Structural Engineer

Lethaby & Cook Ltd
50,000 - 60,000 GBP
May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Academia, Industry
Position - Struatural Engineer ( A career in a buoyant, rewarding sector)

Location - Central London / Hybrid

Remuneration - £50,000 - £60,000 per annum, plus car, pension, healthcare, profit share and benefits

A structural engineer with building structures or civil superstructures design expertise is required by one of the UK's leading forensic practices. This is an opportunity for a structural engineer wanting change and career advancement within a buoyant and varied industry. You will apply all your existing technical expertise whilst gaining new and sort after skills.

Profit Share: This sector commands high fee margins and performs strongly throughout economic cycles. It is not tender driven and provides high levels of profitability and stability. Remuneration in the form of profit share provides substantial and consistent additional income.

The Role: The investigation of a range of structural engineering failures typically affecting buildings, bridges and civil structures. This will include an initial site visit and the review of the design, construction methodology, site conditions and materials used. If required, you will oversee component/ material testing and gather photographic evidence. Using this information, you will unravel the cause of the failure culminating in a report identifying the root cause of the problem and why it occurred. The work is national and international with the occasional need for overseas travel. Variety is a feature of forensic engineering, whilst your main focus will be on building structures you can expect assignments in other areas requiring structural insight. A team of experts is on hand to provide advice in areas requiring more specialist input.

Training & Progression: You will work alongside the head of the civil and structural division, a chartered engineer and forensic expert. Under his guidance you will learn how to conduct investigations and prepare your findings. When ready you will take on your own caseload and more complex assignments where litigation may result. You will become an expert in your field with the opportunity to progress as the company steadily expands.

The Company: One of the UK's foremost forensic firms, they have an international presence and expertise focused on engineering, science and construction. Their experts are drawn directly from industry for their specialist knowledge and real-world experience. Their workload is consistent, generated in large by disputes, insurance claims, civil litigation and regulatory prosecutions. They have an excellent reputation and provide employees with favourable employment terms and prospects.

About You: A civil or structural engineer with a design background. This will ideally have focused on the design of buildings or civil structures. A good academic background that includes an M.Eng or MSc in civil or structural engineering. Chartered with the ICE or IStructE, or on course to achieving chartership. Technically strong with natural curiosity and lateral thinking skills. Good written and verbal communication skills.

Lethaby & Cook Ltd operates as an employment agency and an employment business.