Principal Structural Engineer (Surveying and Design)



Structural Surveys have a requirement for a Principal Structural Engineer with extensive experience in building defects diagnostics and structural design to join a growing dynamic business. This is a dual role, crossing the 2 sides of the business. The role is Technical lead for the design team and carrying out structural surveys. Reporting to the Managing Director, this role will be instrumental in the growth of the company and supporting the growth of the teams.  

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.


  • Inspection of all types of buildings and structures and the preparation of digital reports, live on site
  • Preparation of specifications for remedial works
  • Providing technical support for buildings insurance claims, including subsidence, fire, impact, flooding and storm damage
  • 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 with survey approvals when required
  • Assisting with business development to drive growth
  • Assisting in the recruitment process for new technical staff
  • Developing new ideas to help shape the future of the business



  • Degree qualified Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Extensive post graduate experience in the inspection and reporting on structural defects
  • Excellent knowledge of traditional and non-traditional construction
  • General structural design experience
  • Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer MIStructE or MICE
  • Historic Buildings experience
  • Expert Witness experience
  • Buildings insurance claims experience
  • Proficient in IT systems



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


  • All aspects of Microsoft Office
  • GoReport (training will be provided)
  • Industry standard structural design software


Standard 37.5 hours a week with a flexible working day

I needed a full structural engineer survey done on a property we were buying. Everyone I spoke to at Structural Surveys Ltd was extremely helpful, accommodating, polite and got back to me as quickly as possible. The report was sent to us the day after the survey- I was really impressed with the quick turnaround. Thank you!
Alice Pollard - October 2020
I would definitely recommend Structural Surveys Ltd, because they were professional, friendly and made the whole experience as easy as possible. The report was of a high standard and was emailed and posted very quickly. Brilliant service all round.
Kimberley Maher - March 2017
Very fast and professional service. Very professional from the initial contact to the final report
Lee Clarke - February 2019
Great level of communication from Andrew. Quick response to any emails that I sent. Arranged appointment within a week and got the report next day, excellent service. Good value for money, we arranged to meet up at the property, Andrew went through all the areas of concern and estimated costs to put them right. Could not ask for more. Next day received detailed report which was easy to understand and had all that I needed to renegotiate with the sellers.
Umran - September 2017
Made appointment, arrived at the appointed time, friendly and efficient. Report arrived the next morning, advised to email him if I had any queries or anything I didn’t understand. Pleased with service provided and would recommend.
Joyce Eager - May 2019
Highly recommended.
Steven Collins - July 2019
Thank you so much to you and your team for getting the property surveyed promptly, and for providing us with the report at such short notice. We are very grateful for the stellar service. It is such a relief that no serious defects were recorded! This report has now allowed us to take an objective view of the repairs needed.
Kunal Oojorah - September 2019
Great service from Jane right from the start, report was great and full of detail. Sent over less than 24 hours after the survey was done. Would definitely use there service again and would recommend it to anyone.
Joe Carey - March 2020
Thank you so much, I have to say I think the report is very professional and the service you have provided has been excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to use your company again in the future. I think Karen is an asset to the company and is extremely efficient.
Jim Hill - October 2018
The service I experienced from Structural Surveys was excellent from start to finish. The call I received from Jane to clarify their quote & check whether I had any questions set the tone for all my dealings with them, from conducting the survey & receiving the report 24 hours later, to following up on some further requests I had. I would definitely use them again & would recommend them to anyone needing a survey. Thanks again for all your help.
Emma Silcock - August 2019