The Structural Engineer ensures structures can withstand the stresses and pressures imposed by use and the environment. He/She calculates stability, strength and rigidity and makes sure the right materials are used for each project, whether it is a new-build, conversion or renovation. He/She also works on residential projects, shops and offices, bridges and offshore rigs, theatres, museums and hospitals, or even space satellites.
- Monitors and inspects work undertaken by contractors
- Considers the strength of construction materials and select appropriately.
- Uses computer modelling simulations to predict how structures will act under varying conditions, i.e. high winds, flooding or earth tremors
- Works closely with building department within the company to ensure hardware is available for projects and working properly
- Analyzes configurations of the basic components of a structure
- Undertakes technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
- Monitors and inspects all work undertaken by contractors to ensure structural soundness.
- Inspects properties to check conditions/foundations.
- Assists with renovations, or restoring heritage buildings to extend their lifespan
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and other related fields
- Master’s degree in Structural Engineering preferred
- Must have obtained license as a Structural Engineer
- Proven experience of working in the structural engineering field
- Experience with software engineering, customer experience and design architecture
- Advanced knowledge of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations.
Skills needed for this role
The Structural Engineer must have knowledge of engineering science, maths and technology, building and construction, design skills and knowledge. He/She must have excellent verbal communication, thinking and reasoning skills. Having the ability to use a computer and the main software packages competently
Licensed Professional, Skilled Worker