Senior Structural Engineer


Salary range: £47,502 – £54,213 per annum

Work location: London 

Hours per week: 36 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 10th April 2023

Interview date: Week commencing 24th April 2023

About Us: 

Take your career further by making one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs an even better place to live, work and visit.

Kensington and Chelsea is a unique place, home to places of great cultural importance and diverse communities. We have unmatched built heritage sitting alongside iconic retail centres, a vibrant specialist employment market, an international medical quarter and world class cultural attractions.

This is a rare opportunity to join a forward-thinking Council and a Building Control team that puts their customers at the heart of everything they do. We know that to provide the best for our residents and visitors, we need to do the same for our workforce. We are committed to growing and developing our team, investing time in your professional development.

We operate a hybrid model, meaning 50% of your time is based in the office.

The Role:

As a Senior Structural Engineer within our Building Control department, you will act as the Council’s specialist advisor on the many technical aspects and policies relating to building design, materials, construction techniques, and building regulations.

You’ll play a key role in helping us review building regulation applications – ensuring that all new buildings and the proposed alterations to existing buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant regulations, codes and standards. This could include proposals for full refurbishment and structural alterations in historic buildings, new build complex and high-rise developments, or temporary structures and stands for events like Notting Hill Carnival.

You’ll undertake site inspections for complex projects to assess the works on site and advise Building Control Surveyors as necessary. You’ll also be part of the Dangerous Structures 24-hour stand-by rota, attending out-of-hours calls when necessary to ensure public safety.

As a vital member of the Building Control Department, you’ll also be involved in the creation and development of structural engineering policy, guidance, and advice. You’ll regularly liaise with internal and external stakeholders to communicate any changes to policies that they need to be aware of and to ensure all of the relevant teams and organisations are up-to-date with the building regulations and the standards they must uphold.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

We’re looking for an experienced structural engineer who has a deep understanding of the latest policies and compliance frameworks in relation to building regulations and construction methods.

You’ll have previously worked in a role where you performed hands-on design for complex projects, third-party checks and reviews for compliance, visited construction sites and made sure that building structures were up to standard.

Collaboration and careful consideration are vital for this role, so we’re looking for an excellent team player with strong communication skills. You’ll be able to frame technical language in a clear and understandable way to stakeholders, you’ll collect information from various sources in an organised and timely manner, and you’ll be able to negotiate with architects, designers, contractors, and those who submit planning applications when changes are required to their proposals.

Most importantly, we’re looking for someone who genuinely cares about the safety of others. While there are many technical aspects to this role, you and the wider team share a responsibility for the safety of the people who eventually use the many buildings we work on. We believe that it is the human aspect of this role which helps stakeholders genuinely care about the policies and regulations we ask them to follow.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

Application process:

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information:

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:

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