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  • UK, London
  • Negotiable
  • 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 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

Requirements

- 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  

 

Desirable:  

 

- 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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