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Senior / Principal Structural Engineer

  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:01/11/2019

Patrick Parsons have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior/ Principal Engineer to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This role is based in our Newcastle office and reports to the Director.

The purpose of this role is to manage projects including allocated resources such as graduates and technicians. Duties will include the financial control of assigned projects, to oversee the day to day running of projects, attend project meetings, be the daily contact for the client, contractors and other project consultants.

This is an opportunity to work on a variety of projects from small residential works to large multi-storey development and heritage projects.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Input into fee proposals, including resources and programme.
  • Manage projects from inception through to completion.
  • Develop scheme designs as required by the Directors and Principal engineers.
  • Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
  • Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings.
  • Respond to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings.
  • Communicate project’s critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and clients.
  • Actively manage projects to minimise WIP.
  • Set up projects and allocate budgets to work stages.
  • Ensure financial data is up to date and co-ordinate the timely and correct issuing of invoices.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly project workload and fee forecasts.
  • As the team develops you will mentor junior engineers, graduates and technicians.
  • Ensure that all project related documentation is kept in compliance to the Business Management systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Anticipate challenges and project risks and recommend necessary mitigating measures, and where necessary relay to clients.
  • Take an active role in the development of the Structures Division with a view to expanding our client base.
  • Adherence and contribution to business and quality management systems
  • Operational and design safety, and developing good safety.

Person Specification

  • BEng or Meng in Civil or Structural engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in structural engineering design and construction.
  • Good all-round technical design expertise using British, European and international standards.
  • Experience in the management of preparation of drawing and project deliverables.
  • Good understanding of structural theory and strong analytical skills, with proven problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead design aspects of projects including managing quality, budget, programme and resources
  • Ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients and other design team members.
  • Chartered Structural Engineer or working towards chartered status is preferable.

Benefits

An excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful applicant which will include;

  • Flexi Time
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Birthday off work!
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Training and development
  • Sponsorship of professional membership

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to hr@patrickparsons.co.uk

 

Patrick Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.