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Senior Structural Engineer

  • Location:Birmingham
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:23/08/2021

The purpose of the Senior Engineer 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. The candidate will also be responsible for ensuring the required quality control is achieved on all information leaving the business to clients and external parties.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Input into fee proposals, including resources and programme
  • Manage projects from inception through to completion
  • Develop scheme designs as required by the Directors and Associates
  • 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, 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


  • Flexible working environment
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Birthday off!
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • EAP Scheme
  • Workplace pension
  • Training and development
  • Sponsorship of professional membership

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Patrick Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer.