Structural Engineer

3 days left

Churchill Retirement Living
St. Albans, South East, AL4 0LA
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Location: St. Albans

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and were looking for people like you. Were a family-run, privately-owned business and were going places. Were proud of what we do, and the people we work with.

We have exciting and ambitious growth plans for the future. Our mission is to be the most successful housebuilder in the UK and our ambition is to achieve the growth required to deliver 1,000 unit sales by 2025 and to maintain this level of activity in the future. Our developments are in prime locations and can be found in 23 counties throughout the UK. With sector-leading operating margins, we are investing for future and long-term growth with an award winning specialist product.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

Weve won a host of awards; in 2019 we were recognised by The Sunday Times as the 2nd Best Company to Work For and we have retained a 5 star status in the HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey having been recommended by over 90% of our customers. In 2016, we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall Housebuilder of the Year by the WhatHouse? Awards and in 2019 were awarded Best Medium Housebuilder.

About the role

Due to our continued growth, were are looking for an additional Structural Engineer to join our expanding Group Engineering Team. You will produce structural engineers calculations and construction drawings for CRL new build retirement housing apartment blocks and subsequent checking of proprietary items & site inspections to provide support to the team during the construction period.

Buildings range from 2-5 stories generally and consist load bearing masonry cross-wall construction with trussed rafter or concrete flat roofs and widespan concrete floors. Built on brownfield sites of varying complexity requiring considered engineering input regarding foundations and external retaining walls

Primarily you will produce structural designs & construction drawings for projects that are cost effective and fit for purpose, carry out monthly site inspections (full driving licence essential) and provide support and advice to the regional technical, construction and design teams, the Pre-Contracts Manager and regional Land Buyers.

Our Engineers enjoybeing involved in all design aspects of our projects, taking their projects from planning through to construction completion, with autonomy and responsibility for developing their own design ideas and concepts, whilst being supported by an experienced team of Engineers.

Hours of work are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on Friday with one hour for lunch each day. The engineer is expected to be flexible in keeping with the responsibilities of the position which may include working additional unpaid hours at busy times.

About you

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent and have circa 2 to 3 years proven experience ideally within the housing sector. You will have good technical knowledge with the ability to understand engineering principles and carry out calculations.

You must be able to demonstrate good time management, strong communication and organisation skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative.

You will be passionate about Structural Engineering design and you will stay up to date with all aspects of engineering and building construction/regulation. You will be studying towards or hold a qualification with the Institute of Civil Engineering along with suitable design experience.

Wed love it if you have previous experience of designing structural engineering drawings for multi-storey apartment buildings and some design experience, preferably for a developer or within a private practice.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach and a determination to succeed.

You will have a practical approach to creative and cost-effective design, be experienced using Autocad and structural design software (experience of Tedds preferred but not essential), as well as having excellent presentation, verbal and written abilities.

It is also vital that you hold a full UK Drivers Licence as site visits will be a key part of your role.

How youll be rewarded
  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Excellent Colleague benefits including:
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical
  • Health Screening
John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dadsOngoing investment into your personal developmentTraining Courses and Professional Memberships paidColleague well-being initiatives and ambassadorsPeer recognition programmeColleague referral bonusAccess to Employee Assistance programmeEyecare reimbursementLand introduction bonusFriends & family discount against the cost of a new Churchill apartmentCharitable match-funding programme for Colleagues wishing to raise money for their chosen charities
If you want to be part of our success story, please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference number: GRP1222