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Senior Design Engineer - Building Construction

  • Location: Watford
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Built Environment
  • Contact: Shaun Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0141 226 8156
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 01 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038592

NRL’s client based in Watford is looking to recruit a Senior Design Engineer on a permanent staff basis to join their thriving building construction division. This is a hands on design role with responsibility for supervising and mentoring graduates within the design office team.

About the role:

  • Working on varied projects such as design of tower crane bases, Access Scaffolding, Steelwork design
  • Take responsibility for the production of a number of designs/projects within a design team. Apply engineering principles, knowledge of the construction process, and sound engineering judgement to the development of solutions to engineering problems.
  • Carry out design in accordance with codes and standards.
  • Contribute to the management of the department.
  • Provide guidance and training to design team members
  • Manage own time with multiple tasks and assists others to do the same.
  • Understand the defined roles under CDM and ensure compliance within the team.
  • Ensure the appropriate and correct use of technology within the design team.
  • Delegate clearly and effectively, considering business and personal development needs.
  • Assign work to individuals or set up teams to complete sections of work.
  • Co-ordinate the input of other members of the design team.
  • Engage with the supply chain and include them in the development of solutions.
  • Compare the relative merits of different suppliers and their appropriateness to a design solution.
  • Maintain knowledge of proprietary equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain continuing professional development.
  • Effectively use specialist or bespoke software in a variety of situations and provide confirmation of output with hand calculations.
  • Use standard software to accelerate complex calculations or when at the limit of available technology.
  • Understand the mechanism for design cost recovery and keep appropriate records, and support others to do the same.
  • Recognise the implications of changes and respond accordingly.
  • Contribute to departmental prioritisation of work and allocation of designer and checker.
  • Provide support to the performance and development of team members.
  • Encourage and motivate team members.
  • Understand what BIM is, the contextual requirement for BIM Level 2 and its connection to the Government Construction Strategy and Industrial Strategy 2025.

What you will need?

  • Previous experience in a senior capacity
  • Previous experience within building & construction & temporary works design and methods

What’s in it for you?

  • Attractive salary and package including company car or allowance.