Principal Structural Engineer / Director Designate

Location
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Salary
Competitive salary offered
Posted
25 May 2018
Closes
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

PRINCIPAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER  / DIRECTOR DESIGNATE

JOB DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION

A rare and exciting opportunity exists for a successful, ambitious and energetic Principal Structural Engineer to join the Abacus Design team at Loughborough with a view to swift promotion to Director.

He or she will be required to assist in the management and supervision our Loughborough office and will undertake a wide variety of structural engineering design, inspection and investigation work.

LOCATION

Loughborough

BACKGROUND / OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

Abacus Design Associates Ltd is a busy Consulting Engineers practice, primarily engaged in structural engineering design, inspection and drawing work on a wide variety of building and civil engineering structures.  The practice currently employs twelve staff and is an Employee Owned company whose profits are distributed to employees.

SALARY

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

The closing date for applications is 25th June 2018

 

 

PRINCIPAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER / DIRECTOR DESIGNATE  -  PERSON SPECIFICATION

Introduction

A rare and exciting opportunity exists for a successful, ambitious and energetic Principal Structural Engineer to join the Abacus Design team at Loughborough with a view to swift promotion to Director.

Abacus Design is an employee-owned practice.

Short-listed candidates will be asked for interview which will also include a short written examination and may be held in two stages.

The successful applicant will be an ambitious, hard-working and dedicated Chartered Structural Engineer with at least 3 years’ relevant experience since becoming chartered.  Evidence of outstanding communication skills is also required. 

An attractive salary (including a non-contractual bonus) will be offered to the successful applicant. 

Essential Minimum Requirements

  • A hard-working, friendly and likeable disposition, with a good sense of humour.
  • Chartered Structural Engineer with 5 years’ relevant experience in structural design and detailing of UK building structures, and in structural inspection of a range of existing building structures and those under construction.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage staff in a design office environment organising and prioritising workloads.
  • Commercial awareness of a small or medium sized structural consultancy
  • Extensive structural design and detailing ability in steelwork, concrete, timber and masonry both manually and using computer design packages with a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comprehensive IT awareness and ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Awareness of relevant health and safety legislation.
  • Experience in the preparation of contract documents, specifications, etc.
  • Basic draughting and detailing ability using AutoCAD.
  • Desire to work hard, to learn, to develop career and to participate in the business.

Desirable Requirements

  • Car owner who has the use of a car for occasional site visits.
  • Experience in financial control of a design office.
  • Previous experience as a director.
  • Experience in drainage, highway and bridge design.

 

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