Civil/ Structural Engineer ( Move to a new sector)

Lethaby & Cook
£40,000 -£50,000 per annum plus bonus & pension
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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An opportunity to apply your engineering and construction expertise in a new direction. The position would appeal to an engineer looking to change sectors whilst making full use of their engineering knowledge. Your role will be to work with engineering consultancies and civil /building contractors to drive innovation and improve profitability by using government led research and development incentives. This under-utilised scheme, in the case of engineering and construction, is worth many billions annually. Our client combines the skills of financial specialists with industry experts, in this case a civil engineering / construction professional, to understand and realise this valuable benefit.

The Position: Working alongside a partner you will provide industry and technical insight to help examine the work being carried out by contractors, consultants and developers. You will help establish if client activities or specific projects seek to achieve a technological advance or have overcome a technological challenge. Examples of activities that attract R&D benefits include; use of non-standard construction materials, setting up in-house  BIM processes, off-site and modular construction and environmentally friendly / sustainable projects, to name a few. You will be home based with the very occasional need to visit clients and colleagues. The work is as varied as their wide range of clients and will span building, transportation infrastructure, water & environmental, energy and industrial sectors.

About You: A degree qualified civil / structural engineer or equivalent, with a minimum of four year’s UK based experience. This could have been gained with a consulting practice, contractor or developer. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. You will collaborate with a range of client representatives at various levels of seniority. The ability to convey technical information to people with non-technical backgrounds is essential.


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
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W6 8RH

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