Senior / Principal Structural Engineer


Job Details

Is a successful career progression and a healthy work life balance equally as important to you? Are you looking for good professional support in progressing professionally and achieving your Chartership status or progressing to an Associate / Technical Director level?

If so, my well-respected client, who has been established for 35 years’, is currently looking out for a Senior / Principal Structural Engineer, similar to yourself.

The successful candidate will have an interest in working on a wide variety of projects including healthcare, retail, leisure, conversion of offices to flats, residential, retaining walls and much more. They will also be responsible for structural inspections, preparation of calculations and details, attendance at project meetings and site visits, overseeing projects from start to completion, mentoring other engineers, and report writing.


Successful candidate specifications:

  • BEng/ MEng Civil/ Structural Engineering Qualification
  • Minimum 5 years' industry specific work experience
  • Design experience using Eurocodes and British Standards
  • Experience in the structural design of reinforced concrete, steelwork, timber, and masonry buildings
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver multiple projects 
  • Experience in working to deadlines and within budgets on large scale projects
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, clients and  other design team members
  • Be responsible for directing Junior Engineers and Technicians to produce the appropriate level of design information required 
  • Chartered Engineer, or be working towards achieving Chartered Engineer status
  • AutoCAD experience 
  • A full UK driving licence and access to their own transport
Company details:

My client’s Suffolk office is a dynamic, friendly and collaborative environment specializing in structural engineering with a focus on residential, healthcare, retail and leisure projects. Led by their 2 esteemed Chartered Technical Directors, and supported by their team of Associates and principals and junior engineers and technicians, they take pride in their diverse portfolio of iconic projects.

Job Responsibilities:

-          Lead and oversee the structural design team, providing guidance and mentoring to junior engineers.
-          Take a leadership role in project planning, coordination, and execution.
-          Collaborate with architects, other engineers, and project managers to understand project requirements and constraints.
-          Participate in project planning meetings to determine design parameters, goals, and timelines.
-          Perform structural analysis using engineering software and manual calculations to ensure the stability, strength, and safety of structures
-          Review and approve complex structural designs, ensuring they meet the project requirements and comply with relevant codes and standards.
-          Provide technical expertise and support to the team during the design phase.
-          Provide training and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering their professional growth and development.
-          Stay updated on industry codes and guidelines to incorporate the latest best practices into designs.
-          Address and resolve structural issues that may arise during the design or construction phase.

Salary and benefits:

-          Competitive salary packages
-          Private Healthcare
-          A contributory 4% Pension Scheme
-          25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
-          Regular CPD events and training
-          In-house mentoring for chartered membership of ICE or IStructE

If you happen to know anyone that might be interested, or if you’re currently looking for a role and like the sound of it, please do let me know through sending your updated CV and portfolio of work to this email;

bmcculloch@rgb.co.uk.

Looking forward to reviewing your application!


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