This job has expired

Associate Structural Engineer

Holtham Whittle Associates Limited
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

View more

Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Associate Structural Engineer


For over 50 years, our client has been building the expertise and reputation to deliver exceptional engineering solutions.

As an agile multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy offering Geo-Environmental, Civil and Structural design services, they span specialisms from the infrastructure design of major highways to the design of multi-million-pound residential schemes in central London.

A unique range of integrated engineering services together with highly qualified, experienced staff allow them to compete with major international companies yet still offer the personal service that you would expect from a smaller firm.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to assist with the management of the Structures team, overseeing the day to day running of projects, attending project meetings, being a key contact for clients, contractors, other project consultants and technical lead for the design team. This person will motivate, inspire and support the professional and personal development of a strong team of engineers and technicians.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Assisting with managing the Structural design team, ensuring the provision of efficient high-quality structural engineering design.

Prepare fee proposals, including resources and programme.

Manage structural and multidisciplinary projects from inception through to completion.

Responsible in leading the quality and the timely delivery of multiple projects running concurrently, including the preparation of the Design Scope of work as well as the technical designs of projects.

Co-ordination and management of other discipline inputs into multidisciplinary projects.

Develop detailed methodologies, delegating preparation of tasks as appropriate.

Assess resource requirements at each stage of the project.

Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.

Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings.

Oversee the response to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings.

Set up projects and allocate budgets to work stages.

Ensure financial data is up to date and co-ordinate the timely and correct issuing of invoices.

Assist in the preparation of monthly project workload and fee forecasts.

Actively manage projects to minimise WIP, and be responsible for the financial performance projects to which you are assigned.

Ensure that all project related documentation is kept in compliance to the Business Management systems, processes and procedures.

Anticipate challenges and project risks and recommend necessary mitigating measures, and where necessary relay to clients.

Develop the Structures team with a view to expanding its client base through compiling and implementing an effective business development strategy.

Work alongside the Business Development team in the preparation of structural and multidisciplinary PQQ and ITT submissions.

Develop and mentor engineers and technicians including conducting annual appraisals.

Develop and maintain staff resource plans across projects including identifying when the team needs additional resource.


We strongly believe that great client service is based on quality, consistency, and reliability. Our promises guide our decisions, people, and actions to create experiences that make our clients feel cared for and listened to. You will contribute to delivering this through your own actions and by meeting the standards of the Structural team.

Person Specification

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent technical and project management skills.

Ability to build good client relationships.

A 2:1 degree in Civil or Structural engineering.

Chartered status in a recognised professional organisation or equivalent long term experience.

Excellent communication skills.

Proven team management experience.

Extensive experience in Structural Engineering.

Practical experience of reinforced concrete and steel design to British & Eurocode standards.

Good organisational and interpersonal skills

Ability to work well to strict deadlines under pressure

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert