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Structural Engineer (Full Structural & specific defect surveying)

United Kingdom
Competitive Rates


We’re looking for a Structural Engineer / Surveyor for a permanent staff role with our client based in the North West of England covering Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire (urgently required).

The client is an expert Structural Surveying Consultancy providing expert, practical advice to their clients via Full Structural Surveys and Specific Defect Surveys for both residential and commercial buildings. They are expecting a significant amount of growth in the months ahead and are seeking degree level Structural Engineering specialists with surveying knowledge and experience, and ideally a car and driving licence.

The same company also has upcoming requirements for Structural Engineers working in the Bristol and Newcastle areas (approximately 50 mile radius) so we would welcome applications from candidates able to cover these, but the North West region is their current priority.

What does the Structural Engineer job involve?

We are looking for a Structural Engineer with extensive experience in building defects diagnostics to join a growing dynamic business. We have a need for Surveyors across the UK to provide structural inspections using new digital technology. Digital technology is at the heart of all that we do. This enables us to provide a high quality, highly efficient service to our clients. The successful candidate will embrace the benefits of new, innovative technology and bring new ideas to our business, to help shape our future.

DUTIES: • Inspection of all types of buildings and structures and the preparation of digital reports, live on site • Preparation of specifications for remedial works • Providing technical support for Buildings Insurance claims, including subsidence, fire and storm damage • Reporting to the Director of Surveying and providing progress reports • Developing new ideas to help shape the future of the business

What skills and experience do you need?

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE: • Degree qualified Civil/Structural Engineer (essential) • Extensive post graduate experience in the inspection and reporting on structural defects (essential) • Excellent knowledge of traditional and non-traditional construction (essential) • General structural design experience (essential) • Proficient in IT systems (essential) • Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer MIStructE or MICE (desirable) • Historic Buildings experience (desirable) • Expert Witness experience (desirable) • Buildings Insurance claims experience (desirable)

KEY ATTRIBUTES/SKILLS: • Excellent communication skills • Confident • Excellent work ethic • Passionate about new technologies and progressive change • Technically excellent • Car owner and UK driving licence

SYSTEMS CAPABILITY: • All aspects of Microsoft Office • GoReport (training will be provided) • Industry standard structural design software

Essential experience

You will need experience within two different kinds of structural surveys:

Specific Defect Survey - E.g. evidence of localised subsidence, differential settlement, localised cracking to walls, bowing of a wall, distortion to the roof.

You will carry out a visual inspection of the exposed parts of the structure that have been affected, assess the likely cause of the defect, and then make recommendations on how to rectify the defects.

Full Structural Survey – survey the building structure.

As structural engineers, you will focus on the building structure, not cosmetic finishes. you will be required to inspect all exposed and accessible parts of the structure, including the roof structure, floors, walls, basements, retaining walls. We survey the external roof from ground level, using binoculars, which is the industry standard procedure. You will identify structural defects such as cracking, distortion, foundation movement, evidence of subsidence, roof spread, instability generally. Unless the roof void is safely boarded out, our internal inspection of the roof structure will need to be made from ladders located through the access hatch. You will grade the severity of the defects and then provide an outline of required structural remedial works, with an order of priority.

What are the pay and benefits?

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications

WORKING HOURS: Standard 37.5 hours a week with a flexible working day – primarily home based, although some time in local office maybe required.

Company pension, 5% you pay, company match it – through salary sacrifice (applied after completion of probation period)

Medical insurance (applied after completion of probation period)

All equipment provided.

Training and development available for those looking for career progression.

​If you meet the requirements of the role, please get in touch!

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