Principal Structural Engineer

Civil Engineering Engineers Specialists Industry
  • Birmingham

About Royal HaskoningDHV:
Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.

Principal Structural Engineer

We are looking to recruit a Principal Structural Engineer to join Industry & Buildings which is looking to recruit to expand and develop its Birmingham Structures team to assist with our growing workload.  You will be flexible, dynamic with the ability to assist in the development of our growing team in Birmingham.

You will manage a range of projects from industrial and commercial Clients.  Project responsibility will be varied from inception of defining a Client’s design brief to inspections, specifications, design, and management  of projects.  This role requires someone with the ability to deliver quality, robust deliverables on time and within budget.

Our projects cover a wide range of building structures including industrial, people buildings, food & beverage and automotive, including many more. We design in all materials, though a majority of our projects are steel or concrete framed structures.

Main work area’s will be:

Role objectives include: 

  • Providing leadership to the Birmingham Civil & Structures team, reporting to the Associate Director
  • Provide technical leadership on projects
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to design engineers
  • Provide Project Management on projects as required.
  • Business development support including leading bids and proposals
  • Manage and develop own Client portfolio

Technical development and management of design projects:

  • Preparation of designs for and associated structures, from initial concepts through to detailed designs.
  • Production of design calculations including using 3D modelling software, checking and reviewing of calculations produced by others.
  • Producing sketch drawings / details for drawing / modelling by others and complete checking and reviewing of these prior to issue.
  • Preparation of specifications, and assistance with contract documents.
  • Carry out inspections and surveys, preparation of reports, structural analysis and reporting.

Commercial and management duties:

  • Assisting the Advisory Group in proposal writing, marketing and business development for structural work as required 
  • Commercial and technical management of projects within the office, ensuring that projects show a profitable result.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BEng / MEng in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer - CEng, MIStructE / MICE
  • Extensive post education experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good presentation and bid writing skills
  • Experience in the following areas preferred:-
    - Industrial Buildings
    - Food and Beverage
    - Automotive
    - People Buildings 
  • Knowledge of BIM processes (ISO19650) and implementation
  • Some experience of Common Data Environment platforms such as Asite, BIM360, Viewpoint or Aconex
  • Experience in parametric design tools for automation such as Dynamo / Grasshopper or Python is desirable
  • Knowledge and practical experience of Calculation / modelling Software:
    - TEKLA Structural Designer
    - STAAD Pro
    - TEDDS
    - NBS
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

What we can offer you:
Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!
You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life

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