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Senior Engineer (Civils Structures)

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16 Dec 2021

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Civil Engineer
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Do you have what it takes to transform society?

We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Senior Engineer to join our Civil Structures team in Edinburgh.  

What does the role involve? 
Working within our Civils Structures team on bridges and other highways structures, you will act as Lead Design Engineer to undertake and check the delivery of design solutions and associated outputs and coordinate with other disciplines. You will provide technical guidance, support and training to colleagues and assist in the mentoring and development of others.
You will be involved in projects from conception to completion including; supporting the Project Manager to clarify the project brief, agree deliverables, key milestones, project methodology, quality assurance and control strategy; establishing project checking and approval arrangements and managing internal project start-up meetings; undertaking significant elements of the detailed design and the checking of outputs as directed: e.g. calculations, drawings, sketches, reports etc to achieve the optimum solution for the project; assessing, documenting and communicating design changes to the Project Manager; being aware of work requirements and taking personal responsibility in delivering this to agreed time, cost and quality requirements; reviewing projects on completion and recommending/implementing improvements to technical policy, processes and design solutions as appropriate.

To be successful in this role you’ll possess:
  • Relevant post qualification structures design experience and a strong successful record of project delivery in structures design including bridges and other highway structures.
  • Expertise in structural modelling software such as Autodesk Bridge Design and Lusas or similar structural packages
  • Experience of designing to Eurocodes using different materials including RC concrete, steel, timber, etc.
  • Significant previous experience of providing project governance on projects.
  • Chartered Membership of a relevant Professional Institution (or be working towards). 
What’s in it for you? 
You’ll be working for a top ten civil engineering firm (recognised by New Civil Engineer, (NCE). You’ll experience an inclusive, friendly and flexible working environment where colleagues are encouraged to grow and develop.  A meaningful job where you’ll help to transform society by being a trusted consultant to our clients.  
If you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we’d love to hear from you. 
Let’s transform society together at

More about us …….
Approachable and committed people are the core of our business.  Serving our clients in challenging projects is part of our daily work.  
Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 17,500 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 21 billion (EUR 2 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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