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Senior Structural Engineer - Leeds

Emtech Recruitment
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£42000 - £50000/annum 25 days holiday, hybrid work
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Emtech are working with a top consultancy in Leeds that are looking for a Senior Structural Engineer.

This consultancy has approximately (Apply online only) staff in 5 offices across the UK.

With a wide range of projects, such as private homes and housing developments to retail parks, town centre regenerations, and major hospital redevelopments. We work on temporary, new and historic structures, including some of the UK's most important old buildings.

The Role

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and driven structural engineer with proven UK experience and is keen to develop their career. You will be working in an associate-led team with responsibility for your own projects, as well as managing intermediate and graduate engineers in the team. You will also be expected to manage project budgets and engage with clients and fellow consultants. Whilst there is a managerial aspect to the role, it is a technical role, so it is essential that you are technically strong in steel, RC, masonry, and timber design.

Candidates must reflect the company's values of being collaborative, forward thinking, passionate, approachable, and enriching our community.

Responsibilities of the role

Execute and coordinate projects, providing high quality technical design
Produce technical design information including drawings, calculations, specifications and reports
Review and approve reports, designs, drawings, sketches and calculations in accordance with quality procedures
Manage the preparation of feasibility studies and reports
Undertake structural surveys and produce reports giving findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations
Undertake the project management and financial control of small and medium sized projects
Liaise effectively with clients, local authorities and other design team members
Supervise and monitor the use of computer-based systems to ensure these are used correctly
Supervise and support junior members of the team
Assist in the preparation of bids and proposals
Prepare design and progress reports
Obtain and review quotes for investigation works
Manage the appointments and work of sub-contractors carrying out investigation works
Coordinate work undertaken by external sub-contractors
Attend and input at design meetings and site meetings, and record actions
Undertake site inspections, record findings and advise on any required actions

Key Skills - Essential

HND/HNC in civil or structural engineering
Knowledge of design software and its limitations
Experience in delegating and supervising junior team members
Proactive approach to work
Commitment to continual improvement at a personal and company level
Understand complex construction procedures
Conversant in designing to British Standards/Eurocodes
Competent in designing structures in concrete, steelwork, timber and masonry
Able to use computer design software packages
Experienced in new build and refurbishment projects
Good detailing knowledge including buildability aspects
Good understanding of CDM regulations and responsibilities of a designer
Able to identify and control technical risk
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
Able to produce accurate and clear sketches to communicate engineering solutions
Experienced in the production of specifications and technical reports and feasibility studies
Experience in managing client relationships


Chartered engineer status
University degree in civil or structural engineering
Professionally qualified with ICE or IStructE
Working knowledge of SCIA and Tekla Building Designer


We put people first. Our team and clients are at the heart of everything we do. We're team players, and together we collaborate to find solutions. Because they love what we do, our people are always thinking, and are open to new ideas and innovation that will help to make our projects more successful.

Our Leeds office is a friendly and comfortable space, easily accessible by car or public transport. What you get will depend on what you do, with individual performance-related rewards also on offer in addition to:

25 days annual leave plus additional days for long service
The ability to buy and sell holiday days
Family friendly policies including flexible and hybrid working
Employee Referral Scheme
Professional development
5% pension contribution
Private healthcare
Cycle to Work Scheme

For more information, contact Jack Fisher at Emtech Recruitment

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