weeks outside of the standard holiday allowance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Inclusive, friendly team culture and office environment
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Ride to Work scheme
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Showering facilities
  • Established training ethos
  • Support toward Chartership
  • Opportunity to get involved in HOP’s community initiatives and charity technical work

You will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out design of Civil Engineering structures
  • Managing small to medium design projects from inception through to completion
  • Ensuring project related documentation is compliant to Business Management systems, processes, and procedures
  • Mentoring junior Engineers and graduates
  • Liaising with Directors and clients on project issues
  • Leading in development of fee proposals for small to medium works
  • Managing projects to keep within timescale, budget constraints and to meet quality expectations
  • Preparing monthly reports and fee forecasts

Additional duties:

  • Ensure the professional development of yourself and those that you mentor
  • Engage in HOP social value initiatives including, but not limited to, career talks and career fair attendance

Skills and Experience


  • 7+ years of Engineering experience
  • Chartership or near Chartership
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • Broad engineering knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Structural design experience and knowledge of relevant design standards
  • Ability to write quality reports
  • Ability to lead/coordinate delivery of design drawings to clients
  • Experience in, or willingness to take on, team leadership and mentoring junior Engineers
  • Good all-round technical design expertise using British, European and International standards


  • Experience of managing and leading inspection work
  • Experience administering construction projects
  • Managing larger design projects
  • Managing resources and budgets
  • Specific marine/coastal/maritime/diving experience
  • Specific experience in the energy, bridge and historic conservation sectors
  • Experience in people management processes such as performance management reviews, absence and capability concerns (with support from HR)


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to