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Structural engineer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Contract
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering
  • Deadline:
    April 16, 2019
  • Languages:
    English

Structural engineer

Structural engineers design, plan and oversee the construction of new buildings and bridges, or alterations and extensions to existing properties or other structures.

Structural engineers are primarily concerned with designing and constructing buildings and structures that are safe and capable of withstanding the elements to which they will be exposed, as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings. The job is very closely related to that of civil engineer.

 


What You Will Do

Key tasks include:

  • preparing reports, designs and drawings
  • making calculations about loads and stresses
  • selecting appropriate construction materials
  • providing technical advice
  • obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval
  • liaising with relevant professional staff such as architects
  • monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors
  • administering contracts
  • managing projects
  • inspecting properties to check conditions/foundations

Most structural engineers work either for construction/engineering consultancies – where they focus on designing structures and tend to work in an office environment – or for contractors, where they will oversee the construction of the structure, working on site. Most engineers will specialize in a type of project (or infrastructure), such as bridges or buildings.

Working hours for consultant structural engineers are typical office hours, with some overtime to meet deadlines; engineers working on site tend to have longer hours and shiftwork.


Typical employers of structural engineers

  • Construction/engineering consultancies
  • Construction/engineering contractors
  • Utility companies
  • Local authorities
  • Central government organisations

 

 

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