Senior Civil/ Structural Engineer

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  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Civil Engineer

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Leonie Kellar

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 months +

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The Senior CS Engineer is assigned to a project as an integral member of the project design team. Dependant on the size of project, they may be responsible for leading a small team or they may act in support of a principal, supervisory or designated lead engineer as part of a larger project team. They will be required to operate within a multidiscipline environment and so strong communication skills to enable effective liaison, both inside the project and externally to clients is essential. Within their area of direct responsibility, they will ensure the technical and commercial execution of the design in accordance with the control estimate and specific requirements of the project schedule. They must also ensure that the Projects Execution documentation requirements are followed, considering any special contractual requirements.


To support our extensive safety culture and to challenge unsafe behaviours

To lead or to assist in leading (dependant on project size/ complexity), both local and remote teams consisting of engineers and designers on multidiscipline projects, ensuring that all inter-disciplinary requirements are implemented and maintained at all times.

Management of change processes with both man-hours and capital cost related to the area of direct responsibility on a given project.

Where leading a project they are to advise the Department Manager of resourcing requirements to maintain the project plan for assigned project. This to be agreed with the Project Manager and Planning Engineer.

To assist in producing manhour estimates for professional services and manage the work load to the agreed budgets for themselves and any team members they may be responsible for

To regularly monitor the project plan and progress measurement reports, within area of responsibility and to inform the Project Manager and Department Manager of any unacceptable trends.

To update manhour and progress measurement reports, in time to support monthly reports for Clients for area of responsibility on the project

To produce/ assist in producing, weekly reports and schedule updates, progress reporting mid-month and end of month. Including deliverable KPIs and weighted progress.

To ensure any change of scope is highlighted either to the lead CS engineer or to the Project Manager. To ensure variation notes are completed in accordance with Company SOPs identifying the impact on the project plan, manhour budget and capital cost for the changes.

To ensure that the client interface is given high priority. To address client queries and concerns as necessary.

To ensure all client documentation is reviewed for acceptability and updated as agreed with the client and Project Manager/ lead CS engineer.

To refer all client requests for variations to the lead CS engineer or Project Manager where acting as lead on smaller projects.

To attend all necessary progress meetings and ensure either the lead engineer/Project Manager and Department Manager are fully aware of any problems affecting the productivity of the team.

To maintain a pro-active, positive approach to project team communication, particularly in subcontracts, procurement and design review activities.

To ensure timely completion of all project specifications, designs, drawings and other deliverables within area of own responsibility

Attend 3D Model reviews where required

To ensure all documentation within the scope of responsibility is checked, reviewed and approved in accordance with the Company SOP requirements for that project.

To ensure vendor/ contractor documentation, is reviewed for technical acceptability (when related specifically to CS discipline) or is considered for design impact (eg mechanical vendor documentation) where this is part of the area of responsibility

To give any necessary technical assistance (within limitations of own knowledge) to other members of the multi centred design team (design teams are commonly situated amongst several global locations.

The senior CS engineer will be responsible for supervision and direction of teams within their area of responsibility on the project in the same way as with locally based teams dependant on the individual project set up.)

To assume technical responsibility for production of deliverables to ensure the required safety and quality standards

For team members they are responsible for supervising, they are to ensure a level of supervision is maintained that encourages empowerment and provides a flexible, responsive approach to the design, procurement and construction of the plant.

Ability and willingness to mentor other team members both on the project and in the wider discipline

Must be able to work in a multi-Discipline team and engage in collaborative behaviour that ensures the success of all Disciplines and the Project as a whole.

Educational Professional Qualifications Required


Experience of working within medium- large scope projects within a multidiscipline environment

Experience of Petrochem and/or FMCG EPC/EPCm projects.

Commercial awareness within professional services environment.

Knowledge of UK and European standards and practices.

Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation including CDM


Experience of leading a small scope project / team

Degree Qualified in a relevant engineering discipline.

Additional experience within industrial, commercial, healthcare, facility and manufacturing projects preferred.

Chartered Engineer

Experience of working within a multidiscipline 3D model environment

Working knowledge of structural analysis software such as STAAD Pro/ TEDDS etc