Senior Structural Engineer

Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Mark Swindle

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Published: 23 days ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Senior Structural Engineer on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time staff position.

Role Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Senior Structural Engineer provides technical leadership and guidance within the Structural Design Team. Ensures structural designs meet the highest standards with regards to safety, code compliance, scope, quality, cost and on time delivery. Assists in developing and implementing design processes that are robust and ensures outputs are in line with scope. Drives to reduce engineering lead times, improve quality and accuracy, and reduce costs without compromising on safety. Effectively communicate design requirements to the design team.

Role Duties:

  • Support Proposals/Bids with steel target weights, engineering time and concept design

  • Develop engineering scope from quotations and customer specifications with consideration to past designs and future development opportunities`

  • Produce Structural steel design and analysis to support conveyors and associated equipment, which are compliant with relevant codes and regulations

  • Monitor and apply the Structural Engineering design process, including the planning, preparation, checking, and record keeping, participating in external audits as required

  • Ensure Structural Designs are delivered in line with project budget, scope, and schedule. Where this requires external support, produce purchase specifications for any subcontracted elements of work and ensure competency of subcontractors

  • Where required, provide client facing support on project or technical issues and be available for infrequent travel

  • Collaborate with the project team in design reviews, and ensure that all agreed actions are followed through to completion

  • Drive continuous improvement strategies with the Head of Engineering and other key stakeholders: process improvement, cost reduction, standardisation of conveyors, assemblies, and parts in a standard parts library

Role Requirements:


  • Chartered in Civil or Structural Engineering disciplines

  • Considerable experience in a technical role with experience designing steel structures including towers and gantries

  • Excellent knowledge of Eurocodes and British Standards relating to structural design

  • Sound decision maker, assertive

  • Demonstratable experience of Value Engineering and Design for Manufacture background, working to cost targets.

  • Knowledge of the design requirements of CDM Regs and EN1090

  • An ability to solve problems with velocity

  • Proficient with STAAD and knowledge of Tekla software packages

  • Experienced user of MS Office 365 suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail. Clear and effective communication is essential.

  • Personal rigour and resilience

  • Highly organised and able to prioritise workload in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Ability to drive Engineering excellence, supporting the Head of Engineering

  • Able to motivate, lead and encourage others – setting high professional standards

  • Committed to driving continuous improvement and a culture of accountability and results focused against measurable KPIs

  • Adhere to the business’s core values through working relationships, attitude, and behaviour

  • Ability to travel for client meetings


  • Understanding of conveyors or bespoke, engineered, technical solutions

  • Professional registration in engineering committees and/or technical societies

  • Autodesk product knowledge, most notably Inventor, FEA, Vault, and AutoCAD

Dimensions and Working Environment

The role requires strong technical leadership, clear and effective communication, and collaboration with stakeholders across the business to ensure project margins and business KPIs are delivered successfully. The Structural Engineer should be focused on delivering best in class compliant design solutions, with a focused approach on cost, scope, quality, DFM and ease of installation.

The role requires cross functional relationships with all departments as well as regular dialogue with the Senior Team. There will also be a requirement to support/and or lead client meetings to ensure that scope and technical content is understood and communicated effectively and efficiently.

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.