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Senior Civil Design Engineer

WGM Engineering Ltd
Glasgow, Scotland, G51 2RQ
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
WGM Engineering is one of Scotlands leading engineering solution providers and performing responsibly is integral to our success and sustainability. We are committed to delivering projects and services whilst ensuring that we meet our customer and society needs, whilst managing the social and environmental impacts of our business. Since trading commenced in 1986, WGM has continued to develop its operations to adhere to the marketplace and client demand. This has been achieved by offering a unique and total service where Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering disciplines are provisioned under the one roof. Aligning our three disciplines and our strategically located service centres offers a total turnkey solution to clients countrywide and ensures we are the number one engineering company of choice.

We have a current requirement for a lead civil design engineer to join our design function based in Glasgow on a permanent basis. The role of the Lead (Civil) Designer is to manage the production of discipline specific engineering design deliverables, for a range of multi-disciplinary engineering projects. Thisincludes the design and assessment of various Civil structures, typically encountered on Water and Wastewater sites. Thismight include the design or assessment of concrete plinths, base-slabs, retaining walls, tanks, channels and flumes etc. designed to resist specified static and dynamic forces generated by the equipment or medium placed upon, in, or adjacent to them. Youwill also be required to consider the construction aspects of the aforementioned structures, including ground conditions, buildability and demolition.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Provide management support on projects across the business, in the design and optioneering phases, to develop initial client concept designs or requirements into workable solutions
  • Liaise with internal and external clients to identify their exact requirements
  • Attend site-based surveys to understand the needs of a given project, including meeting client representatives as well as gathering information and data to inform the optimum design solution
  • Prepare Civil / Structural design calculations as applicable.
  • Carry out Civil / Structural surveys to identify and advise on any potential issues.
  • Work with minimal supervision, you will be able to manage your own projects from design through to completion.
  • Supervise the production of design drawings by the CAD / BIM team in line with the project programme
  • Have strong communication skills and be personable to complement the friendly working environment.
  • Deliver technical quality and excellence of project deliverables
  • Adhere to CDM Regulations 2015, including carrying out Design Risk Assessments
  • Attend and support our site teams during the Construction Phase, with TQs, advice and problem solving

To be considered for this position you will have at least 3-5 years previous design experience ideally within a civil engineering or construction environment, the ideal candidate will have a good understanding of structural theory, with proven problem solving ability as well as good all-round technical design expertise using British and/or Eurocodes. An Accredited degree in Civil Engineering or similar would be beneficial for this role.

To apply please send an update cv to the WGM recruitment team for further review.

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