Senior / Principal Structural Design Engineer

  • Sandy SG19, UK
  • £45,000 - £55,000 per annum GBP / Year

RGB London (697)

Job Summary by the careerbalance.co.uk Team:

117Job Description:Is successful career progression and a healthy work life balance equally as important to you? Are you motivated by new, exciting challenges and the idea of working on a diverse range of projects within a multitude of sectors? Are you motivated in taking your career to the next level with the help of an excellent support network?

If so, our client is a leading provider and design consultancy of structural, civil, environmental and temporary works solutions for some of the UK’s largest structural projects with a focus on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

Our client is currently looking for a Senior / Principal Structural Design Engineer to join their dynamic team based in the London office, with the opportunity to progress to an Associate position in 12-18 months.

Please find the job specification below.


Job Title: Senior / Principal Structural Design Engineer

Location: Cambridgeshire

Company Overview:

Our client is a well-established, leading structural engineering consultancy that specializes in providing innovative and sustainable solutions during the construction process of active structural and civil engineering, water and environmental and temporary works projects. With a strong commitment to excellence, our client is dedicated maximising cost-effectiveness, sustainability and team collaboration.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented Structural Design Engineer to join our exciting and dynamic team. As a key member of our engineering department, you will play a crucial role in the design, planning and execution of permanent structures to support large, exciting construction projects, ensuring safety, efficiency, and compliance with industry standards.


  • Conduct structural analysis and design calculations for a variety of projects, reviewing and approving work done by juniors.
  • Lead the structural design team in the development and execution of innovative and efficient designs for various projects, including high-rise buildings, bridges, and industrial facilities.
  • Develop conceptual designs and be actively involved with all projects under your direction.
  • Strong understanding and ability to apply Eurocodes and British Standards, current Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations, and other design codes/information as appropriate.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the team.
  • Demonstratable technical ability and design experience on matters of structural design for new builds and refurbs with a multitude of sectors.
  • Manage resources for projects under your supervision.
  • Be cooperative and offer pro-active advice in relation to problem-solving issues.
  • Undertake thorough site investigations, complete inspections, identify potential issues, and solve problems
  • Represent the company at meetings of the design team as required.
  • Organise and contribute to business development activities and marketing as required for the benefit of the company.
  • Undertake appropriate Continuing Professional Development and maintain CPD record in accordance with the requirements of the Instituion of Structural Engineers and/or the Institution of Civil Engineers.


  • Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Civil or Structural Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstratable experience of overseeing and running projects, independently.
  • Chartership status preferred, but not essential.
  • Strong understanding of technical structural engineering principles and applications on a vast range of projects & materials.
  • Highly proficient in relevant software for structural analysis and design (e.g., AutoCAD, SAP2000, ETABS, etc.)
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the team.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and leadership abilities.
  • Strong knowledge and demonstratable experience applying relevant codes and standards related to structural design.


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service.
  • Christmas and January bonuses subject to business performance
  • 6% Pension contribution (i.e. 3% above statutory requirements)
  • Opportunity to fast-track into an Associate position over 12-18 months
  • Flexible pay scheme (ability to buy extra holidays).
  • Excellent Chartership and professional development support.
  • Death in service scheme.
  • Income protection scheme.
  • Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Payment of your first application for Chartership with a recognised Professional Institution.
  • Agile working.
  • Free eye test.
  • Branded PPE.
  • Sport & Social Events Committee.
  • Welcome pack (personal shell jacket and fleece etc.)

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send your CV and portfolio of work to this email:


Location: East Anglia, Cambridgeshire

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