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Assistant Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: IF-001828
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Urban Development
  • Location: Cardiff
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As a Structural Engineer you will be working closely with engineers of all levels to be directly involved in a broad range of projects both minor and major in scale. You should have the ability to make decisions, act on your own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.  role will be based in our SWW (Cardiff based) office.


We are seeking a Structural Engineer with demonstrable technical and commercial experience. This key appointment offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills to develop our business

Standard Requirements
• Honours Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering (BSc or MSc).
• Graduate Member of relevant body (IStructE or ICE).
• Working towards or achieved Chartered Membership. (IStructE or ICE).
• A minimum of 2 years engineering experience, including design and structural assessment.
• Experience in the design of structures using the conventional engineering materials (steel concrete, timber, masonry) to Eurocodes.
• Experience in the use of structural analysis design software. (Robot Structural Analysis and Revit experience is desirable but not essential)
• Willingness and flexibility to learn new software.
• Will be aware of commercial issues and have a flexible attitude to both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility accepted.
• Able to work within other offices for periods of time.

Additional Requirements/Responsibilities
In addition to the standard duties expected of a Engineer the role will also be required to take responsibility for:
• Practical design consultancy using skills and knowledge on a range of building structural techniques, and applying to various circumstances.
• Ability to develop conceptual solutions to problems and to develop the solution through detailed design.
• Contribution to the development of the multi-disciplined project team’s approach.
• Assistance in the execution of projects within defined design and cost parameters.
• Undertaking research, data collection and presentation of information.
• Presentation of results to clients under supervision of an Atkins lead designer.
• Compliance with Quality and Technical Assurance Procedures.
• Be aware of and work in compliance with BIM standards, Digital Plan of Work and the project BIM Execution plan.
• Experience with parametric modelling software (Dynamo, Grasshopper or similar) is desirable and may be a development target.
• Experience with software coding (visual C++, python etc) is desirable and may be a development target.
• Representing Atkins on Site visits.

• Attend management and project meetings when required.
• Assist/Mentor the development of apprentice and less experienced staff.
• Be proactive in self-development.
• Help maintain a broad range of skills within the team to ensure full support is provided to the design staff.

Atkins develops individuals through a structured programme of training and development courses designed to help all staff make the best of their abilities and talents. Training requirements shall be identified through the annual personal development review and a development plan established in liaison with senior managers.

Additional Information
Core Rewards and Benefits
• 25 days annual leave
• Flexible annual leave scheme
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Share Incentive Plan
• Life Assurance Scheme
• Professional Membership Fees
Atkins provides a highly competitive benefits package, full details of which are available on the intranet.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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