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Principal Structural Engineer

  1. Cities & development
  2. Cardiff
R-111881

AtkinsRéalis are looking to appoint a Principal Structural Engineer into our talented Cardiff Building Structures team to help deliver our ambitious plans to develop and grow the Building Design practice in south Wales and across the UK.

AtkinsRéalis Building Design practice provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range of projects relating to buildings and infrastructure. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including:Education, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Defence, Energy and Transportation.

You will have the opportunity to work with major clients on stimulating and high-profile projects both in the UK and abroad. As well as the role providing technical and creative challenges you will have the satisfaction of working on projects which are changing the way people live and work today.

Requirements:

  • Chartered Engineer (MIStructE or MICE).
  • Be a technically excellent engineer, with established skills and delivery capability.
  • Experience in the design of building structures using the conventional engineering materials (steel concrete, timber, masonry) to both British Standards and Eurocodes.
  • The ability to translate this broad range of technical skills into imaginative ideas which enhance the quality of our designs.
  • Proven experience on developing projects from concept to construction stage.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that can support our client relationships, assist in preparing bids and generally enhance our work winning capability.
  • Experience of actively managing clients.
  • Ability to manage and work to budget and program, to control costs and manage change control processes.
  • A flexible attitude to both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility given.
  • Experience in successfully leading the structural engineering delivery of medium sized projects including the management of project teams. You should have the ability to make decisions, act on your own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.
  • A curious minded individual who enjoys the stimulation of exchanging ideas with others.
  • Ability to inspect works carried out on site and monitor quality and compliance with design drawings.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver multiple projects or parts of larger projects to completion, within budget and to program.
  • Ensure the provision of efficient high quality structural engineering design.
  • Be the first point of contact for clients, contractors, design team and third parties.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary design team meetings and lead them if required.
  • Develop scopes of work and delivery programmes.
  • Offer support and guidance to more junior members of the team.
  • Effectively manage own time which will be necessary when allocated to more than one project.
  • Build client relationships and help identify business opportunities.
  • Be a technical champion within the team.
  • Check/review structural engineering analysis and design to both Eurocodes and British Standards.
  • Assist in managing the broader team through mentoring and training.
  • Carry out structural surveys.
  • Assist in the preparation of fee proposals.
  • This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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