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Principal Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stockton on Tees
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/07/2015
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The Role:
As a Principal Engineer you will be required to closely support the Project Manager in the day to day delivery of projects, and where appropriate will be responsible for the running of your own projects. You will be accountable for quality engineering input, and you will provide a valuable contribution toward the development of graduate and junior engineers, showing a willingness to develop your own technical knowledge and understanding.

An important part of your role will be in developing and strengthening relationships with Clients through the attendance of client meetings and your contribution to project interviews. As such you will need to have excellent client facing and presentational skills.

Key Requirements:

The candidate should have a range of project experience and be familiar with designing concrete and steel structures. Further experience with other materials is preferable. The candidate should have experience of new build and refurbishment works. The candidate should be able to take responsibility for their own work and for overseeing the production of drawings. They should be able to coordinate with other disciplines and represent the structures team in design meetings, and client meetings when required. Experience with leading projects, or elements of large projects, is preferred.


■ Prepare feasibility study reports to meet brief requirements in the agreed format and review with project leader.
■ Work with client & design team to assemble a design specification compliant with the employer’s requirements, agree its format and content, and monitor and review its preparation ensuring delivery by the due date.
■ Agree and monitor scope of works.
■ Clearly define building requirements and purpose of use with senior team member to allow detailed design.
■ Carry out detailed design to client's and B Regulations standard ensuring CDM, QA and technical review and sign off by project leader, including complex calculations and co-ordination issues.
■ Gain an appreciation of sustainability and incorporate requirements into project delivery.
■ Review and monitor the production of calculations including QA, technical reviews and sign off.
■ Ensure that information for project budget costing preparation is completed in requisite detail and to deadlines, and keep the QS informed regarding design progress through explanation of design decisions.
■ Provide documentary information to assist in the preparation of tender documents, ensuring that information for tender preparation is completed in requisite detail and to deadlines, and keep the QS informed regarding design progress through explanation of design decisions.
■ Co-ordinate project contracts documents (drawings and specifications) and reviews input from team members.
■ Deal with the day to day queries from site, ensuring that relevant information is available on time for construction activity.
■ Report to the client any variance between the works constructed and the design intent.
■ Project manage small / simple projects, using applicable project management tools.
■ Lead the design process and encourage the rest of the team to deliver appropriate and cost effective solutions to the agreed programme.
■ Follow in full the document control, archiving CDM and QA processes relevant to project work, ensuring drawings, specifications, reports and correspondence are issued, and filed in an appropriate manner, coach junior staff in their usage.

Business and Team Functions:

■ Flag up business development and additional fee opportunities to team leader.
■ Develop positive professional relationship with client, communicating openly about project progress.
■ Participate in team meetings, disseminate information within the team, and communicate with other teams within the business.
■ Identify and act on, or refer, potential risk issues and follow in full the company commercial and contracting processes.
■ Manage delegated tasks to ensure that deadlines are met and flag resourcing concerns to team leader.
■ Complete timesheet accurately ahead of weekly deadlines.
■ Develop close working relationships, share resource with others in the team, support and encourage colleagues.
■ Ability to integrate successfully into well-established team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
■ Recently received chartership status on in progress towards obtaining chartership with a professional body such as ICE or IStructE.
■ Degree Qualified
■ Experienced in Project Engineer capacity acting as lead engineer
■ Experience in overseeing/managing CAD Resource and/or support staff
■ A good working knowledge of the following software;
■ Fastrak Building Designer
■ CSC Structural Office
■ RCC Spread sheets
■ A working knowledge of AutoDesk Revit would be an advantage

Competencies :
■ Communication skills
■ Organisational skills
■ Innovative mindset
■ Team working
■ Self-development
■ Leading others
■ Commercial focus
■ Improvement and quality
■ Accountability
■ Excellent Client Care Skills
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