We are looking to recruit a Principal Structural Engineer to join our Peterborough or Birmingham Industry & Buildings team, to become an integral member of our skilled structures team and assist with our growing workload.

You will manage a range of projects from industrial and commercial clients.  Project responsibility will be varied from inception of defining a client’s design brief to inspections, specifications, design, and management of projects.  You will be flexible and dynamic with the ability to assist in the development of our growing team. This role requires someone with the ability to deliver quality, robust deliverables on time and within budget.

Our projects cover a wide range of building structures including industrial, people buildings, food & beverage, automotive and many more. We design in all materials, though a majority of our projects are steel or concrete framed structures.

Main work area’s will be

Role objectives include:  

  • Provide technical leadership on projects
  • Providing technical leadership, mentoring and coaching to design engineers 
  • Provide project management on projects as required.
  • Business development support including leading bids and proposals
  • Manage and develop own client portfolio

Technical development and management of design projects:

  • Preparation of designs for buildings and associated structures, from initial concepts through to detailed designs.
  • Production of design calculations including using 3D modelling software, checking and reviewing of calculations produced by others.
  • Producing sketch drawings / details for drawing / modelling by others and complete checking and reviewing of these prior to issue.
  • Preparation of specifications, and assistance with contract documents.
  • Carry out inspections and surveys, preparation of reports, structural analysis and reporting.

Commercial and management duties:

  • Assisting the Advisory Group in proposal writing, marketing and business development for structural work as required 
  • Commercial and technical management of projects within the office, ensuring that projects show a profitable result.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BEng / MEng in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer - CEng, MIStructE / MICE
  • Extensive post education experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good presentation and bid writing skills
  • Experience in the following areas preferred:
    - Industrial Buildings
    - Food and Beverage

We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension scheme, discretionary company bonus, Medical and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy.   Our contributory pension scheme has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark, the highest standard of excellence available for UK company pension schemes.   
Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Due to the outbreak of Covid- 19 we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed according to our standard procedure. Be aware that it is possible that you might experience a delayed response to your application. Furthermore, the start date of the vacancy might change. Please keep this in mind when applying for this vacancy. We apologize for the inconvenience and want to thank you for your understanding. For further information or questions please contact: recruitment@rhdhv.com

As Royal HaskoningDHV operate projects with a BIM approach, you are expected to be aware of the UK BIM framework (previously known as BIM Level 2), your role within it and ideally have practical experience.  If this is not the case, you will be expected to undertake the relevant training courses via our Digital Academy within your first 3 months of employment should you be successful.