Principal Structural Engineer

To lead a team of Structural and Civil Engineers and manage structural design projects, ensuring the designs are safe, compliant and economic

1 position/s is available for this role.

Principal Structural Engineer

Team leader:
  • Lead a team of Structural and Civil Engineers, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
  • Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
  • Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within Concertus
  • Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
  • Take ownership for own personal development
  • Be an authority on Structural Engineering matters in the team and the business
  • Support the professional development of team members
Customer service:
  • Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
  • Lead conversations with clients
  • Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to clients, and other practices within the industry
  • Excellence in advice towards design quality and the built environment
  • Provide initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the clients
Measures of success:
  • Feedback from team members and line manager
  • Directors feedback
  • Contribution to service delivery
  • Team performance
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of system and processes
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
  • Service delivery performance indicators
  • Effective delivery of agreed outcomes
It’s essential you have:
  • A relevant degree or proven experience in Structural Engineering, including being professionally chartered with I Struct E
  • Experience in structural design working in a multi-disciplined environment, acquisition
  • Knowledge of civil engineering
  • A comprehensive knowledge of building regulations with an understanding of planning legislation and health and safety
  • Effective communication skills across a range of contacts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • You will be a highly experienced professional with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking
  • You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Business strategy:
  • Lead the Structural Engineering team strategy for the business
  • Develop and deliver a team business plan linked to the Concertus strategic business plan
  • To have a sound understanding of the Concertus strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
  • Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients
Business delivery:
  • Develop and deliver new processes for the team
  • Manage effectively sub-contractors and consultant partners
  • React and resolve issues which arise during all stages of a project
  • Have a good knowledge of legislation, policies, good practice and guidance and apply this to the studio and business
  • Ensuring projects are completed on budget and to schedule
  • Preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
  • Organising documents for tender and advising on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes for a project
  • Undertake feasibility, concept and detail structural engineering design and checking
  • Organise and undertake structural inspections
  • Commission specialist surveys
  • Ensure building regulation approvals are obtained
  • Prepare and check reports
  • Create and check engineering drawings using CAD packages and sketches for drafting
  • Asessing the environmental impact and risks connected to design decisions
  • Assessing the Health and Safety impact and risks connected to design decisions
  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
  • Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors
BIM roles and responsibilities:
  • Ensuring asset information requirements and/or MIDP requirements set out in the employers information requirements and delivered on a BIM project
  • Enable reliable information exchange through a common data environment
  • Enable integration and co-ordination of information within information model
  • Configure information for project outputs
  • Assure delivery of information exchanges
  • Confirm supplier’s ability to deliver information requirements
  • Co-ordinated delivery of all design information
  • Manage information development and information approvals
  • Confirm Design Deliverables
  • Overall Lead for configuration management
  • Production of design outputs related to a discipline-specific, package-based or time-based task
  • Direct the production of task information in compliance with standards and methods
  • Direct the production of task information using agreed systems
  • Manage spatial co-ordination on behalf of task team
  • Propose resolutions to co-ordination clashes
  • Accept/reject information exchanges within the common data environment
  • Oversee team to ensure compliance of their job responsibilities
Communication:
  • Create a positive first impression of Concertus and deal with all contacts professionally
  • Manage the relationship with the client and stakeholders
  • Communicate with all staff efficiently
How you act:
  • Professional, friendly and honest – builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail - able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Team worker – you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
  • Service deliverer – you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
  • Customer focused – you put the customer first
  • Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
  • Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service
Location:Ipswich
Contact:recruitment@concertus.co.uk

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