Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice - London or Manchester HILSON MORAN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

You will gain an insight into the Built Environment consultancy with a chance for you to explore your skills and interests across this important sector. You’ll work on real projects from day one, that offer scale and variety, collaborating with others and creating a meaningful impact on the world around us.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits 25 days annual leave + bank holidays. option to buy or sell for up to 5 days. flexible working, two paid annual volunteer days. pension scheme, healthcare options, life assurance, L&D programme, employee assistance programme, and more.

  • Working week

    Flexible working available 4 days based out of the London or Manchester office.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Within our I&E Group, you will be an integral part of a dynamic team dedicated to providing comprehensive environmental, infrastructure, and utilities consultancy services. This involves offering planning, design, procurement, and support to landowners and developers involved in significant commercial projects across the UK. The scope of our work spans some of the nation's largest urban regeneration initiatives, garden villages, towns, and cities.

A key focus within the I&E Group is the specialised 'Utilities' discipline, where our team provides expert technical, commercial, and procurement advice. This encompasses the development of new water, energy, and utilities strategies, as well as the planning and execution of new infrastructure, connections, and modifications to existing overhead and underground utilities infrastructure. Our expertise covers a range of utilities, including water, sewerage, decentralised heat and energy networks, electricity, and telecommunications.

Our leaders, technical specialists, dedicated mentors, and a robust continuous learning and development framework will support your journey. The role is designed to cultivate your skills, enabling you to advise, consult, and negotiate with utility companies. You will gain proficiency in preparing drawings using AutoCAD, coordinating designs, and concurrently assessing risks and costs associated with new utilities connections, including network capacity issues. This hands-on experience will unfold across a diverse range of exciting projects.

Collaborating closely with utility undertakers and various energy services providers, you will be responsible for translating detailed designs into meticulously coordinated single and multi-utility work packages. These meticulously coordinated designs will undergo a value-engineering process before being presented to our developer and landowner clients.

In your role, you will capture clients' unique needs through sketches, technical briefing papers, reports, presentations, and other formats. You may take ownership of less complex projects while supporting Senior and Associate level Engineers and Consultants on larger projects. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with landowners, commercial/residential developers, and their agents, gaining insights into their planning and development needs. Your role will extend to preparing and presenting proposals that align with these identified needs.

A crucial aspect of your role involves staying abreast of technological advancements and digital design tools. Hilson Moran, being a digital design practice, emphasises the use of technology in various aspects of the consultancy process. You will develop your skills primarily in AutoCAD (with Revit being employed in major building projects) and Bluebeam. We encourage a creative approach to communication, allowing you to express technical solutions innovatively. This role presents a unique opportunity for you to understand and acquire digital skills, contributing to the ongoing effort to harness technology in novel ways within our practice.

The training you will be getting

What qualifications will I gain at the end of my apprenticeship?

  • You will gain a BTEC HNC Level 4 Civil Engineer Technician

Where and When will I do my training?

  • Your training provider will be London Southbank University at the Southwark Campus
  • You will attend for a day each week (Term time only)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • With on-the-job training and development, you can progress to Senior utilities consultant
  • You may choose to take a mangers route and progress up

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent Mathmatics English & Science (Grade 5-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathmatics and preferbly Science in chemistry or P (Grade EEE or Merit) Essential
BTEC or equivalent MPP in an Engineering/construction subject (Grade 64 UCAS points) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 (Grade 64 UCAS points) Desired
Other Maths or science based qualification (Grade 64 UCAS points) Essential

About the employer

Hilson Moran is a leading mechanical, electrical and public health engineering and environmental design consultancy with over 40 years of expertise designing some of the UK’s most iconic buildings and creating new places and communities across the UK and internationally.




Shackleton House

Hay's Galleria

4 Battlebridge Lane



Clare Ferguson


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please send your CV to us via our website or send it to

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024