Utility Infrastructure Consultant

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

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Associate Utility Consultant


We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Utility Consultant with experience of the utility infrastructure industry.

The management of risk posed by utility infrastructure on a successful building project is paramount to its success. Issues such as capacity shortages, encroachment on sites, aging assets and commercial opportunities are increasingly requiring a particular skill set to manage.

Hoare Lea has an established team of dedicated experienced consultants who assist developers with their utility industry interfaces, challenge the industry to do better and explore new opportunities in an evolving energy world.

To enable this team to grow, we are seeking people with experience in the industry to join us.

The successful applicant will be joining this exciting new group which is expanding its own work streams, diversifying its capabilities and helping support the businesses existing staff to serve clients better. The role will involve assisting on project delivery, working with clients to manage the process of reinforcement, diversion and procurement of utility infrastructure. You will be working closely with the group’s Director, supporting other team members on a wide range of building projects with their varying utility infrastructure requirements.

The team is predominantly based in Bristol and Birmingham. This new role will help build our business in London, liaising with London directors, building a new client base to reestablish a team.

About us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Hoare Lea has joined Tetra Tech’s High-Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of MEP firms.

Why work for us?

You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.

You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.

You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

The role

This is a project lead and client-facing role where you will have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s largest residential and commercial schemes. You will work with other team members supporting them and support the group Director.

You will:

  • Be a Safe pair of hands for our clients to help deliver key schemes which are often complex and demanding
  • Make applications, consult, design and manage the process of getting sites cleared and buildings connected to utility infrastructure
  • Take direction from management
  • Support other team members and manage the delivery of a range of projects
  • Ensure the standards of work and information provided to clients remains high
  • Provide business development support
  • Lead a growing team in london
  • Help mentor other team members
  • Play your part in supporting the team to grow.

Additionally, you’ll be responsible for:

Technical application and operational standards

Service quality and professional reputation

Inter-office technical reporting and assistance

Adherence to the firms QM, H&S and Environmental standards

What we are looking for

Some experience in delivering utility connections, diversions and strategies for development projects in the UK.

Understanding of Gas, Water, Electricity, Drainage and telecom industry. We recognize that not every candidate will have experience of every utility, and will consider those with experience of one or more utility but with a willingness to gain knowledge on all utility services.

Proven project experience of utilities in the construction sector

An understanding and ability to work closely with clients on challenging aspects

An understanding for the need to have both a technical and commercial skill set

Technical and commercial understanding of the industry

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry-leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

Private medical scheme

Life Assurance

Income protection

Travel Allowance – electric car scheme

25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service

Contributory pension scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave

Season Ticket Loans

Professional membership subscription


Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to being a place where underrepresented individuals and communities are not just included, but where marginalised knowledge and experience is valued, amplified, and harnessed. So, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including women, people of the Global Majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled people, neurodivergent people, and those from all other underrepresented or marginalised groups. To learn more about our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, see our DEI strategy.

Adjustments and accommodations

If there are adjustments or accommodations that we can put in place to ensure you can participate and give your best at any stage of the recruitment process (whether relating to disability, neurodivergence, or anything else) please let us know.

Flexible working

We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance for all employees. So, we welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements to suit their particular needs and lifestyle, including part-time, term-time-only, and remote working.

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • consulting
  • finance
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project delivery
  • Client management
  • Technical application
  • Operational standards
  • Service quality
  • Business development
  • Team management
  • Mentoring
  • Gas industry
  • Water industry
  • Electricity industry
  • Telecom industry
  • Construction utility projects
  • Commercial skills

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