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Associate Structural Engineer

Akton Recruitment Ltd
£42,000 - £56,000 per year
Closing date
Dec 31, 2022

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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Akton are recruiting on behalf of a client who are looking for an Associate Structural Engineer for their Leicester office. It is expected that the individual will significantly contribute to the day-to-day preparation and delivery of technical design information.

The responsibilities of the role include:
  • Liaising with other members of the design team (either internal or external)
  • Liaising with contractors, clients, third party organisations and stakeholders, answering queries in relation to technical detailing
  • Attendance at design, project progress, and client engagement meetings
  • Structural design to all relevant British Standards and European Codes
  • Producing preliminary design solutions and reviewing with clients as part of design strategy
  • Producing detailed designs, calculations and specifications including GA and technical reviews
  • Design in all forms of construction including steelwork, reinforced / precast concrete, masonry and timber
  • Awareness of projects cost, programme and sustainability criteria
  • Complying with designers' duties under the CDM Regulations
  • Producing sketches, drawings and writing structural appraisal reports
  • Personal delivery of smaller projects
  • Report writing, calculations, design
  • Developing your technical skills with support from colleagues
  • Delivering a variety of technical projects in all structural materials (primarily timber, steel, concrete, glass, aluminium) and producing calculations and drawings
  • Site inspections and surveys.
  • Project management for larger projects
  • Client liaison, Representing client at design team meetings
  • Development of fee proposals
  • Knowledge of BREEAM, sustainability objectives and embodied carbon
  • Managing projects to cost, programme and sustainability criteria
  • Supervising the CAD/Revit technicians on technical / construction details and undertaking QA reviews
  • Mentoring and assisting junior staff
  • Selling, marketing and business development of existing clients and being alert to new leads

We expect the individual to display:
  • Ambition, commitment, and integrity
  • Good communication skills and ability to present clear proposals and lead projects
  • Detailed knowledge of structural design and detailing using all relevant UK and European codes of practice
  • Good experience of structural analysis and design software
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of own work and that of others working for you
  • Commercial awareness and ability
  • Ability to supervise and develop a team whilst working as part of a wider team
  • Ability to take action and make proactive decisions without supervision
  • Client focused approach with good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to secure new projects for the business and bid for other projects

  • Minimum BSc/BEng in Civil/Structural Engineering or equivalent
  • Full UK driving license and own transport
  • Confidence and ability in team and project management
  • Aspirations for apply for chartered status with a relevant body (MICE or MIStructE)
  • At least 7 years post qualification experience in civil and structural engineering
  • Chartered or near-chartered status with a relevant body (MICE or MIStructE)
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