Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Derbyshire

Ref: 594Friday 1 October 2021

£30,000 - £35,000

Design Engineer – Derbyshire

We’re working with a well-established Civil & Structural Engineering consultancy who specialise in the design of civil structural for substations and industrial premises, water and effluent treatment works to a wide range of clients across multiple market sectors.

Due to an increased workload, they are now looking to recruit a Design Engineer to join their team based in Derby.


The Role:

Working as part of the Civil Structures team, you will be involved in the design of water retaining structures, flood defence and drainage works, foundations, bunds and retaining walls and all associated ground works plus the design of structural steelwork. You will be responsible for taking the client’s brief and seeing through from inception to completion. Responsibilities to include:

- Interpretation of client requirements and specifications to deliver compliant design solutions within the agreed timeframe, costs and quality standards.

- Carry out conceptual designs, detail designs as well as assessing existing structure condition.

- Lead a team of technical support staff in the preparation of design information and drawings including delegation of tasks and monitoring progress.

- Provide engineering support and advice including production of design calculations.

- Prepare or assist others in the collation of project status reports by analysing and summarizing information as well as outlining recommended actions.

- Liaise with clients, contractors and suppliers, stakeholders and third parties to ensure successful project delivery.

- To make short term visits to sites in the UK to support project and proposals needs for Client liaison, site surveys, construction supervision, etc.

- Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organisational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.

- Adherence with relevant legislation and industry design standards.



- BEng in Civil or Structural Engineering

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role

- Working towards Chartered status (ICE or IStructE)

- Strong working knowledge of structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, steel design, design of water retaining structures and drainage

- Ability to work on own initiative in the design of structures and supervision of contracts

- Working knowledge of industry technical standards and design codes including Eurocodes

- Strong report writing skills

- Excellent communication skills

- Strong IT skills; proficiency in AutoCAD, TEDDs and other relevant software is desirable

- Full UK driving licence


In Return:

- £30,000 - £35,000 salary DOE

- Exciting and varied project workload

- Excellent training and career development opportunities

- Flexible benefits package