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Senior/Principal Structural Engineer

RGB Network
Watford, Hertfordshire
£40000 - £65000/annum
Closing date
Sep 26, 2022

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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We have a vacancy for a Senior/Principal Structural Engineer that is looking to create, improve and develop the built environment. Our client employs sound engineering principles and a broad knowledge base to assess, plan, design and oversee a wide variety of construction projects across the UK. They employs a total of 30 technical staff in the two structures departments.

They are looking for a new team member to join the current team of fifteen engineers and technicians at the Hemel Hempstead office. They work on a variety of projects large and small across most sectors including commercial, R&D, energy and residential and always have something interesting in the pipeline.

Within these sectors they also work on new build and refurbishment projects. They work collaboratively with our other in-house teams to deliver structural and civil engineering, traffic and transport engineering, building surveying and geomatics. There is a strong and supportive team culture and many exciting projects to work on, which creates an environment for constant technical learning and strong career development.

Benefits Package

Our client offers a market leading re-numeration and benefits package, sample below.

Competitive salary
Pension scheme
Private health care
Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Death in Service benefit
Initial 25 days holiday (3 held for the Christmas period)
Additional holiday can be accrued in accordance with the number of years services, up to a total of 28 days
The option to bank, buy or sell holiday each year after one years' service
Long service awards including additional days off and cash awards
Flexible working
Paid professional membership
Cycle to Work Scheme
Interest free loan for annual travel season ticket
Yearly flu vaccine
Eye tests paid and contribution towards glasses, if require for solely for VDU work
Regular CPD seminars held in house (with lunch provided)
Regular social events organised and funded by the company throughout the year
Free refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice and fresh fruit
Free on-site parking
Our client has a friendly and supportive working environment, which has resulted in good morale and a low staff turnover. Come and meet us.


Lead project teams, supervising and training engineers and technicians.
Responsible for the financial, technical and project management control of all aspects of projects.
At a strategic level you will prepare an outline brief, visit site, review information including planning history and services. You will prepare preliminary layouts, assist in budget and programming and assess all the risks.
Prepare technical details for Architectural design and prepare technical specifications
Liaise and attend meetings with Architects, clients, subcontractors and other professionals whilst carrying out duties and at all times represent the business, in a professional and courteous way.
Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects.
Making sure the project complies with statutory requirements, especially health and safety.

Key skills & experience

Minimum qualification - degree in Structural or Civil Engineering
Chartered, or working towards Chartered status
Minimum of 6 years' post-qualification experience in relevant structural design
An ability to prepare structural designs in all conventional materials and experience in refurbishment projects
An ability to take a global view of structural design on a project, identifying potential problems and solutions and providing advice to clients on design options
An ability to prepare schematic structural designs based on basic architectural layouts
An ability to speak clearly, confidently, professionally and convincingly at meetings and on the telephone
An ability to write clear and concise e-mails, letters and reports
An ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Good commercial awareness

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity
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