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Senior Structural Engineer

Nexus Specialist Recruitment Limited
Billericay, Essex
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Job Description - Senior Structural Engineer

Salary - £45,000 to £60,000 depending on previous experience, plus numerous benefits

Location - Billericay, Essex

Position Purpose:

Working within a team of Engineers and Technicians and under the supervision of the Project Owner, as a Senior Engineer you are expected to both lead and support technically on a range of projects and act as Project Manager, working towards the overall successful delivery of technically challenging designs

Tasks &

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

Ongoing development of skills and knowledge base in both the technical and management streams through familiarisation of Design Standards and Codes of Practice and Design Guidance notes.

Explain technical concepts to others including more junior colleagues and Clients.

Proficient in the use of BDC systems and procedures.

Knowledge of and compliance with relevant Health, Safety and Welfare regulations and promote a culture of awareness within the team.

Ongoing Continual Professional Development through appreciation, understanding and experience of works directly relatable to ongoing tasks extending to wider subject reading and knowledge of Engineering and relatable subjects though self study.

Working towards Chartered Membership of ICE / IStructE.

Resolution of design and development matters and technical issues.

Communicate throughout the stages of a project with the Engineering Team, Technicians, and the Project Manager / Owner on a regular basis and as and when required providing regular updates of progress of works against programmes.

Prepare and collate project specific documentation.

Checking and reviewing of prepared designs in addition to self-checking of own work before presenting to others for independent checking.

Co-ordinate information with relevant third parties (i.e., Architects, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Surveyors and other members of the design team including utilities companies) working to establish relationships with peers in outside organisations.

Manage projects scope and deliverables, managing the production of analysis and associated outputs ensuring they are delivered on time and to an excellent standard while ensuring that the work is delivered within the agreed timescale and budgets.

Prepare and present information to the Engineering Team and other teams within the business.

Preparation of documentation relating to projects.

Attend meetings and site visits, when necessary, visit sites, carry out site investigations, attend site meetings and check progress of work on site and where necessary prepare and issue site inspection reports.

Liaise and attend meetings with members of the design team both internally and externally with other professional disciplines.

Respond to queries from other parties within the Design Team and respond to queries as necessary from approving authorities to progress the project

Respond to site queries [RFI's] accurately and promptly in a timely manner.

Direct junior members of staff and mentor graduate engineers developing team spirit and collaborative behaviour.

Preparing programmes and planning resource for assigned projects while ensuring progress is in accordance with programme.

Recognising opportunities and prepare fee proposals for additional works considering time scales, resources and risk and assist in the preparation of fee bids for new works in line with the project manager role.

Careful management of the scope of works, recognising variations and preparing / agreeing fees for additional works.

Prepare and / or supervise the preparation of presentations and present information to internal and external groups.

Provide updates to Project Manager / Owner / Director in terms of the progress of tasks against programmes.

Ability to handle the project management including cost control, project schedules and liaising with and presenting to Clients.

Supporting the growth of new and existing internal and external client relationships.

Leading on internal and external liaison with regulators and key stakeholders

Take a lead in progressing project design and development.

Undertake and fulfil the roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager [refer to separate role description].

Undertaking of complex structural calculations and design proofs using a range of techniques including handwritten calculations at various stages of a project from the preliminary stages of concept appraisal and planning through to tender and the construction stage.

Develop analytical design models, using a range of computer packages, to be used in the assessment and design of structure including interpretation of output.

Undertake structural engineering design development as the scheme progresses including preparation of structural engineering documents.

Preparation and collation of calculation files to include a clear summary on design approach and content and submit for internal checking and review prior to building regulation submission and answer any queries that may arise.

Develop entire structural engineering design concepts incorporating planning, architectural, engineering and other required systems for small and medium projects.

Prepare Engineering Sketches, marked-up drawings and details for issue to the external design team.

Prepare marked up drawings for use in preparation of reinforcement detailing and subsequent review of completed reinforcement drawings.

Working with the technicians, assist in the perpetration of structural engineering drawings and details and reviewing of same to ensure these accurately reflect the design assumptions and calculations and further correctly reflect information from relevant third parties prior to formal issue.

Prepare detailed project specifications.

Responsible for design development of the structural engineering relating to a project including preparation of structural engineering documents.

Review structural engineering designs and documents for compliance with relevant design standards and codes of practice.

Check and co-ordinate third party drawings, details and information from Architects and other Engineers for consistency, changes, variations and inaccuracies against Structural Design and Drawings / Engineering Mark-up's including review of Shop / specialist Sub-Contractor drawings and materials for conformance with the structural engineering design.

Review and mark up structural drawings to ensure these reflect the design assumptions and calculations and correctly reflect information from third parties.

Carry out basic checks by hand on scheme designs to validate complex computed design.

Prepare detailed structural appraisals and reports as so may be necessary for projects.

To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be expected

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