Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Principal Structural Engineer - SMU/J11294 Glasgow   Competitive

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We are working with a well-respected multi-disciplinary Engineering Consultancy who are expanding their workload. As a result, they have an excellent opportunity for a Principal Structural Engineer to join their Glasgow team.

This role will include being responsible for managing a wide and diverse range of projects including the residential, educational, healthcare & commercial sectors including allocated resources such as senior engineers, graduates and technicians. The role will also involve overseeing the day to day running of projects, attending project meetings, being the daily contact for the client, contractor and other project consultants and technical lead for the design team.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·Prepare fee proposals for senior management approval, including resources and programme
·Manage projects from inception through to completion.
·Responsible in leading the quality and the timely delivery of multiple projects running concurrently, including the preparation of the Design Scope of work as well as the technical designs of projects.
·Manage the workload and oversee technical and commercial management of a small team.
·Develop detailed methodologies, delegating preparation of tasks as appropriate.
·Assess resource requirements at each stage of the project.
·Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.
·Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings.
·Oversee the response to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings.
·Communicate project's critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and clients.
·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.
·Actively manage projects to minimise WIP.
·Mentor junior engineers and graduates.
·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 its client base.

Required qualifications, skills and knowledge
·Educated to a degree level in a Civil / Structural Engineering.
·Ideally Chartered or near Chartered Status (MIStructE or MICE).
·At least ten years' varied experience as a structural engineer on all common forms of construction and building types.
·Excellent report writing, communication and numerical skills required
·Proficient in the use of structural analysis and design software including CSC Fastrak, Tekla Structural Designer, TEDDS and SCALE.
·Experience of assessing existing structures is an advantage.

The ideal candidate will be chartered or nearing chartered status and SER certification would be an advantage although not essential.

In return you will get a competitive salary, flexible working, childcare vouchers, workplace pension, training and development, sponsorship of Professional Membership.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then please get in touch with Steven Murray on 01786 446651.

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Job Reference:   J11294

Closing Date:     20 October 2016

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