Senior Civil/Structural Designer

  • Location

    Moor Row, Cumbria

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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We have an opportunity for a Senior Civil/Structural Designer to join our clients Civil, Structural and Architectural (CS&A) team based in Westlakes, Cumbria.

Working in Nuclear and Defence the successful candidate will join the clients growing Cumbria office in the position of Senior Designer. They will join the Civil, Structural and Architectural team on projects of varying scales and complexity where they will assist in the delivery of structural design packages.

Working closely with the engineer to address and resolve functional issues and generate innovative solutions you will be responsible for the production of 2D drawings and 3D models that can be approved with little or no amendments.

Your responsibilities will include:

Delivery of complete design concepts from basic scheme definition
Production of plans, sections, details design documents using the appropriate software
Checking of drawings, technical specifications, schedules, reports method statements
Co-ordinate supervise structural assessments surveys (condition/measurement etc)
Collaborative multi-discipline design client / stakeholder liaison
Responsible for ensuring drawings conform to the appropriate standards and procedures
Attend technical meetings to present and defend technical issues
Understand design calculations and develop GA, sections, details and specifications to detailed level output from a minimum of information without supervision
Oversee Junior members of the team and mentor/develop their core skills
HNC qualified in Civil/Structural engineering or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding
Ten years or more experience in a civil and structural design role having direct influence over design practices and outcomes
Ability to demonstrate their capability of producing GA, details and structural drawings
Expert in the use of the latest version of AutoCAD and associated software, with the ability to work unsupervised
Working knowledge of Revit
Significant knowledge and understanding of British Standards
Proven track record in the delivery of Civil/Structural design with the ability to monitor their own man-hour spend against estimates
Significant experience in detailing of reinforced concrete and structural steelwork
Possess leadership qualities suitable for small project teams and oversee designer grade staff in a project specific role
Ability to work effectively as a team member and engage in constructive dialogue with clients and other design teams
Awareness of applicable codes and safety legislation and how they should be applied
Excellent verbal and written communication, and report writing skills
Ability to achieve P4 pass holder status and a minimum of SC clearance is essential

Nuclear industry experience
Experience of working at or for Sellafield Ltd
Understanding of emerging technology so that technical input to projects takes account of new developments
Membership of an appropriate professional body (ICE/IStructE)
Additional IT skills would be a distinct advantage
Knowledge and use of BIM packages would be a distinct advantage
A sound appreciation of up to date manufacturing, assembly methods, workshop methods, site and construction requirements