Senior Structural Engineer

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a broad variety of projects for both public and private clients. Our existing project mix is very diversified and includes anything from small extension to multimillion developments. The candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of design and co-ordinate of their projects. For the correct candidate, this will be a both a design role and a client facing role. Where necessary they will also be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of draftspersons and junior Engineers.

You will be required to work on a range of projects, including Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Residential, Educational and Industrial throughout the country. The successful Structural Engineer will be responsible for developing designs and working as part of a team whilst liaising with Clients, Contractors and Design Teams. Reporting to a Director, the candidate’s duties will include taking the technical lead on projects, both carrying out and reviewing/checking designs by others, liaising with Clients, design team and contractor and supporting the growth and development of the Team.

Although not essential, this role would suit an Engineer with experience in the preparation of planning applications, Fire Safety Engineering, acting as PSDP or Assigned Certifier.

This is an ideal opportunity for a near or recently Chartered Engineer to take a leading role in a developing consultancy and develop their career beyond the role of a project engineer.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years post graduate experience in a consultancy role.
  • A degree in Civil/Structural Engineering (level 8 or higher).
  • Engineers Ireland membership, ideally chartered or near chartered.
  • Good communication skills, especially the ability to translate designs in to comprehensive drawing/information for construction.
  • Experience of reinforced concrete design, structural steel, timber and masonry using the Eurocodes.
  • Experience of design of sustainable urban drainage systems and general building drainage systems.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Building Regulations and Technical Guidance Documents.
  • Should demonstrate a level of responsibility taken on projects from detailed design through to supervision of work on site with a knowledge of building control regulations and procedures.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be proactive to the ever changing scenarios experienced in modern construction.
  • Ability to work independently, take responsibility for their own work and take the initiative when necessary.
  • Experience in structural surveying and assessment, especially on protected structures.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills and attention to detail.
  • Competent in AutoCAD skills essential and experience of using Revit would be an advantage. Practical knowledge of Microsoft Office and structural design and analysis software packages.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake Structural Engineering design on projects, co-ordinating design work of junior engineer and drafts person as necessary.
  • The production of clear and comprehensive drawings, reports, calculations and specifications.
  • Manage and meet project delivery timelines while meeting agreed quality and costs.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Attending and participating constructively in project meetings in house and with Clients, Architects, Surveyors and Contractors.
  • Construction monitoring and reporting.
  • Practise development in terms of both quality and portfolio.

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiasm in the field of structural design.
  • Highly motivated, willing to take on new challenges and an ambition to help the company grow.
  • Ability to work as part of a team on multiple simultaneous projects in a small growing practice.
  • Ability to work with members of project design teams.
  • Ability to communicate on a one to one basis with clients.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to communicate through sketching, drawing, presentations and in writing.
  • Willingness to understand the commercial realities of the construction industry.
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance priorities, and meet strict deadlines.
  • The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive, creative, solution-orientated designer.
  • Own transport essential. Must have fluent English and must be eligible to work in Ireland.

Benefits:

  • Small office environment
  • Friendly and positive working atmosphere
  • Variety of projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid professional memberships
  • Bonus scheme

Please Include your CV and references