We’re partnering with local authorities to create thriving local spaces and services for citizens which go beyond expectations, improving productivity and outcomes for local communities across the UK.

We have an outstanding track record of providing development management, planning policy and consultancy services to over 100 local authority clients nationwide. Our work can see us partnering with up to 30 local authorities at any one time, working on a variety of contracts which allow our team to gain new skills in a range of locations, all with different planning constraints, plans and processes. You’ll build on and develop your skills quickly and there’s always a new challenge on the horizon for anyone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Opportunities in engineering and the built environment

Where could you join us?

Traffic and transportation design

We keep everyone moving right across the UK. Our extensive network of qualified and experienced in-house engineers and construction professionals are designing, constructing and supervising highways projects of all shapes and sizes.

Our highly skilled highways team works with local authorities on projects ranging from major junction improvements, new roads and bridges; to smaller developments such as traffic calming, road safety schemes and pedestrian and cycle schemes. In North Tyneside alone, we look after 826km of road, 1,700km of footpaths, 33,000 gullies and over 100 bridges.

We’re also providing street lighting to local highway authorities, university campuses, hospitals, parks and schools; saving them money and energy while improving community safety. You’ll help to keep the country connected and have a real impact on the future of our nation.


Our team of planners is helping communities to decide on the best way to use land and buildings, and make places work for everyone. We do this by supporting local authorities to become more resilient and better resourced for the future. Our work involves the full development management process, including validation, application, appeals and enforcement queries.

We help local authorities so that they can focus on what matters the most: shaping the places we live, work and play in. There’s a really large team here, from a variety of backgrounds, and we work with a huge number of clients, so there’s a lot of variety in what we do. You could be helping families to build their dream extension or your work might involve creating open spaces or new play parks.

You’ll be making a significant difference to communities, making areas safer and improving amenities for everyone who uses them.

Building control

Our building control teams are helping to create safer built environments for communities and safeguarding people’s health and welfare. We ensure that buildings are designed and built in accordance with building regulations, legislation and guidance.

We’re part of the National Local Authority Building Control service, working closely with the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Collectively, they recognise the role we play in supporting local authorities and this allows us to access benefits associated with government funding and LABC training.

We’re involved in a wide range of work including domestic and commercial site inspections, design appraisals, structural and fire engineering appraisals, and offering sustainability advice. In short we play an important role in looking after public safety and security. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects, to grow your career and build your CV, all with the security of working for one employer.

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Typical roles

Here are a few of the typical roles you can find within Capita working in engineering and the built environment:

    You’ll be improving building safety and the environment we live in - reporting to the senior building control inspector, you’ll be a vital part of a dynamic team as you deliver statutory building control functions to our core and external growth services on a wide range of commercial and domestic projects. You’ll be involved at every stage of the construction process and be creating the standards that make sure projects are safe, compliant and sustainable.

    With innovative technology at your fingertips, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with various colleagues, stakeholders and organisations.

    You’ll be responsible for developing detailed briefs in conjunction with the client and senior colleagues. You’ll carry out site surveys including measured surveys, condition surveys and defect analysis, and you’ll carry out design and specification work alongside assisting with the preparation of tender information.

    Other key areas include assisting with administering building contracts and undertaking professional surveying work.

    You’ll be responsible for developing briefs, carrying out feasibility studies and designing highway schemes using industry specialist software. Your work will include condition and site surveys and reporting on any findings. You’ll design and manage traffic surveys and public consultations, and produce detailed drawings to technical standards, with accurate cost estimates and contract documentation.

    You’ll ensure the delivery of cost-effective and quality services to enhance the quality of life and physical environment, and contribute to the prosperity of the areas we serve. You’ll offer technical support with the promotion, design and execution of projects, schemes, investigations and analysis, helping to keep things within budgets and programmes.

    You’ll be joining a long-established, multi-disciplinary team and work alongside other engineers, surveyors and senior professionals. Your workload will be varied and will cover both public and private sectors, including health, education and Local Government clients.

    As an officer on energy, sustainability and climate change, you’ll be joining a dynamic team who are responding to the emerging challenges around sustainability, climate change and net zero ambitions.

    This role gives you the opportunity to work with local councils, partner organisations and external growth clients to tackle climate change. You’ll take the lead on all planning and policy related environmental sustainability and climate change issues, including the climate status and London Heat Island Map.

    You’ll be supporting a local council with their estate objectives, so that they can maximise returns and stimulate economic activity. Reporting into the Head of Property Services, you’ll be responsible for delivering a range of property services, including estate management, landlord and tenant, lettings and marketing, acquisitions, disposals and valuations.

    Your work will include assessing mechanical and electrical works carried out by others. Checking compliance with regulatory standards/CIBSE guides, assessing the condition and lifecycle of existing plants and making recommendations for repairs and replacements. Your focus will be the design and specification of smaller value projects (up to £500,000) and occasionally on £1m contracts. In this role, you’ll need experience in the design and specification of all aspects of mechanical building services.

    You’ll work with our national growth team supporting local authorities with a wide range of planning and enforcement services. As part of an ambitious, successful team you’ll offer our clients a high quality, customer focused, timely and outcome-based enforcement service. This will include conducting investigations and interviews under the provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    This is a senior role within the project management office team working on non-core call-off work and supporting the asset optimisation client value proposition. You’ll bring your experience of delivering complex developments and leading teams to build a multidisciplinary professional consultancy service.

    You’ll be accountable to the project board and the executive, and you’ll have the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis, within the constraints laid down by them.

    You’ll be supporting the wider town planning teams to offer our clients high quality, timely and outcome-based development management services. The role involves providing accurate administrative and technical support to the team and, because of the nature of the work, you have the opportunity to work in the field or from home.

    You could join us as a town planner at graduate, consultant, senior or principal levels. You’ll be part of a large, friendly team with an outstanding track record in development management, planning policy and consultancy services. Together, we’re helping to develop the future of planning and make places work for everyone.

    As a planner, you’ll be processing minor to major applications, and preparing and presenting evidence wherever needed. You’ll be involved in a wide range of projects, from hospitals to libraries, commercial premises to residential properties. You’ll have the opportunity to become chartered and have access to our tailored learning and development programme too.



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