Structural Engineer

Lethaby & Cook
£40,000 - £50,000 plus car or allowance, bonus, pension & healthcare
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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This opportunity in civil and structural forensic investigations offers unparalleled variety. It is a move into a sector that provides professional and financial reward in a business that is in constant demand. Our client is a leader in their industry and have a strong focus on the built environment, you would be joining an international firm as part of a team that investigates civil and structural failures globally. Their experts are primarily drawn from the consulting engineering sector, following a period of training they  are tasked with establishing the root cause of issues affecting building structures, civil structures and infrastructure. The variety of work they are engaged in is almost infinite, covering total and partial collapse, failure of components, inadequate ground conditions, acts of God, explosion, impact, inappropriate design, floored construction methodology and much more. As a structural engineer your role will engage your specialist technical skills, when needed you will have the support of internal and external experts providing additional civil and structural expertise, plus advice on any associated geotechnical, facade or materials issues.


  • Site investigation
  • Interview of witnesses
  • Review of design information
  • Structural analysis
  • Preparation of reports identifying the root cause of failures

Your Profile

  • A minimum of three years consulting engineering experience
  • A degree qualified civil or structural engineer
  • Experience in designing building or civil structures
  • Inquisitive by nature
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

The Company: A major international player in civil and structural forensic investigations with a global network of offices. They have considerable additional expertise in science, technology, and materials. They own and operate a state-of-the-art materials research and testing laboratory.

The Career Opportunity: The position will put you on a path to becoming an expert witness, you will be working within one of the most in demand branches of the civil and structural engineering professions. Fee levels are high and their industry performs well throughout all economic cycles. They are not subject to the tender and framework driven business model that is common to the consulting and contracting industry. They are typically appointed by insurers, loss adjusters and legal practices. Their work is often used to settle litigation in courts of law. This provides excellent stability and career growth potential, it also means average remuneration levels in the sector are higher. There are regular CPD activities and there is support to achieve chartered status if required.     

Working Flexibility: A high degree of flexibility is provided, you will have the option to work in the office or predominantly from home.


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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