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Structural/ Civil Engineer ( a career in forensics)

Lethaby & Cook
Surrey (GB)
£60,000 - £70,000 per annum plus profit share, pension and benefits
Closing date
6 Jan 2022

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A chartered civil (MICE) or structural (MIStructE) engineer with strong structural design engineering experience is required by a leading forensic engineering practice. This is an opportunity to apply your existing expertise in a well rewarded profession, it offers variety, flexibility and progression. It is a sector with consistent and stable work throughout the construction industry’s economic cycles. They have a long established civil and structural capability and a growing national and international workload.

You will be investigating and establishing the root cause of structural failures effecting bridges, ports & harbours, buildings, industrial facilities, highways and railways. This work will cover superstructures and below ground structures (specialist in-house geotechnical expertise is on hand when required). Their caseload is varied, you can expect to investigate problems caused by materials, design, ground conditions, construction methodology, external forces, inappropriate use and unforeseen factors. Broad experience is useful, but of most value is intellect and the ability to think laterally.

You will need to be a chartered engineer with a strong academic background who has five or more years consulting engineering experience and well developed communication skills. There will be regular contact with clients, third parties and site visits. Training will be provided in how to conduct your investigations and present your findings. The ability to write reports that can withstand legal /peer group scrutiny, whilst being comprehendible and clear to non-technical professionals is an art you will learn to master. Good written skills are pre-requisite.

The rewards and future progression available are excellent. There is working flexibility, generous leave entitlement and a highly lucrative profit share scheme. You will also benefit from working in a friendly and supportive environment.


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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