Senior Structural Engineer

Lethaby & Cook
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
£60,000 - £80,000 PA, Profit Share, Corporate Bonus, Health Care, Life Assurance & 10% Pension
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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An opportunity for a chartered civil or structural engineer to enjoy the rewards of a varied career in the buoyant forensic engineering sector. This is a position in a consistent and profitable business providing career growth, technical interest and excellent working flexibility. 

The Company: A leading international forensic investigations consultancy. They are highly regarded for their expertise within the built environment, their civil and structural engineers investigate and determine the root cause of failures and defects affecting civil engineering and building structures. Their findings are regularly used to settle litigation cases and as a catalyst to improve upon existing design and construction methods. They are an admired employer that provides generous terms and conditions of employment and career development opportunities.   

Your Role: You will be investigating the cause and origin of structural related defects and failures, your findings will be used to resolve legal disputes, claims and to improve standards. During initial site investigations, you will typically oversee field testing, gather photographic evidence and interview witnesses. This information will enable you to unravel the cause of the failure, consulting specialist experts as required. You will then prepare a report that provides a clear explanation of your findings. This needs to be expressed in a way that can be understood by those from a non-technical background, whilst being robust enough to pass scrutiny during claims settlement and litigation.

Your Profile: A chartered civil engineer (MICE) or chartered structural engineer (MIStructE) with strong technical expertise gained within the consulting engineering sector. Naturally inquisitive with the ability to apply lateral thinking skills to resolve engineering problems. Good communication skills are essential, your findings, which will identify the cause of a failure, will take the form of a report that can be understood by those from a non-technical background, whilst being able to withstand scrutiny from legal, insurance and technical professionals.

Training & Progression: Support will be provided to enable you to apply your specialist technical expertise from a forensic investigations perspective. You will learn how to carry out investigations and present your findings. Growth and consistent demand for their services provides plenty of scope for career progression to director level, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from additional training to become an expert witness.    



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
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