Join our established engineering consultancy practice in Suffolk

We strongly value our staff and recognise the instrumental role each member plays in delivering high quality services to clients. See below for details of our current vacancies. To apply, please send us a copy of your CV along with a covering email to

Join our established engineering consultancy practice in Suffolk

We strongly value our staff and recognise the instrumental role each member plays in delivering high quality services to clients. See below for details of our current vacancies. To apply, please send us a copy of your CV along with a covering email to


We firmly believe that when people are happy and supported, they progress and reach their full potential. Individual wellbeing, development and career progression is actively promoted and supported across the company. Haydn Evans is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and our diverse, committed workforce is a superb testament to this. We genuinely encourage females to join the engineering industry and as a company, we are proud to have a workforce that is 50% female.

Haydn Evans has enjoyed growth and modernisation over the last few years and as a result, we are experiencing success within new fields, high staff engagement, individual progression and have moved to new high-quality premises. Our strong relationships with clients, successful projects and continued output of high quality work has enabled us to earn a fantastic reputation. We are highly respected and valued by our pool of carefully selected clients.

We have a number of opportunities for individuals who are keen to make a difference, help influence positive change and enhance their career.

Experienced Civil/Structural Engineer – Rail

Haydn Evans Consulting Limited was founded in 2000 and has, in recent years experienced exponential growth, necessitating a move to newly refurbished premises in 2021.   Our company values sit at the heart of everything we do, allowing us to deliver outstanding consultancy services to our clients and achieve Engineering Technical Excellence on each and every project. We recognise that our team of individuals are key to this success, we place great value on individual professional development and progression whilst actively promoting and supporting positive health and wellbeing. In recognition of this, we are very proud to have become an Employee Owned Business as of 1st August 2023. This demonstrates  the genuine value that we place on our staff, our commitment to safeguarding their long term security and  ensuring that employees genuinely benefit from the company’s success.

Our Rail team work across the industry on civil and structural projects, carrying out inspections, reporting, asset management support and design of new works. Recent project work includes extensive inspections and reporting, in some cases on high-risk structures, platform reconstruction, canopy refurbishment, new depots, car parks, bridge reconstructions and other station works. The team has an excellent reputation and has experienced strong success. 

We are seeking an ambitious Senior/Principal Civil Engineer to join our expanding team and assist with the expansion of our operations.  The role would suit those who have experience working within an Engineering consultancy environment who are now seeking their next challenge.

The role would be suited to a driven individual who is personable and able to communicate well with colleagues, fellow professionals, clients, and technical authorities.  The candidate should also be versatile and have the ability to think on their feet. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to help shape the future of the business and join a team who value inclusion and development of staff at all levels.


  • Provide cover for the Head of Rail/senior engineer within the scope of your experience.
  • Manage projects, with assistance where required, from conception through to construction/delivery.
  • Attend client and site meetings.
  • Undertake surveys/site inspections.
  • Assist with staff training and mentoring of trainees and graduates.


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent (2:1 or above).
  • Ability to evidence a significant amount of relevant UK based work experience.
  • Chartered/Incorporated status or working towards professional qualification *
  • Ability to clearly communicate with others and interpret instructions.
  • Desire to contribute to company development and to your own development.
  • Track record of delivering projects through all design stages and construction.
  • Confident at carrying out/delivering design work.
  • Maintain and build current client relationships and seek new opportunities.
  • Full driving License.

*Candidates who are not chartered/incorporated will receive full training and support in achieving professional qualification via our internal ICE Training scheme..

Additional benefits

  • Private Healthcare for you and your immediate family (currently offered through Vitality)
  • Access to the Edenred discount scheme
  • The opportunity to buy up to an additional 10 days annual leave per year.
  • Discretionary annual bonus, which is both company and individual performance related.
  • Annual Salary Review, increasing accordingly with development and progression.
  • Access to our internal ICE Training Scheme.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

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James Calvert


James has over 20 years’ experience working in civil engineering consultancy. James’ experience spans planning support for flood risk, drainage and highway design through to detailed design. He has led planning assessments for commercial and residential schemes ranging from minor developments to major mixed used developments. James’ experience both in planning and detailed engineering design enables him to determine pragmatic approaches to overcoming planning issues and strategies that are deliverable. James works alongside other specialists to integrate designs to provide integrated solutions for clients. In his spare time, James is a keen triathlete, enjoys hill walking, watching rugby and spending time with his family (especially Bramble the Spaniel).

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Sunil Jethmalani


Sunil has over 33 years of experience working in structural engineering consultancy. Sunil has been responsible for a wide range of projects ranging in value from 1 million to 500 million, from inception to completion involving direct liaison with clients and other construction professionals, preparation of feasibility studies, detail design development, site supervision and site inspection. Sunil has worked on a wide range of projects covering all major sectors of engineering i.e. Educational, Retail, Residential, Refurbishment, Warehouses, Commercial, Heavy Industrial, Power distribution, Rail, etc. 

Jonathan Hudson - Director

Jonathan Hudson


Jonathan has over 35 years’ experience working in civil engineering consultancy. His experience is extensive and he works across the business, and is responsible for leading all Marine work. Jonathan has developed a reputation as a local marine expert and his expertise is sought by key clients who depend upon his professional advice. Jonathan has led the design of extensive high profile schemes, including the design of a new pleasure pier at Felixstowe and the design of a jetty in the River Thames designed to berth oil tankers. His extensive experience enables him to quickly determine economical and pragmatic solutions to complex engineering problems.

Joe Palmer - Director

Joe Palmer

BSc (Hons) MICE IEng - Head of Rail

Joe leads all Rail projects and has 20 years’ experience in engineering consultancy, predominantly in a rail and civils structures background. He is a professionally qualified Civil Engineer with experience of acting as CEM and CRE on railway projects. He has led the design of extensive major projects and has experience in all forms of structures in a railway environment. Joe has an innate understanding of the operational, time and safety constraints associated with railway projects and is able to provide expert technical advice in meeting these head on. Joe’s professional areas of interest include the examination, management and rehabilitation of existing structures, and the development of junior staff.

Mike Reed - Director

Mike Reed

BSc (Hons) MICE CEng - Director

Mike is a structural/civil engineer with 40 years’ experience across a wide range of projects in the housing, education, commercial, leisure, health and infrastructure sectors. He is experienced in design using all major structural materials, and has a sympathetic approach to the restoration of listed buildings. Mike is one of the founding directors of the practice and leads all civil and structural engineering projects.