Principal/Senior Structural Engineer


We have a requirement for an aspiring Principal or Senior Structural Engineer to support leading a team in our Leeds office.

The successful candidate will be working with a highly motivated and committed team that delivers an interesting and broad range of civil and structural engineering projects, within sectors such as healthcare, warehousing, commercial, education and residential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking company. We are offering a competitive salary which is dependent on experience. The correct candidate must have exceptional time management skills and organisation.

The person:

  • In depth building construction knowledge
  • Motivated, collaborative, passionate
  • Reliable and enthusiastic
  • An analytical and detailed approach to work
  • A confident team player with superb interpersonal skills
  • A creative innovator with a technical approach to projects and tasks
  • Unquestionable integrity, experience, confidence, and the stature to effectively address major client needs and challenges
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • A hands-on approach to projects
  • A natural troubleshooter who can find simple, efficient solutions to identified challenges or complications
  • A keen interest in the design and structure of buildings

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the industry with Chartership or nearing chartered status
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Extensive post graduate experience in Structural Engineering building projects.
  • Sound understanding of physics and mathematics
  • Three-dimensional conceptual skills
  • Extremely strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Diagrammatic skills
  • Full Driving Licence (desirable)
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • The ability to liaise well with professionals from other disciplines
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant software
  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Objectives and Key Responsibilities:

  • The preparation of reports, specifications, designs and drawings, briefing documents, feasibility studies and options appraisals.
  • Ability to develop, motivate and mentor our growing team.
  • Assisting with or leading a variety of projects to completion; undertaking integrated 3D modelling and structural design
  • Structural analysis with a particular focus on calculations in relation to loads and stresses
  • Produce calculation packs for the purpose of obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval
  • Assessment, monitoring and integration work undertaken by specialists
  • Administering contracts
  • Managing projects from inception through to completion
  • The consideration of the strength of various materials, e.g. timber, concrete, steel and brick, to evaluate how their inclusion may necessitate a change in structural design
  • Liaison with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction
  • On-site inspection and testing
  • Proficient in the use of structural software such as Robot, Tekla Structural designer & Masterseries
  • The examination of structures at risk of collapse and advise how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure
  • Work collaboratively with geotechnical engineers to investigate ground conditions and analyse results of soil sample and in situ tests
  • Liaison with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound
  • Apply expert knowledge of the forces and their subsequent effect on various structures
  • Site appraisals and surveys
  • Appraising geotechnical and geological investigations
  • Material investigations
  • The ability to interrogate Ground investigation reports and studies
  • The structural design and detailing of foundations, retaining walls and buildings,
  • Defect assessment and the development of remediation solutions

Benefits: This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking company. We are also offering a range of benefits inclusive of:

  • Contributory pension
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Electric vehicle scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Monthly gym membership contribution
  • Paid professional memberships fees
  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Employee social events
  • A discretionary profit and performance-related annual bonus
  • £100 birthday bonus

To apply for a position please send your CV plus a covering letter to

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