Structural Design Engineer

Probe Technical Recruitment
£35,000 - £50,000 (Salary based on experience)
19 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
This established well know company has been in existence for almost 100 years, it is a family owned business with a proud history, achieving growth and success by combining strong traditional values with an innovative and forward thinking approach.

The company has a network of offices based throughout the United Kingdom, and provide design, sustainable, partnered construction and project management services for private and public sector clients on projects ranging from £50 to over £50 million.

The company operates in the following sectors:

- Commercial
- Defence
- Education
- Emergency Services
- Energy
- Health
- Historic and Heritage
- Residential
- Industrial
- Infrastructure
- Leisure
- Retail


- Production of working designs, reports, specifications and where applicable drawings, ensuring the compliance with National/International Standards, Statutory requirements and the project brief.
- Experience of Structural Engineering Design Software such as Fastrack, TEDDS, CADS, ORION, or similar would be of benefit.
- Carry out design appraisals during pre-contract stage, working closely with other disciplines, communicate design risks and/or value engineering opportunities to the group client(s).
- Produce and check Designers Health and Safety Risk Assessments as required for the project.
- Ensure the dimensional accuracy and compliance with all relative project drawings.
- When necessary, visit site and carry out level/measured surveying to ensure dimensional compatibility between proposed and existing structures. Checking of reinforcement prior to concreting.
- Undertake project co-ordination (controlling the preparation and timely issue of design data in accordance with QA procedures and Contractors Programme).
- Production of design calculations ensuring the compliance with National/International Standards, Statutory requirements and the project brief.
- If the project is engineering lead, coordinate regular internal project design team reviews/meetings as identified within the Project Management Plan.
- Decide the format and scope of design data required for the project (drawings, schedules, specifications etc.).
- In conjunction with the contractors staff, establish the most efficient and economic method of construction/use of materials within the technical requirements/constraints.
- Work closely with other internal and external Team Members including Architects/Surveyors to ensure that the design is compliant with both specification and project cost constraints.
- Monitor/review project fee structure and associated variation costs during the course of the project.
- Preparation and issue of design reports for submission to the Contractor, reporting in conjunction with the main contractor progress reports.
- To liaise with the CD project co-ordinator in order to establish programme and key dates for information issue.
- Check, as necessary, the design calculations and drawings of other Engineers.
- Check drawings, schedules and specifications for compliance with design calculations and current practice/standards.
- Visit site and report on the technical validity, feasibility or compliance with agreed guidelines of existing, partially complete or proposed projects.
- Supervision of Trainees and Technician Engineers as directed by Management.