Principal Structural Engineer

Allen Gordon
Perth, Scotland
Competitive Salary
08 Aug 2018
08 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Allen Gordon LLP are consulting civil and structural engineers providing design services to a wide range of public and private sector clients across Scotland. Our key markets include water, renewables, infrastructure and structural design.  We are currently looking for a Principal Structural Engineer for our busy Perth office where we are engaged in a wide variety of domestic, commercial and industrial projects.

Perth is a small, attractive city on the edge of the Highlands and provides an excellent quality of life.  We offer an excellent package including a competitive salary based on experience.  No agencies please - only individual applications will be considered.

Candidate Specification

  • Chartered Engineer (MIStructE or MICE), preferably with a minimum of 5 years post-Chartered experience.  Candidates approaching Chartered status may also be considered.
  • SER Approved Certifier of Design (Building Structures) or a willingness to work towards this.
  • Excellent technical skills, including experience in all major structural materials and a thorough understanding of current Scottish building design standards and practices.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to support our existing client relationships, prepare bids and enhance our ability to attract new clients.
  • Proven experience in the successful delivery of projects, the ability to manage changes, work to budget and programme.
  • Experience in managing a team of Engineers and technicians.
  • A flexible attitude to the type of work undertaken.
  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative.


  • Deliver a wide variety of Structural Engineering projects and assist with the management of a team of Engineers and technicians.
  • Effectively manage own time over multiple projects and also control resources.
  • Build client relationships and help to identify business opportunities.
  • Prepare fee proposals and manage budgets.
  • Develop and guide more junior members of the team.