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Senior Structural Engineer

Cheadle, Greater Manchester
£45000 - £65000/annum hybrid working
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our Water sector client is seeking Senior/Principal Structural Engineers to be based out of their Cheadle offices in a hybrid working arrangement working on water/wastewater projects.

This is a great opportunity for a Senior/Principal Structural Engineer to join our clients' expanding team. With experience in a similar role you will work on a portfolio of different projects, expanding the capability in the region and supporting the ongoing activities of a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.

Our client also has other UK offices and will consider candidates near their London, Leeds, Newcastle or Guildford offices, operating hybrid working.


Responsible for delivering a variety of design packages, as well as technical and engineering aspects of major or complex projects
Draws on technical knowledge and experience to independently develop the most effective solutions for less routine engineering problems
Takes on role of Project Manager for smaller or routine projects, leading project meetings and managing client interactions
Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of a project team including allocating and checking work and providing feedback on performance.
Coordinates activities with colleagues and team members to meet deadlines and achieve set targets in the most effective and efficient way
Ensures junior team members are adhering to delivery standards and ensures essential procedures are followed based on knowledge of own industry.
Provides recommendations on resourcing (people) requirements for specific projects to more senior team members
Leads the development and submission of proposals for routine, low risk projects and contributes to the development of proposals for moderately complex projects
Develops business by maintaining client relationships and ensuring client loyalty and repeat work through excellent customer service and delivery.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Previous work with water retaining structures
Honours degree in relevant discipline required
Chartered Engineer or near Chartered status (MICE, MIStructE).
Knowledge of design in common building materials including steel, concrete, timber and masonry
Experience of working within a 3D design environment is essential and an ability to work to BIM protocols would be desirable.
Preferential knowledge and experience with design work associated with Water and Wastewater Treatment plants.
Basic understanding of other specific multi-disciplines specifically process design and MEICA.
Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts preferable ( JCT, NEC)
Application of Engineering principles
Design Development
Computer Aided Design and Modelling
Experience of managing small projects beneficial
Supervising, mentoring or developing less experienced engineers
Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
Commercial awareness in dealings with clients, proposals and projects.


A competitive salary - £45-65k depending on seniority level
Pension, medical insurance, income protection
25 days holiday with the option to buy an additional 4 weeks per year
Enhanced parental leave
A range of voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - cycle to work, discounted gym membership, season ticket loan, discounts on retail & wellbeing classes
Access to Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
Wellbeing resources and tools
Team led hybrid working arrangements
Opportunities to grow your skills and shape your career towards technical expertise, developing the market or leading a business or team.
International, multi-cultural team of highly motivated individuals
An exciting referral program (bring people with you)

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