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Bridge/ Assistant bridge engineer

Job Profile

Our Bridges division is recognised world-wide as being at the forefront of bridge engineering. Our portfolio includes award winning iconic structures such as Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong, the back to back Bhumibol Bridges in Bangkok and Troja Bridge in Czech Republic. Our current projects include the River Irwell Bridge (the first network arch in the UK), Doha Expressway and Lender’s Technical Advisor for the Canakkale Bridge in Turkey, what will be the world’s longest suspension bridge. We’re also working on large high-speed rail infrastructure projects and UK rail projects such as the Wessex Capacity Upgrade.

Our portfolio of technical work includes cable supported bridges, bridge dynamics, non-linear finite element analysis of structures, collapse modelling, as well as other heavy civil engineering structures and major transportation infrastructure projects.

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

We want to appoint a Bridge engineer or Assistant bridge engineer in the Croydon office to support a growing workload of exciting projects located in the UK and around the world. You will have exceptional technical skills with good structural knowledge and understanding. We will also be looking for the drive to grow a career within our bridge business. The design work will involve undertaking both the design and assessment of bridge structures covering a wide range of bridge types.
You could be responsible for either leading a section of the design or acting as a project manager, reporting to the project director.

Candidate Specification

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:
  • A good Civil or Structural Engineering Degree (honours or equivalent)
Desired academic, professional qualifications and experience:
  • Chartered or nearly chartered
Essential competencies / skills:
  • Experience in bridge design projects and structural engineering experience
  • Familiarity with industry codes and standards, with a desire to push boundaries where appropriate
  • Strong understanding of structural behaviours with an ability to translate this into effective structural design
  • Ability to communicate effectively in face to face meetings with clients
  • We would expect the person to be able to interrogate the results of analysis
  • Experience of various software packages (present packages include MIDAS, LUSAS, SAM and Staad) would be useful but strong structural understanding and a good grasp of analytical techniques are of prime importance
  • Willingness to travel in the UK and internationally as required
Desired competencies / skills:
  • An innovative approach and an ability to work from first principles and think “outside the box”
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to lead teams in the design projects
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