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Senior structural engineer

Job Profile

We are seeking a structural engineer to work within the Buildings and Infrastructure unit, reporting directly to the leader of the Buildings team in Southampton

Mott MacDonald’s Southampton office is located to the north of the city, close to Southampton Airport. It is conveniently situated for public transport and is easily reached by road (M27 J5).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The role will be challenging and varied and will include design work on projects in the local area and overseas, ranging from small to very large.
Based in Southampton, but working within the larger London and South East team, the role offers excellent career opportunities within the UK or internationally.
The key elements of the role include:
  • Design of building structures
  • Appropriate use of structural analysis software
  • First principles approach to solving complex design problems.
  • Working collaboratively with architects, clients, contractors and other professionals.
  • Production of sketches
  • Development of BIM strategy
  • Business Development
  • Management of projects, including the work of other disciplines
  • Mentoring and managing the work of junior engineers
  • Building investigations, UK and overseas.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for a structural engineer with experience in the design of building structures, who will be an enthusiastic member of a small but growing Buildings team.

The successful candidate will have achieved Chartered Engineer status and will have:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • A good degree in civil or structural engineering
  • Post-graduate experience in the buildings sector
  • Ability to use structural finite element analysis programmes
  • Good graphical communication skills
  • Experience in the preparation of drawing and calculation packages.
  • Experience of project delivery using Revit, Navisworks or other BIM software

The following skills would be an advantage:
  • Project management
  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Excel
  • Scripting, particularly in relation to design or documentation software
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