Principal Structural Engineer (Design)

UK

Description

Structural Surveys have a requirement for a Principal Structural Engineer with extensive experience in structural design to join a growing and successful dynamic business.  The role is Technical Lead for the design team. Reporting to the Managing Director, this role will be instrumental in the growth of the company.  

Digital technology is at the heart of all that we do. This enables us to provide a high quality, highly efficient service to our clients. The successful candidate will embrace the benefits of new, innovative technology and bring new ideas to our business, to help shape our future.

DUTIES:

  • Reporting to the Managing Director and providing progress reports
  • Technical Lead for the design team, including design approvals, coaching and mentoring
  • Providing Expert Witness services
  • Supporting the Managing Director when required
  • Assisting with business development of the company to drive growth
  • Assisting in the recruitment process for new technical staff
  • Developing new ideas to help shape the future of the business

 

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Degree qualified Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Experience in the inspection of buildings and reporting on structural defects
  • Excellent knowledge of traditional and non-traditional construction
  • Wide ranging structural design experience covering steel, concrete, masonry and timber
  • Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer MIStructE or MICE
  • Historic Buildings experience (desirable)
  • Expert Witness experience
  • Buildings insurance claims experience (desirable)
  • Proficient in IT systems

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES/SKILLS:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Passionate about new technologies and progressive change
  • Technically excellent
  • Car owner and UK driving licence 

SYSTEMS CAPABILITY:

  • All aspects of Microsoft Office
  • Industry standard structural design software

WORKING HOURS:

Standard 37.5 hours a week with a flexible working day

I recently contacted Structural Surveys Ltd to prepare a structural survey of my property detailing the vibration damage caused during the construction of an adjacent housing development. Andrew was extremely helpful and the completed report was excellent and exactly suited to my needs; from my first contact with Structural Surveys to receipt of the finished report took approximately three days. Excellent service all round I would not hesitate to recommend Structural Surveys to friends and family and I will certainly use them again.
Denise Williams - February 2018
Sensible, practical advice, delivered quickly and professionally. I would certainly recommend Structural Surveys after the Specific Structural Survey they provided during our house renovations.
Rob Woollen - March 2018
Needed to move quickly on a recent purchase. Structural Surveys arranged a structural inspection the next day and a report the day after. In addition Structural Surveys provided a competitive quote (in line with two other firms). The report was substantive and informed how we move forward with the purchase. Excellent work, appreciated Jane Millers helpful support and were very impressed by the turnaround. Would have no hesitation in recommending Structural Surveys and would like use on next project.
Gunham Singh - March 2020
Structural Surveys Ltd responded quickly and politely and carried out the survey within two days. I received the report by email on the same day as the survey. The written report arrived the following morning. I would thoroughly recommend them.
Violet Evans - August 2017
I highly recommend Andrew Russell and Structural Surveys Ltd. I initially booked him because he looked like the most highly qualified structural engineer I could find. Upon meeting him, it was apparent that he was very knowledgeable, and also a very pleasant bloke, who took time to explain his findings in a much detail as I'd like. He was always available to contact to discuss any extra questions that I had and his report was delivered in record time. It put my mind at rest to have an expert opinion on the structural issues with my house and now I have a clear plan on how to deal with them. I wouldn't hesitate to use Structural Surveys Ltd again.
Andrew Robinson - December 2016
Many thanks for the report which looks very detailed. We appreciate the quick response from first contact and the timely arrival of the report.
Chris Moore - October 2018
Thanks for providing the structural survey report. I’m very pleased with the quality and speed of your company’s service and would definitely recommend you to my friends and family.
Simone Mclaughlin - October 2020
I contacted Structural Survey for a survey on a house we were purchasing. They were very professional from the start and quick with responses to emails. The report on the survey came through very quickly and was in a format that was concise and easy to read and understand. I would highly recommend the firm.
Pete Duffy - June 2018
I was very happy with the service provided. They both were very helpful and put my mind at ease. They did a very good report and the service was very quick and efficient. The report was e-mailed to me the next day. They answered all the questions and I was able to send the report the same day to my mortgage advisor. I would be happy to recommend your company to friends and family.
Jaswinder Dhanda - October 2018
I was really pleased with the professional service , all queries were answered promptly and the report itself was well written and informative.
Louise Gormley - November 2019