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Assistant Structural Engineer

Assistant Structural Engineer

Job Description – Assistant Structural Engineer

Our successful Engineering and Consultancy (E&C) UK and Europe business is looking to recruit an Assistant Structural Engineer for our Birminghmam office. If you are enthusiastic, driven and thrive on working on some of the most exciting and varied energy projects in the Offshore Oil and Gas and Renewables sectors, then this could be the role for you.

Our business has been operating for over four decades and the pace of change has never been greater than it is now. These are critical times in how the world generates and uses Energy. Our Design and Engineering teams are key to the multi-disciplinary design and assurance services that we provide to our Clients in the Renewables, Conventional Generation, Oil & Gas, Energy from Waste, Energy Storage and Petrochemical Markets. This combined market is providing exciting opportunities to work within large multi-disciplinary teams delivering complex, innovative solutions.

Our Offshore Structures team is key to the multi-disciplinary design and assurance services that we provide to our clients. The structural team work primarily in the Offshore Renewables sector, including front end design, advanced numerical assessment and consultancy studies. We provide engineering support to new projects and to our clients existing offshore assets.

This is a varied role and will include everything from hand calculations to linear and nonlinear finite element analysis. The role includes working with others to identify and develop new technical methodologies as well as communicating and maintaining client relationships.
You will manage your own cost and time targets to deliver an efficient, high calibre engineering service and be able to prepare the associated clear, concise, high quality reports. You will be working in a team of very experienced engineers to execute projects and will have the opportunity to develop your capabilities in line with the requirements of the Atkins career paths.



Assistant Structural Engineer – Birmingham

Our client are looking to appoint an Assistant Structural Engineer into their Birmingham Building Structures team to help deliver ambitious plans to develop and grow the Building Design practice in the Midlands and across the UK.

Our client provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range of projects relating to buildings and infrastructure. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery they are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including: Education, Commercial, Residential, Transportation, Defence, and Energy.

Due to a number of secured projects and significant pipeline opportunities in the region they are looking to grow their team.


  • 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil/Structural Engineering.

  • A minimum of 1 years post graduate experience working as a structural engineer ideally in the buildings sector.

  • Working to achieve Chartered Engineer status having commenced the core objectives.

  • Experience in the design of elements and structures using the conventional engineering materials (steel, concrete, timber, masonry) to current Eurocodes and British Standards.

  • Strong problem solving abilities.

  • Commercial awareness.

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written (for report writing purposes).

  • Ability to use a variety of structural analysis software (ideally Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesk Robot) and draughting software (ideally Revit and AutoCAD). 

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-discipline team.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking structural engineering analysis and design under the supervision of a senior engineer

  • Production of structural engineering calculations to both Eurocodes and British Standards

  • Drafting structural specifications

  • Carrying out structural surveys

  • Working with CAD Technicians to produce relevant structural information

What we offer

Our client recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. They support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how they can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default our client offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. 

Their IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; our client will work for you. Similarly, their corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and they run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces, and women in engineering.


Our client develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.

Rewards and Benefits

A competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy or sell some of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing they provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need. You will also have access to Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance, such as: medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment may 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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