Our client, a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy works extensively for the Insurance and loss adjusting industry. They provide civil and structural defect investigation, expert witness and liability advice services and are one of the UK’s fastest growing consulting practices. This is a long established, independently owned firm and highly focused on staff development and wellbeing. As a key member of this high margin and thriving division you will have the opportunity to develop and become a senior member of their management team.
The Company: Currently undergoing a period of sustained growth, their head count has increased from seventy to one hundred and twenty over the last two years and financial performance has exceeded projected targets. Their balanced workload provides stability, longevity, and an added level of security. Projects have a focus on commercial and residential schemes, taking in new build and historic work, alongside this they are leading consultants for the consistently busy insurance sector. They have a firmly established and growing roster of blue-chip clients who rely on their high level of technical expertise and client care. To sustain their ambitions staff retention and succession is prioritised. In addition to favourable conditions of employment there is a commitment to training and development, with the provision of approved training schemes and mentorship plus on-going internal and external CPD activities. Their top-rated Investors in People status is further evidence of their commitment to their employees.
Your role: With the support of the regional director, you will be working on behalf of legal firms, insurers and adjusters and examine the professional negligence of structural and civil engineers, carry out site investigations and desk studies, prepare expert witness reports within your specialist subject areas, inspect construction site works, provide input on training and development within the structures team, assist with marketing and business development activities.
About you: A chartered, or nearing , civil or structural engineer with a building structures focus, this should ideally include some experience of expert witness reports. Knowledge of all the commonly used structural materials with good lateral thinking and problem solving skills. A high standard of written and verbal communication skills.