Senior Structural Engineer

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Structures - Buildings & Built Environment
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About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for Senior Structural Engineer to be based in our Manchester Office.

Working as part of an ambitious growing team you will provide hands on structural engineering for a wide variety of projects ranging from small refurbishments to mixed-use high-rise developments covering all sectors with values from £0.5million to £350million. The role also requires you to lead client meetings representing BWB.

About the team

Our Buildings and Built Environment Group has extensive experience and real expertise in delivering cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable building projects across a diverse sector range.

From designing new buildings through to adapting, refurbishing and maintaining existing building stock, our principle of applying intelligent design, flexibility and innovation remains constant. Advanced computer modelling techniques enable us to resolve complex issues quickly and efficiently.


About you

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Experienced in leading client meeting and have strong negotiation skills.
  • You will be strong technically and able to interact and communicate effectively with internal and external design teams.
  • You will be responsible for the production of Structural Engineering calculations and designs on a range of projects across a multitude of sectors working closely with other members of the BWB group.
  • You should be comfortable working on challenging and multiple projects simultaneously. You will be able to undertake the design of structures within a fast-paced, professional environment.
  • You should uphold the core values of our business.
  • You should have a desire to continually improve our service to our clients and the efficiency of the Manchester team

A well rounded individual looking to achieve chartered status with the assistance of BWB. Ideally should be near chartered or chartered level.

You should be able to demonstrate your ability to manage and balance complex workloads in order to deliver projects technically and commercially.

You should possess a broad range of engineering skills and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of current codes of practice both British Standards and Eurocodes working in all the main construction materials.

You will demonstrate strong communication and personal effectiveness skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels internally and particularly with external design team members and clients.

Skills and attributes such as problem-solving, communication, personal organisation, team-working skills and the ability to work under pressure are also highly desired.

You should be comfortable undertaking hand calculations and spreadsheets as standard but also be able to demonstrate the ability to use the latest 3D modelling design software packages in both concrete and steelwork, BWB use Tekla Structural Designer, TEDDS, RAM Structural System and AutoDesk Robot etc but knowledge of these are not essential.

Good verbal and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to produce clear, practical and economic design sketches that can be passed to structural technicians.

An appreciation of the REVIT modelling software suite and working in a BIM environment is also desirable.

Why choose BWB?

It’s quite simple really. We invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities, that’s why!

It’s not just us who say that either. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • Listed in The Times top 100 Best Companies to work for at position 59
  • ACE Training Initiative of the Year 2016 (which we won for the BWB Academy)
  • ACE Best UK Business Performance for a Medium-sized Firm 2016
  • ACE Technology Champion Award 2017
  • Best Retention Strategy – December 2016 – CITA
  • People Development Award - December 2015 – East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

These accolades show that we’re a dynamic, successful and growing business that helps all our employees achieve their full potential.

Take a look at where you can see a selection of the type of projects we work on, and there are some videos too which give an insight to what it’s like to work with us.

What we can offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary
  • Exciting and varied project design experience
  • 25 days holiday plus additional holiday purchasing scheme
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity
  • Cashback medical cover
  • Rewards scheme offering discounts on shopping, cinema tickets, theme parks & gyms
  • Long service rewards including increased holiday entitlement & pension contributions

Investors in People - Gold Disability confident committed Sunday Times best 100 companies to work for - 2018

BWB Consulting is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Disability Confident Committed”) symbol.

We are committed to equal opportunities and will therefore consider employment applications on the basis of merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

To learn more about working for us and what we offer take a look at our careers pages

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