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23 Jul 2018

Permanent Civil Structural Engineer

 Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Main Purpose:


Undertake design, supervision, management and negotiations culminating in sound structural solutions.

  • Design good economical, sound structural solutions whether working within a team environment, independently or with external consultants.
  • Carry out all aspects of cost effective detailed structural engineering design in relation to the Company’s activities, to agreed programme dates.
  • Production of all relevant working drawings as required.
  • Monitoring of external consultants to produce same.
  • Progressive in using available technology to improve best working practices.
  • Effective use of CAD facilities in structural engineering design work.
  • Assess all site investigations and make all other relevant departments aware of any potential risks and solutions thereto.
  • Assess proposed sites including arranging site investigation work to enable proposals for foundation design to be made.
  • Ensure all other relevant departments are fully aware of implications of the design.
  • Communicate, liaise and arrange meetings with NHBC and Local Authorities where applicable on structural engineering matters to achieve the necessary approvals.
  • Ensure all necessary disciplines are kept fully informed of all structural issues.
  • Arrange and attend such meetings as deemed necessary to deal with structural queries or problems in a timely manner.
  • Be proactive in dealing with sites and the NHBC to gain good sound economic solutions on site.
  • Undertake site inspections as and when required concerning structural items.
  • Commission external consultants when necessary in relation to specific works (bore holes, ground treatments, materials testing, piling designs).
  • Liaise with the consultants in connection with the Company’s requirements.
  • Prepare tender packages for specialist design (e.g. steel frames, piling, vibro).
  • Check and approve specialist details.
  • Liaise with any structural specialists to ensure good, sound economic solutions are achieved.
  • Manage and liaise with other departments with regard to after sale problems.
  • Inspect and report on any problems relating to structural matters.
  • Inspect of remedial works as and when required.


Education, training or qualifications:

  • 3 A’ levels or equivalent qualification, inc. Maths or Science
  • HNC / HND at technician level but must be willing to complete a degree course whilst working

Relevant experience:

  • At least 12 months experience working within a residential house builder
  • In-depth knowledge of CAD
  • Knowledge of structural packages
  • Understanding of changes to regulations and legislation


Special skills or knowledge:

  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Able to analyse complex data and critically evaluate plans
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • The ability to visualise and explain design ideas


How to Apply

Please contact me on 0117 973 8507 -

Job Categories: Structural & Civil. Job Types: Permanent. Job Tags: + Car Allowance. Salaries: £40000 to £50000.

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