Building Engineering Consultant ( Home Based )

Lethaby & Cook
Manchester (Home Based)
Up to £55,000 per annum plus car or allowance, bonus, pension and healthcare
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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An opportunity for an MICE or MIStructE (or nearing chartered status) professional to apply their skills within the busy insurance sector. Our client is a leading national loss adjusting practice and market leaders within the property sector. The insurance loss adjusting industry employs a large number of construction and engineering professionals providing diverse and well rewarded careers and professional development prospects. In addition, continuity of work and the economic robustness of this work provides a level of employment security that has become harder to find in mainstream engineering and construction. The company is benefiting from healthy business volumes.  

You will be joining a team of engineering, surveying, and building surveyors. Reporting to the regional manager you will manage a portfolio of commercial and residential claims from notification to completion. This will involve diagnosing issues affecting buildings which will frequently be subsidence related, you will then prescribe the most suitable repair and mitigation measures required and ensure work is carried out to the correct specifications. A team of field based surveyors will supervise the successful completion of works by appointed contractors. Working as a team you will provide technical guidance through to successful conclusion of works. Their property division has a long established working from home culture supported by a capable IT department. You will be provided with a company configured laptop and iPad enabling you to work easily with their integrated company software systems.      

About You:  A consulting or contracting background within the building or civil engineering sectors. Knowledge of design or construction that includes site based supervision or survey/inspection work, ideally including existing structures or buildings. Knowledge of CDM regulations and the ability to diagnose structural/drainage/ building defects and prescribe mitigation methods. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to prepare clear, well written reports. Well developed organisational skills. A current driving licence is essential a car or car allowance will be provided.        


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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