Principal Structural Engineer / Team Leader

Redwood Search
Manchester, Lancashire
50,000 - 60,000 per annum
Dec 31, 2021
Jan 19, 2022
Organization Type
Position: Principal Structural Engineer / Team Leader

Location: Manchester

Salary/Rate: Up to £60,000 pa - Negotiable on experience

Hours: Full time, Permanent

Benefits: Excellent benefits package, hybrid/office working

Start Date: ASAP

Redwood Search are currently working with an award-winning, market-leading Civil and Structural Engineering consultancy to recruit an experienced and passionate Principal Structural Engineer to lead a team, providing guidance and motivation within an established and growing Manchester office.

This opportunity involves managing a team of 7 - 8 engineers and technicians in the delivery of a variety of interesting projects. These projects are mainly based in the Manchester region and are across all sectors, ranging in size and complexity to include commercial, residential, high rise, healthcare, hotels, education and more.

Key roles and responsibilities
  • Supervision of multiple projects, taking responsibility to ensure compliance with IMS, CDM regulations, timely delivery of information, quality of our information and efficient/effective working. Team leaders will not necessarily lead on every project delivered by their team, but they will remain responsible. Similarly, their team may support other teams in delivery of projects, however the responsibility for their team's input remains.
  • Resource planning for their team (on all projects the team is delivering) and assessing resource requirements from other teams that may be needed.
  • Track financial performance on projects, comparing send vs income, and react accordingly.
  • Encourage the team and ensure work is completed efficiently and effectively.
  • For each project being delivered by their team, understand the fees, drawdown, basis of appointment and assist with negotiation of services to be provided, design responsibility and BEP of our commission. Be alert to variations, abortive works and opportunity for additional fees and lead on this, updating vision as necessary and keep the Project Director informed.
  • Review and approve their team's timesheets, each week and at month end.
  • Review and approve their team's holiday request, ensuring that resource bottle necks are avoided where possible, and annual leave is planned appropriately.
  • Hold regular team meetings, ensuring that everyone is communicating effectively. Brief the team on short, medium and long terms tasks, ensure that you have the right skills, training and tools to complete your team's tasks and feedback to your line manager any shortfalls.
  • Alongside the Management Team, carry out appraisals for their team. Take time to give due consideration to each individual and develop constructive professional development objectives. Regularly check with their team to ensure that the objectives are relevant, and progress is being made.
  • Be aware of and accept people's limitations whilst being mindful of individual performance. Recognise strong performance and give credit and also be aware of poor performance and act promptly. Alongside the Management Team, identify the need and contribute to performance management processes as required.
  • Be familiar with company policies and advise their team as necessary.
  • Lead by example; create a positive atmosphere and positive relations with clients and staff. Show trust, listen to ideas, be aware of and deal with friction, train people to problem solve and take responsibility when things go wrong.
Essential requirements
  • Proven experience of leading a large structural engineering team
  • Accredited degree in Civil and/or Structural Engineering
  • Hold or be working towards Chartered status (IStructE or ICE)
  • IT literate with experience of design software packages and Microsoft Office
  • Technically competent and understands the fundamentals of structures and the associated construction details.
  • Experience working with the Eurocodes & Building Regulations

Apply now if you wish to be challenged by exciting projects and support others to develop within their professional careers.

Please send your up-to-date CV and get in touch with Struan Rytina at Redwood Search, Worcester to discuss this opportunity in further detail.

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