Senior Structural Engineer – Derby

Location: Derby, East Midlands

Recruiting for a Senior Structural Engineer, Full Time, Permanent.

Background to appointment:

GCA Consulting are a well-established multi-disciplinary firm, with a diverse workload of £1-15m schemes. We have a vacancy for a project delivery role delivering Structural Engineering designs and managing the production of information for our clients.

Work would be undertaken under the direction of a Structural Director and depending on experience, management of junior engineers may be required. We seek a candidate with experience of design in all materials, to take a positive lead in delivering a wide range of interesting, varied regional projects.

The role would suit an experienced (3-8 years) technical engineer with ambitions to progress their career to an Associate level. Full support will be provided to achieve their potential within a supportive and friendly environment. Experience of undertaking structural surveys would be an advantage.

A part-time role would be considered for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

  • Providing detailed technical input and ensuring quality of work output on projects requiring Detailed Structural Engineering Design.
  • Report writing.
  • To be involved in business development with a focus on the quality and interest of new business.
  • Managing projects autonomously.
  • To liaise with the client to agree the project specification, the timescale, the fee and the terms of engagement.
  • To ensure that the project is undertaken to the specified budget and that all project-related fees and disbursements are accurately recorded and expediently recovered.

Candidates should meet the majority of the following criteria:

  • Expertise in a range of relevant analytical software packages.
  • Recent experience of detailed design for a variety of Structural Projects.
  • Ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise the work of more junior staff and sub-consultants.
  • Ability to prepare fee proposals and project manage a commission from start to finish;
  • Ability to liaise directly with client and with other consultants/suppliers.
  • Ability to market the company’s expertise and extend the client base.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to lead project-related discussions.
  • Ability to use experience from other projects.
  • Commitment to producing high quality work and to promoting the reputation of the company.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • In possession of, or working towards Chartership of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Package:

GCA are able to offer the successful candidate the following:

  • A wide variety of project work, and an interesting workload.
  • Significant opportunities within a growing company.
  • A competitive salary
  • Pension contributions
  • High quality mentoring from experienced colleagues, and assistance in delivering workload from able, conscientious junior staff.