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Structural/ Civil Engineer (Move into the Insurance Industry)

Lethaby & Cook
Edinburgh (Home Based)
Up to £53,000 per annum plus, pension, bonus & benefits
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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A career for a civil engineer, structural engineer or building surveyor in the buoyant insurance sector with a leading industry player. The position is predominantly home based with site visits accounting for around thirty percent of the working week.       

This is an international loss adjusting practice with extensive expertise in the building and civil engineering sectors, a network of UK offices and an excellent reputation. You will join a nationwide team drawn from the civil, structural, and building surveying professions covering work in Edinburgh and surrounding regions. Working from home is long established within the business, their IT systems and IT support is highly evolved and efficient.   

The Role - You will inspect damage to buildings, carry out defect diagnosis with particular focus on subsidence related issues, establish the extent and cost of repairs and advise on reinstatement measures and  repair schedules through to conclusion of the repairs, ensuring the delivery of a quality service and workmanship from contractors. Work alongside insurers and brokers to help manage the expectations of clients and stakeholders throughout the claims process. Work as part of a team and provide technical advice, support and input on commercial and technical issues effecting the business.

Your Profile - A track record of assessing and advising on existing structures with evidence of having taken responsibility for your own workload. A degree qualified engineer or surveyor, ideally chartered or working towards incorporation or chartership with the ICE, IStructE, CIOB or RICS.  Knowledge of structural defects affecting buildings and their repairs and the ability to distinguish between subsidence and non-subsidence damage of buildings and structures.


Lethaby & Cook’s civil engineering division places engineers and engineering managers with a high level of technical expertise. Our strength is our ability to present opportunities across a wider spectrum of employers who appoint civil and structural professionals.

Our clients include developers, design and build contractors, civil and structural consulting practices, insurers, client organisations and operating companies, loss adjusters, project managers, not for profit organisations, forensic engineers and more besides. By understanding how and where skills and experience can flourish we offer opportunities worth considering and candidates with real potential.

We place permanent and contract professionals and our recruiters are some of the most experienced to be found in their sectors. To find out more about current and forthcoming vacancies, or to discuss the next step in your career progression please do not hesitate to make contact by phone or email. We will always treat your enquiry and any information you may provide in the strictest confidence.



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020 8563 0596
Barons Court
W6 8RH
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