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  • UK, London
  • from £30,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 5
  • Industry: Water
  • Discipline: Design, Civil Design Engineering, Design Engineering, Structural Engineering
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

The Role:

The purpose of this role is to carry out detailed structural design and checking of temporary works and minor permanent works for civil engineering and to provide technical support to assist with operational activities.

Technical design

Prepare and check detailed technical designs (including calculations, drawings, risk assessments, design certificates)

Undertake preliminary designs for pricing

Obtain independent checks and/or third-party technical approvals (e.g. for rail works)

Ensure design outputs meet CDM/health and safety/environmental compliance

Technical support

Provide technical information/advice

Propose and/or develop value-engineered alternative solutions (during design or construction phases)

Undertake a technical review of method statements for complex or unusual methods

Undertake a review of defects or compensation events and advise on solutions

Administrative support

Assist with the approval of external suppliers

Assist with the developing and maintaining processes, procedures and standards for technical design

Obtain or provide pricing for estimating purposes

General responsibilities

Liaise with clients/customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary

Assist with promoting best practices internally

Assist with promoting the Company to customers

Key measures & targets:

Deliver required services on time and to cost/quality standards

Contribute wherever possible to enable the company to meet CDM/health & safety/environmental targets

Key relationships:

Design & Engineering team and other technical staff

Project-based staff including Contracts Managers, Project Managers, Site Agents, Site Engineers

Clients, suppliers and third parties



Experience of 2-3 years within the structural engineering field, experience in the detailed design of structures either permanent or temporary works including the use of frame analysis software, structural design software and the use of CAD software for design purposes (not drafting)

Ability to carry out calculations by hand or in software such as MathCAD

Working knowledge of relevant industry specifications (Eurocodes, BS 5975 and other BS standards for structural design still used in the industry)

Experience in structural engineering office carrying out design calculations, analysis and developing or following structural methodology

Degree, or equivalent, in Structural Engineering

Thorough knowledge of structural principles

Knowledge of construction processes, methods etc

Good team worker and able to coach others but also able to exercise own judgement and work independently and manage own time/tasks

Effective communicator and able to assert own view

Ability to identify structural suitability, critical load cases


A mix of site and design office experience

Incorporated/Chartered membership, or equivalent, with a relevant professional institution (or en route to achieving such a qualification)

Current relevant CSCS card

  • Quote ref: 513/23270

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