Civil Engineer , Manchester / Hybrid, £45,000 - £55,000 per annum ( A career in forensic investigations)
An opportunity for a civil engineer, with four or more years consulting engineering experience to join a world leading forensic investigations firm. The position offers training, progression and a varied and intriguing workload, it is a career in a stable and well rewarded sector. You will join an expanding civil & structural team, becoming a member of an international firm employing over five hundred experts. The position will suit someone with lateral thinking skills and a good deal of natural curiosity.
The Role: The investigation of a range of civil and structural engineering failures, typically affecting bridges, development infrastructure, civil structures and buildings. Assignments start with a site visit and the review of the design, construction methodology, site conditions and materials used. If required, you will request component/ material testing, this would be carried out in their state-of-the-art laboratory by specialist materials engineers or metallurgists. Using the information you have gathered you will unravel the cause of the failure, culminating in a report identifying the root cause of the problem and why it occurred. On occasion your findings will be used to settle cases in a court of law. Your reports will be prepared with potential litigation in mind. The work is national and international, there may be the occasional need for overseas travel. A team of experts is on hand to provide advice where specialist technical input is required.
Training & Development: Your line manager, a chartered civil engineer will provide training and mentoring. You will learn how to conduct investigations and how to interpret and present your findings. The consistent demand for their services means they are steadily expanding, you will have regular career reviews and the opportunity to advance when you are ready. The position also provides a route to become an expert witness. There are a range of CPD activities and support will be provided to achieve chartered status.
Your Profile: A degree qualified civil or structural engineer with four or more years consulting engineering experience. Your technical background could be varied, it should include one or more of the following topics: drainage, bridges, estate roads, highways, civil or building structures. You should have good lateral thinking skills and be naturally inquisitive. Your written communication ability must be of a high standard. A valid UK driving licence is required.
Hybrid / Home Working: There is the option of home working once you have settled in. You can choose to be based out of their Manchester or Birmingham offices. Site investigations are typically once or twice per week.