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Structural Engineer
Ref No:VAC-40860

Length of Contract:
£20,000 - 38,000


Job Description:
Our client provides a complete engineering design service for residential and commercial development projects, both pre and post planning. They are now looking to recruit a Structural Engineer to join the team based in Hertfordshire.

The highly experienced team made up of professional civil and structural engineering staff with many years' experience in the assessment, design and construction of major development projects. Engineers typically evaluate the land use constraints in support of the site acquisition and planning process. This work would then be continued into detail design, obtaining statutory approvals, procuring and supervising the site infrastructure and remediation projects.

To undertake the design and detailing of cost effective and buildable structural solutions in relation to residential and commercial projects in traditional load-bearing masonry, in-situ reinforced concrete, structural steel and timber frame forms of construction.

To assist in the development of cost and buildability appraisals and feasibility studies prior to detailed design.

Responsible for working within agreed design budgets for timescales and costs associated with the structural elements of the scheme.

To attend project team meetings with clients and other consultants and be able to present the structural scheme.

To agree design programmes with senior staff and ability to understand and monitor critical path activities through to delivery of the scheme.

To liaise with LDE infrastructure engineers to ensure design work is coordinated in terms of design, timescales and budget.

Responsible for support staff in relation to draughting work, design checking and the preparation and checking of calculations.

Responsible for the submission and conclusion of approvals of completed designs and calculations for Building Regulations and other regulatory bodies, as required.

Responsible for the development of the 'basis of design' brief for specialist supplier/subcontractor elements of a scheme and the subsequent checking, approval and issue of their designs and details for construction.

Able to undertake structural design and detailing work using appropriate software programmes, as applicable (including AutoCAD, Revit, Strusoft FEM 3D, CADS 3D Max/RCBD/MWPD/Smart Engineer, TEDDS, Staad-Pro).

Technical specification: Some of the key skills and expertise required for this role will include:
Educated to HNC and/or Degree level.
Possess a professional attitude with a minimum of 2 years of relevant design experience in consultancy.
Have a proactive approach.
Working towards achieving professional qualification.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative.
Ability to control, monitor and report effectively against design cost budgets and programme.
Ability to organise and prioritise work effectively.
Effective communicator - orally, in meetings and in the written form.
Familiar with relevant software packages.
Wide and forward/lateral thinker with ability to solve problems effectively.
Experienced in use of Microsoft products including Excel, Word and Power Point.

Salary and benefits:
Salary will depend of level of experience
Contributory Pension Scheme
A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care

Our client encourages Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, they are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.

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