Senior Engineer Structures

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  • Career LevelEngineer
  • ExperienceExperienced
  • GenderFemale/Male
  • IndustryConstruction
  • QualificationsCertificate

Job Description

We’re supporting our clients as they adapt to the unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19. As a result, we’re currently only recruiting for essential roles during this time. All interviews, assessments and background checks will take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. It’s important to note that most of our sites are now closed and employees are working remotely where they can. Where offices are required to stay open, we are following government guidelines on personal hygiene standards, daily cleaning of employee work areas, maintaining safe distances and limiting the number of people in the office at one time. We also have clear policies on business travel and continuity. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our employees and customers safe during this time.

Job Title : Senior Engineer, Structures (depending on experience)
Location Cardiff
Business area : Specialist Services, Real Estate & Infrastructure & Redstart

Vacancy Description – An excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Engineer to join as established Structures team based in the Cardiff Office.

The Role: A Senior Structural Engineer is an important operational and career development position in our organisation with key responsibilities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programmes of work whilst undertaking a range of technical aspects required for project delivery including feasibility, concept design including build ability and value engineering, detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documentation, invitation of tenders and providing design support during construction works as part of a team. You will implement projects effectively and commercially to meet the requirements of the brief, quality standards, health and safety and environmental standards to both national and corporate standards, applying all project management best practice including clear communication, reporting, financial management and customer relationship management. You’ll also have a key role managing, organising and motivating a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a variety of projects covering a range of complexities.

Responsibilities Guide

  • Undertaking feasibility studies including preparing reports, cost estimates, investigating problems and identifying options
  • Taking a leading role in the design, inspection or assessment of major civil engineering structures and bridges
  • Designing projects in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridgeworks and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
  • Preparing schemes for tender typically using the NEC3/4 Forms of Contract
  • The ability to set and work to personal deadlines and targets to meet the requirements of programmes of work, to meet clients’ needs and to respond to targets set by others
  • Able to assist in preparing fee estimates and bid work
  • Assisting with the commercial and financial control of your project
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing at a general and technical level
  • Ensuring compliance of the team’s work with a high regard to Health and Safety and the application of the CDM Regulations and other legislation
  • Supervising graduate engineers and technicians
  • Supervision of and responsibility for members of the team, including programming and allocating work and assisting in the training and development of staff, setting goals and monitoring their performance
  • Abide by the objectives and targets of both the section and the department and follow procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems and the maintenance of relevant records

Essential Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or a related subject accredited by the Engineering Council. Ideally you will already be or fast approaching Chartered Member status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (CEng IStructE)
  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in the design of all aspects of highways and civil engineering design and construction
  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and procedures. A working knowledge of standard highway and civil engineering specifications, conditions of contract and methods of measurement
  • Working knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines including the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, British and European Standards, Eurocodes and Codes of Practice
  • Desirable Qualifications/Experience/Skills
  • Experience of Local Authority/Welsh Government/Highways England delivery would be advantageous
  • To demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in solving engineering problems
  • A full UK driving licence

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