Principal Structural Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Greater London, United Kingdom
  • £65,000 to £76,000 per annum

Principal Engineer – Structures Division
£65,000 – £76,000 + Car Allowance


My client is looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to join their successful Structures division. The client works across the full spectrum of London and the South East’s highways structures and broader infrastructure needs. They have a strong track record of delivering refurbishments and improvements, heritage maintenance, structural repairs and work for rail and tunnels. This is a permanent, full time position based in London.

Why you should join our family

The client’s Structures team is a busy and thriving team who pride themselves on providing high quality work to meet the demands of our customers. Through their work in London for local authorities and private landowners, they take responsibility for the long-term preservation of some of the capital’s most recognised historic monuments and buildings, requiring specialist expertise and great sensitivity.
They offer various career development opportunities and have supported our employees towards studying for formal qualifications. Having recently launched their Rewarding Great People Platform you will be entitled to a range of shopping discounts, prize draws and a monthly lotto. You will receive 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, a car allowance, private healthcare, contributory pension scheme, life assurance as well as many more fantastic benefits.

The Principal Engineer Role

As their Principal Engineer, you will lead the development and delivery of excellent design services throughout all stages of project development. You will liaise with clients, contractors and third parties. Interfacing with other disciplines such as Term, Civils, Structures, Rail and Highways is also an integral part of the role.

Responsibilities of our Principal Engineer

– Developing and managing a team to deliver consultancy structural engineering services through a range of technical disciplines for varied projects and clients.
– Having a thorough understanding of the DMRB, EN Eurocodes and national guidance to ensure all designs and deviations meet best practice, appropriate, regulations and company policies.
– Assessing and design-out hazards where possible within the design process and propose effective control measures for the reduction and elimination of risk.
– Keeping up to date with technical and legislative developments and seek opportunities to develop professional profile such as giving presentations to relevant conferences/meetings/professional bodies and participation in technical committees for trade organisations and standards
– Conducting site surveys, collect and assess site information, liaise with clients, and site teams, as well as represent the Company at design and site meetings.
– Contributing to winning work by providing strong technical support to tenders by identifying innovative and cost-effective strategies and design solutions.
– Financially manage and control of projects from estimation to completion

What they are looking for in their Principal Engineer

They are looking for a chartered or near chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), with a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering. You will hold a CSCS card and relevant health and safety certifications. You will have significant experience of structural and highway engineering and urban design within a consultancy environment and be familiar with local government and private sector clients. In addition to this, experience in general inspection and principal inspection is desired.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please call Josh Moss on 02392 322389, or email your CV to

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