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.


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


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
  • Assessing 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



  • 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


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


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


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

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