Senior Structural Engineer – Purley

Primary Objectives

Design and supervise projects designated by your Group Leader. Carry out detailed design and calculations in accordance with either British Standards or Eurocode as directed. Assist and prepare designs, specifications, reports and drawings to the design programme. Oversee and direct both CAD and junior engineers as required. Attend meetings and attend site to review/monitor works and to undertake surveys as required to progress the projects.

General Responsibilities

  • Designing, managing and supervising projects, establish client brief, technical requirements, scope of works, cost plans and agree deliverables, i.e. report, specifications and drawings scope for all projects with your Group Leader.
  • Agree level of service, and project design duties with your Group Leader, for each project, understanding the relationship with the fee.
  • Assist Group Leader with monitoring engineering/CAD resource requirement for each project within your control.
  • Carry out engineering concept design to detailed design, tender and contract on site supervision, to completion, ensuring projects are undertaken in accordance with design briefs and that completion deadlines are achieved.
  • Liaise with the design team to produce co-ordinated designs that are technically compliant, to a consistent quality and standard. Provide positive contribution to design/project meetings. Maintain regular ‘in house’ design reviews and checks.
  • Monitor and control project progress, design variations and project financial budgets where applicable.
  • Maintain excellent client and design team relationships to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Undertake structural survey works and produce reports for the same.
  • Pursue new business opportunities where appropriate with existing and new clients.
  • When acting as design team leader, co-ordinate with other project disciplines where required.
  • Implement Company Health and Safety. Ensure all designs respond to the CDM regulations.
  • Implement and assist in managing QA systems and procedures on all projects.
  • Assist with Project Archiving at end of a Project Completion.
  • Accurately complete timesheets, assist with invoices and other reporting requirements and submit in accordance with reporting formats and deadlines.
  • Maintain personal CPD and personal development plans.
  • Continuous adoption of all Civil and Structural engineering rules and regulations, endeavouring to ensure protection of the Companies reputation and Professional Indemnity at all times.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Extensive experience, especially in designing and managing projects, ideally 5 years’ industry experience.
  • Experience of monitoring contract staff or third party appointments would be desirable.
  • Able to undertake computer modelling organise and direct the production of CAD drawings and correspond effectively with opposite numbers with other consultants.
  • Skills in project managing on-going jobs with limited supervision are desirable.
  • Experience in the same or similar position is desired.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
  • The ability to project a positive and professional attitude at all times.
  • Educational qualifications to a degree level or equivalent are desired.
  • Chartered Status in chosen discipline preferred, or ongoing pursuit of Chartered status and business qualifications where applicable.
  • Good knowledge and use of appropriate project and design analysis software.
  • Personable and a ‘can do’ attitude with resource management experience.
  • Able to establish rapport and good working relationships within the project team and Clients.
  • To be able to work as part as a team and collaboratively and co-operatively.

If you have what it takes to bring buildings to life, please contact Human Resources via email on +44 (0)20 8763 5900