Senior Structural Engineer (A new career in forensics)

Lethaby & Cook
London (Central), London (Greater)
£60,000 - £80,000 per annum plus bonus, pension and benefits
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

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Transition to a sector that is in consistent demand for its expertise and commands high fee margins. This is an opportunity to join the civil and structural division of a leading UK forensic engineering and expert witness consultancy. Their case load covers major infrastructure, buildings, and industrial assets. This includes highways, tunnels, bridges, high-rise buildings, ports, airports and more. Your workload will be varied and draw upon your structural engineering strengths. You will receive training and support from engineers who are leaders in their field.   

You will be joining a team that includes architects, civil, structural and geotechnical engineers. Their workload is national and international, mainly on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters, lawyers and corporate clients. They are called upon to investigate the failure of structures above and below ground. This starts with a visual investigation of an affected structure, you will then apply your structural engineering expertise to establish the root cause of the failure, culminating in a report that sets out your findings.

Your Profile: A structural engineer with building structures or civil structures design experience. You should be a chartered civil engineer (MICE) or chartered structural engineer (MIStructE), have a strong technical background with natural curiosity and a talent for thinking laterally. A willingness to embrace a diverse workload that presents an array of new technical challenges. Your engineering knowhow should be backed up by good written and verbal communication skills.

Career Prospects: The position provides a direct route to partnership. You will steadily develop the skills and expertise to enable you to progress and meet their succession plans. Progression will be assisted by the nature of their workload with its tendency to thrive when there are economic headwinds.  





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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