Principal Civil Structural Engineer

Location:Surrey
Job Type:Full Time
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Our Special Services team are at the forefront of developing advanced structural analysis solutions, dynamic and vibration projects, materials technology studies, asset life management projects and undertaking specialist studies for a diversity of clients. Our expertise has been gained over many years by solving technical issues on projects such as the West Coast Mainline upgrade, Taiwan High Speed Rail, Heathrow tunnels, London Underground asset management and Thames Water structural investigations.

Will you help us solve technical issues?

Our Special Services team is looking for a Principal Civil Structural Engineer to join them in Croydon as an instrumental influence in delivering technical solutions to unique issues.­

Welcome to Special Services!

Special Services work alongside colleagues who are designing a number of structures (bridges, tunnels, residential and commercial properties, sports centres, highways, railways, airports to name a few). Our projects arise from a number of sources where we specialise in materials technology, expert witness, civil asset management and advanced analysis and dynamics. For example an issue might arise on a current Mott MacDonald project with the design, construction or materials and our team are called in for their technical subject-matter expertise. ­ We work on a wide range of projects from concept stage through the whole life of a structure including design, construction, asset life management, remedial works and demolition. We also look at existing civil structural assets that are showing signs of deterioration or distress to understand their current conditions and capacity and to identify what remedial measures are required. Such projects involve inspections, monitoring, analysis and assessment and design of repairs. Our analytical work is often very complex including non-linear finite element advanced analysis and dynamics.

What will you be doing?

Guiding & managing projects

You'll be involved in various management responsibilities to ensure deliverables meet obligations. This can include managing projects such as preparing project plans/ scoping/ budgets/ monthly operating plans/ resource allocation, managing a technical area or even a team of structural, materials­ and civil engineers. Additionally you will provide technical input or review for the design, assessment and other technical aspects of a project. You will also operate as project manager for bid documentation and assist in building up proposals.

Building relationships

You'll be building relationships with clients and contractors through attending meetings representing the design team. Additionally you will attend site visits, inspections or investigations as and when required. Not only will you be building relationships with clients but you'll also build professional relationships with the team through assisting and guiding less experienced engineers, helping to develop their civil engineering career.

Structural analysis

When you are not involved in guiding or nurturing the project teams, you will be involved in structural calculations and analysis using familiar tools such as LUSAS, STADPRO or similar.

Does this sound like you?

You have a background in technical delivery within civil or structural engineering and have experience working on projects with specialist skills such as advanced analysis, dynamics, noise & vibration, materials technology or civil asset management. You enjoy working in a highly technical environment to solve various problems and provide solutions for a range of structures including tunnels, bridges, buildings, highways, railways and materials e.g. concrete, steel, timber and masonry. You have good report writing skills and are capable of sense checking calculations and are not afraid to question solutions while working as a technical lead as well as a team member. You've previously worked on multiple concurrent and multi-discplinary commissions and have proven project management skills including project scoping, coordinating design activities, contractual and financial management. You're also comfortable representing the company to clients and collaborating with a range of project stakeholders and contractors. In addition to this you have previously guided and nurtured teams of engineers or mentored members of the wider engineering team.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering (2.1 or above) or similar
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institution (ICE, IStructE)
  • Experience of site investigations and supervision including desk study reports

Any knowledge of tools such as LUSAS, STADPRO or similar will be beneficial as would any additional qualifications such as a PhD, MSc, Meng or MA. Additionally it would be great if you have previous experience and an understanding of quality, environmental and safety project requirements.

Interested in applying?

Does this sound like the right role for you? If so, please click the link to apply online which is fully responsive and can also be done using a mobile.

We offer a competitive benefits package including our flexible benefits scheme covering additional holidays, pension, healthcare, life assurance, cycle to work, season ticket loan and much more. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.