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Principal structural engineer

Job Profile

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Structures team in Belfast. We continue to be involved in prestigious local projects and are now looking for a Principal structural engineer to lead and develop our team. This is a key role in what is already a well-established buildings practice and it’s got great potential – supporting, in particular, a growing market in a strong economy so we’re looking somebody who has the ambition to make the most of that.

We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

Job Description

This is a client facing role and from the start, you will offer support on the bidding of new work. You will help to shape and develop the team, while still having a technical involvement in the projects. You will also be responsible for:

• Interpreting and delivering the structural brief
• Planning and programming of technical delivery, including identifying resource requirements
• Leading and managing the project structural inputs
• Preparing structural design solutions/technical problem solving
• Checking and reviewing structural designs
• Representing Mott MacDonald at client and design team meetings
• Writing and reviewing technical reports and presenting the content, findings and solutions
• Managing technical staff including undertaking staff development reviews
• Managing project budgets

Candidate Specification

This is a leadership role within the team and we are particularly keen to find candidates with the engaging people skills, having managed teams delivering multi-million-pound building projects. You will have a strong technical background as a chartered structural engineer and have experience of building design across a number of sectors. Our team made up of enthusiastic, inquisitive engineers and part of your role will be to coach and mentor these individuals. You will also need to be able to demonstrate the following:

• Sound technical capability and knowledge of industry standards
• Ability to clearly present and communicate technical content
• Lead and manage staff on multidisciplinary projects through effective programming of resources and deliverables
• Prepare sketches, technical reports and specifications
• Respond and fully engage with the team on technical matters
• Ability to Identify and clarify client priorities and then monitor outputs of team to ensure client requirements are met
• Maintain client contact so they are informed of progress, issues and problems
• Strong Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel skills to produce project related documents
• Detailed understanding and use of Analytical/Design
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