Senior Structural Engineer

Hemel Hempstead
£Excellent plus benefits
27 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Overview The Dandara Group is an industry leader in the housing and property development sector. We are amongst the top three most profitable private development companies. Established in 1988 and with new developments constantly in the pipeline, we continue to be in an exciting time of growth and expansion. Depending on the economic climate, we aim to double the Group’s turnover within the next five years. The position is to be based in our Hemel Hempstead office and working within the engineering design team working on prestigious commercial and residential projects across the South East. Key Tasks and Responsibilities Structural Schemes Prepare alternative structural schemes for the company’s projects. Site Investigations Undertake trial hole investigations to enable foundation types and general arrangements to be established for company projects. Where ground conditions and size of the project dictates, additional investigation is required in the form of borehole and specialist reporting, the Engineer shall proceed accordingly. Conditional Surveys Where appropriate Undertake surveys of adjourning existing buildings to enable condition survey reports to be drafted. Prepare said conditional survey reports. Structural Design Where applicable prepare or assist in the preparation of structural design calculations for submission for Building Warrant and where appropriate, other external bodies. This will also involve producing design calculations and details for Project Technicians for producing construction working drawings. Attending Site Meetings Attend site meetings with or without the principal engineer. Site Visits Visit site on a regular basis, frequency as agreed with the Principal Engineer and may or may not be accompanied, to help ensure that the works are being undertaken in accordance with the construction drawings. Checking/Approvals Participate in the checking and approval of specialist suppliers fabrications drawings for compliance with the engineers drawings and design intent. Design Team meetings Attend site meetings with or without the principal engineer. CDM Prepare or assist in the preparation of designer risk assessments for company projects. Keep up to date with current CDM issues and recent developments. About you As a chartered structural engineer working on buildings structures in the UK you will be familiar ideally with residential and commercial projects. You will be able to work as part of a team and offer innovative and practical design solutions to the challenges of the role. Qualifications and training It is an essential requirement that you are a Chartered Structural Engineer. We can offer outstanding career prospects, an excellent remuneration package and benefits. This job was originally posted as