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Senior / Principal Civil and Structural Engineer

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  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Civil Engineer

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  • Salary:

    £40.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Leonie Kellar

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Reporting to the Senior / Principal Civil and Structural Engineer should have a good knowledge of civil and structural design and construction including an appreciation of modelling software such as STAAD-Pro and mathematical aids such as MATHCAD.

They must be able to communicate well and have a drive to deliver and be able to specify design requirements and consider the future development and future proofing issues surrounding the same.

The structural design will primarily comprise reinforced concrete and structural steelwork and therefore familiarity in these design areas is essential. Structural types include concrete process cells, steelwork superstructures (including crane support) and pipe bridges. The design will be carried out using Eurocodes and experience of these codes or the flexibility to adapt to these codes will be necessary.

Design process includes rigorous checking procedures and interaction with team members to ensure the quality of the work produced. In addition, it may be necessary to attend meetings and make site visits during which time there will be dialogue with other discipline engineers, project engineers and site operations.

This is a senior role and being able to communicate at all levels, not just Technical, is essential. They will need to lead this process ensuring stake holder buy in and confidence in challenging others. They need to be self-motivated, striving to deliver to agreed targets and be comfortable working in a team as well as on their own.

Key activities the candidate will be expected to undertake are as follows:

Nuclear and conventional safety cases support and justification via reports, calculations and meetings/ reviews
Liaise and coordinate with ONR to demonstrate compliance with Site Licence Conditions
Support and justification for Construction Crane Safety Cases (CCSC) and demonstration of ALARP approaches
Coordination of constructability between CSA and other disciplines, and between Design and Site Construction
Resolution of construction issues, TQs, Concessions and Production Permits
Design and checking of miscellaneous specialist calculations and reports
General ongoing deign reviews in support of manufacture, and conducting specific SDDRs and MDDRs as appropriate
Package management for specific issues not captured within the general programme
Production, reviewing and checking of over-arching engineering documents such as Scopes of Work, Specifications, and Design Justification reports
Continual ongoing assurance of the application of CDM and the recording of such
Reviewing, justifying and preparing Design Changes deemed necessary to satisfy the CSA design case
Liaising and determining scope and output for third-party and proprietary suppliers
Support for Procurement: obtain realistic overall costs, invitations to tender and tender reviews, breakdown of works, programme reviews, support with claims and variations.

Qualifications and Comments

Educational Professional Qualifications Required
A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience of designated skill set preferably within the nuclear industry or related transferrable industry. Degree qualified preferably institute accredited. Preferably chartered, but associate member of professional institute or working towards chartered status is acceptable.
Experience and familiarity with designing for delivery/implementation and associated project construction and execution.
Experience of and ability to design for manufacture.
Familiarity with and application of current standards within their own skilled arena and an appreciation of multi-design interactions and interfaces.
Evidence of design capability working as part of a multi-discipline team. Confidence and demonstrable capability to be able to work with minimal supervision to meet end outcomes or clearly and defined targets and engage with and challenge all parties.
Experience of working within a highly regulated industry, preferably within the nuclear industry
The candidate will need to manage their own workload and drive completion of the work scope
The candidate will need to be able to communicate effectively with team members and with the Client

Basic Clearance required.

Preference will be given to candidates with P1 pass.

Good working knowledge of MS Office products.

Good working knowledge of design approaches and potential CAE systems as appropriate to delivery of complex designs within their own skilled arena

Pay rate - £40-£45 dependent on grade