Senior Structural Engineer / Full time (3 positions – Hove, London & Manchester Office)

QED Structures is a Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancy and was formed in 2005 in Brighton & Hove and now has additional offices in London, Watford, Manchester, Leeds and Barcelona.

Over the years QED Structures have worked throughout the whole of the UK and also internationally in countries such as Gibraltar, Spain, Switzerland, Libya, Dubai, India, Mexico and the USA. We are committed to continue our drive for both UK and international work and expansion. We pride ourselves in our focus, attention to detail, adaptability, innovation, sustainable design (including embodied carbon assessments), experience with modern methods of construction (MMC) including SIPS, CLT, LGS and full collaboration with our clients & design team.

Main purpose of job:

The Senior Structural engineer will be expected to have extensive building structures design experience across multiple sectors, including domestic, commercial and institutional buildings. To be experienced in leading projects and teams of junior engineers / technicians to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget. Collaborate with external clients and attend meetings and site visits as design lead on numerous, simultaneous projects.

Mentor and assist junior engineers and graduates whilst maintaining your own professional development with opportunities to take on managerial tasks and further objectives towards chartership.

Main duties

1. Strong leadership skills to manage a team of engineers.

2. Excellent structural analysis skills in common structural materials including steel, concrete, masonry and timber.

3. Proficient in relevant engineering design software.

4. Manage multiple projects effectively to ensure deadlines are met.

5. Demonstrate excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, consultants and contractors.

6. Actively promote and represent professionally QED’s core values and our vision for sustainability and efficiency in design.


  • Applicants within the UK only

Person specification:

  • Minimum of BSc, BEng or MEng in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers or equivalent engineering body, chartered or working towards chartership
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience post-university degree qualification
  • Experienced in working with a team of engineers and mentoring junior staff
  • Experience in design to British Standards and Euro Codes is essential
  • Structural analysis skills in all common design materials
  • Proficiency in design engineering software such as Tekla, TEDDS, Robot, Scia and CADS RC
  • Ability to draw in AutoCAD
  • Revit skills also desirable
  • Ability to perform calculations by hand from first principles
  • Exceptional report writing skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Salary – £45,000 – £55,000 subject to location and level of experience
  • Holiday – 25 Holidays per annum
  • Pension – Applicable after successful completion of 3-month probation period
  • Private Health Care – Applicable after successful completion of 3-month probation period
  • Company Mobile Phone – Applicable after successful completion of 3-month probation period
  • Profit Share Bonus at Christmas based on profitability of company
  • Payment of professional membership subscriptions
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply:

In order to be considered for this position please email us at with your CV, application letter and a copy of your Degree Certificates/Diplomas.

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