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Principal Structural Engineer

DATS Recruitment Ltd
Altrincham, Trafford, WA14
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
We are currently looking to support our client based in Greater Manchester with a requirement for a Principal Structural Engineer on a permanent staff basis. This is for a multi-disciplinary consultancy delivering engineering, environmental and town planning services throughout the UK. They offer a competitive salary with an extensive benefits package including private medical, pension, company share scheme, and professional development opportunities and support.
They also offer agile working and a hybrid office attendance model, but for a principal level role it is anticipated that candidates should be expected to attend the office premises around 3 days per week and potentially more for certain projects as required.
A description is given below - for information on salaries and to apply for this Principal Structural Engineer vacancy please contact me with a copy of your latest CV and details on your current situation and availability.
An enthusiastic Principal Structural Engineer is required to support the expansion of the Engineering team. This is a superb opportunity to work on a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects in different sectors including education, commercial, industrial, residential, health, rail and infrastructure, and energy and waste sector.
Making a significant contribution to the day-to-day preparation and delivery of technical design information, whilst enjoying the flexibility of working from home or office your responsibilities will 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 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
Managing projects to cost, programme and sustainability criteria
Supervising the BIM technicians on technical / construction details and undertaking QA reviews
Mentoring and assisting junior staff
Complying with designers' duties under the CDM Regulations
Selling, marketing and business development of existing clients and being alert to new leads
What will I need to succeed?
Ambition, commitment and integrity
Minimum BSc/BEng in Civil/Structural Engineering or equivalent
At least 7 years post qualification experience in civil and structural engineering
Chartered or near-chartered status with a relevant body (MICE or MIStructE)
Detailed knowledge of structural design and detailing using all relevant UK and European codes of practice
Knowledge of BREEAM, sustainability objectives and embodied carbon
Good experience of structural analysis and design software
Client focused approach with good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to secure new projects for the business and bid for other projects
Confidence and ability in team and project management
Ability to supervise and develop a team whilst working as part of a wider team
Strong attention to detail and accuracy of own work and that of others working for you
Ability to take action and make decisions without close supervision
Commercial ability
UK driving license and own transport
Competent at using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc

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