Principal Structural Engineer

£39,880 - £42,821 plus £3,100 call out allowance
28 Oct 2020
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want a rewarding work-life balance with the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting, rewarding projects helping with our key construction challenges in the City, where we put our customers at the centre of the work we do?

We are currently seeking an experienced Civil & Structural Engineer with a Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering and Chartered with the Institution of Structural Engineers or Institution of Civil Engineers to join our team in Bristol City Council.

The role requires proficiency in superstructure and substructure design to UK design codes (Eurocodes desirable), good knowledge of main materials of construction. Providing technical expertise and engineering skills and extensive knowledge in building structures, you’ll need a high degree of technical judgement as a significant part of the work carried out in building control is directly related to structural engineering in assessment for compliance with Part A of the building regulations.

You’ll assist in enforcing the Building Regulations and allied legislation, by providing structural engineering support to development proposals through the Building Control process from the pre-application stage, through to completion on site. You’ll also be responsible for responding to dangerous structure reports and taking the appropriate action.

You will carry out site inspections during the build process, inspection and advice regarding the Dangerous structures, advising on Safety at Sport Grounds and other matters where structural knowledge is required such as advice to planning department on feasibility of the proposed development. The role will also provide you with an insight and training in other building regulations requirements.

You will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects enabling you to build on your existing experience, with an expectation to put our customers at the centre of the work we do.

As one of the largest cities in the South West of England and one of the country’s core cities, Bristol is a vibrant, historic and multi-cultural city that is enjoying a level of growth within the construction industry. With a multitude of development from all aspects of the construction spectrum the opportunities and challenges faced by the construction professional are second to none.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

We offer some fantastic benefits including flexible working allowing a good work-life balance, a substantial pension scheme, as well as generous holiday entitlement, regular user mileage allowance where appropriate and the opportunity to develop your career in a major city. We value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

Please note that our recruitment site will be unavailable due to maintenance between 6pm on Friday 13 November until 9am on Monday 16 November. You will be unable to access the site to submit an application during this time.

To discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Dave Fletcher, Building Control Team Manager on 0117 9223 771 or

Closing date: 23 November 2020.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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