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

The company came up in an online search and were very knowledgeable and clear about the right survey to meet our needs. The survey was booked, carried out and reported on really quickly which was what we needed. Both the surveyor and office staff were also really friendly and easy to deal with. We'll be using again if the need ever arose and recommend them without a doubt.
Jennifer Young - October 2019
Just to say I found your service excellent, appointment booked and attended quickly and report very clear and concise. I was recommended to you and would be happy to recommend you to others.
Steven Kay - February 2019
Firstly, what an absolutely fantastic company to work with! Anne, Jane and Kristian I can't thank you enough for providing a clear, well-written survey that summarises the main issues identified with the property I am purchasing. They have put my mind at rest but also highlighted some other points that a Building Surveyor failed to notice. I would strongly recommend anybody who is considering buying an older property to have a structural survey completed and makesure to employ this company when you do! The team were also very friendly and always willing to help which is a positive when you're buying possibly one of the biggest purchases in your life. Thank you team and I look forward to working with you again when we finally remediate!
Andrew Crofts - February 2021
Very professional on work carried out. The evaluation was thorough.
Angela Bassnett - December 2018
Jane was extremely helpful and friendly and got a structural engineer out within days and a report a couple of days later. Highly recommend.
Cassey Buckley - December 2019
Fab service all round. From the minute I made the initial enquiry through to receiving the report the service was excellent. I would really recommend.
Sue Holden - July 2020
Highly recommended, fantastic service, got my survey and the report on the same day.
Mahmoud Abbas - January 2017
After having a Home buyers survey done on my house which painted it in a poor light, I called in Structural Surveys and was delighted with the result. The structural engineer was meticulous and explained everything in detail. A lot of problems and worries were dispelled and put my sale back on track. Cant recommend them highly enough, many thanks.
Ken Rosler - July 2019
Original contact - informative!!! Follow up - excellent!!!! Booking of appointment - easy!!! Actual visit and investigation - brilliant!!!!! Need I say more...???
Michael Jones - August 2018
We needed a structural assessment of a house that we're buying to supplement the initial survey. Booked quickly and report emailed within 24 hours with clear explanations of what needed doing. Very happy and would definitely recommend.
Madeline Smyth - March 2017