Structural Engineering Manager

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 Structural Engineering Manager on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time staff position.

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Structural Manager provides technical leadership, guidance, and governance of the Structural Design team. Ensures all designs meet the highest standards with regards to code compliance, safety, scope, quality, cost and on time delivery.

Responsible for developing and implementing tools and processes that ensure design processes are robust and outputs are in line with scope. The Structural Manager should be driven to reduce engineering lead times, improve quality and accuracy, and reduce costs without compromising on safety.

Effectively communicating expected deliverables to their team and working closely with stakeholders and peers to drive accountability, ownership, and measured performance.

Controls and accurately reports departmental performance and KPIs, as set by the Head of Engineering and FTT Directors. Clear and effective communication is essential.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide Line Management to: Structural Engineers.

  • Monitor department performance using agreed KPI’s

  • Ensure 100% compliance and governance with business policy and procedures

  • Maintain and manage designs and processes that are compliant with current industry standards and have been suitably reviewed, checked and records maintained

  • Monitor and enforce the Structural Engineering design process, that it is compliant with ISO standards 9001, 14001 and 45001, or equivalent, including the planning, preparation, and participation of external audits as required

  • Accountable for ensuring all Structural Engineering is delivered in line with project budget, scope, and schedule and is resourced to do so. Where this requires external support, produce purchase specifications for any subcontracted elements of work and ensure competency of subcontractors

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

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

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

  • Support the business strategy for best practice across all areas of the business, providing leadership, mentoring and guidance to the Structural team

  • 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

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

Essential Criteria

  • Chartered in Civil or Structural Engineering

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

  • Experience in Engineering Management position

  • Experience and sound knowledge of Eurocodes and British Standards relating to structural design

  • Sound decision maker, assertive

  • Demonstrable experience of Value Engineering and Design for Manufacture background, working to cost targets for structural designs without compromising integrity

  • Knowledge of design requirements of CDM Regs and EN1090

  • An ability to solve problems with velocity

  • Proficient with STAAD and knowledge of Tekla software packages

  • Strong people management skills

  • Experienced user of MS Office 365 suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail

  • Personal rigour and resilience

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

  • Ability to set goals and objectives for the Structural team and drive Engineering excellence, supporting the Head of Engineering

  • Excellent presenting skills, capable of presenting to Director level / clients Able to motivate, lead and encourage others – setting high professional standards

  • Committed to driving continuous improvement, 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

Desirable Criteria

  • 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

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 Manager 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.