Structural Design Engineer

London
Permanent
£45,000 - £55,000 + package
Our client a major Civil Engineering contractor requires a Structural Design Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.
This is to join the Fit Out team on the Bank Station Upgrade project in London.
 
Purpose of the job:
1. Working with the Lead Engineer for Civil and Structural Works (Structures Technical Lead) to produce design calculations and checks.
2. To undertake permanent and temporary works designs (P&TW) and Cat 1 / Cat 2 checks for the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) Project, being part of the Engineering (structures and temporary works) department, assisting the Civils & Structures Accountable Person and the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) in the design process.
3. Working with the Structures Technical Lead to ensure that designs are coordinated with other interfacing disciplines, and that designs and drawings produced meet the requirements of London Underground and of the Contractor’s Works Information.
4. Assisting the Lead Engineer with supervision, checking and certification of the permanent structural and temporary works.
 
Accountabilities / Key responsibilities:
a) Permanent Works Design Development
1. To work in accordance with the Design Management Plan (DMP).
2. To develop the design to achieve a safe, buildable, operational and maintainable asset that is compliant with Standards and meets the Project Requirements.
3. Assisting with reviews of deliverables as directed by the Structures Technical Lead, giving confirmation that the deliverable can be released to the Client or Third Parties, including the Design Compliance submissions to LU.
4. To advise on design interfaces with assets and structures affected by the works either directly or indirectly.
5. Prepare design briefs for in-house Permanent Works Design packages.
6. Attend site visits – depending on the various issues and problems which may arise.
b) Permanent Works Design and Checking
7. (Structural) Design calculations and checking for permanent works to be used on the Project where Dragados accepts to bear the design liability.
8. Assisting the (Structures) Technical Lead as may be required so that they are able to check, manage and provide assurance for their design disciplines.
9. Review permanent works designs to identify errors and omissions. Challenge the design and application of standards to economise the construction.
10. There will be numerous "small" design actions requiring both structural design capability and coordination with other disciplines – namely Premises and MEPFC. (These tasks, whilst small, come with complex constraints and associated engineering challenges. Example design actions – reviewing station cladding panel bracketry, maintenance access chamber cover pits, mechanical ductwork brackets and frames, review fire door hanging philosophy, review balustrade specialist designs, designs in both steel and concrete.)
11. Assist with Temporary Works design as may be required.
12. Provide P&TW designs in accordance with codes of specifications.
13. Prepare P&TW risk assessments to eliminate or mitigate design risk.
14. Maintain all records relating to the final design of the P&TW works including drawings, calculations and other relevant documents – and uploading to the relevant document management system, as may be required.
15. Ensure that those responsible for constructing the P&TW works receive full details of the design, including any limitations and guidance notes associated with it.
c) Permanent Works Design Assurance
16. Supports the Structures Technical Lead to design, manage, co-ordinate, integrate and certify, on behalf of the Contractor, that designs – whether produced by Dragados and/or Others – have been developed in accordance with the Project Requirements.
17. Supports the Structures Technical Lead to inspect and certify that the works have been constructed in accordance with the Contractor’s design and the Project Requirements.
18. Review and contribute to the Request for Information (RFI) process between the London Underground, Dragados Construction team, Dragados Engineering team and the Design Consultants – as directed by the Structures Technical Lead.
19. Ensure that any proposed changes in materials or construction are checked against the original P&TW design and appropriate action taken.
20. Ensure that the change control process is followed, that any agreed changes or remedial action are done properly and controlled & monitored on site.
21. Review and comment and when required approve the Construction team ITPs and SSoW.
22. Confirmation of the acceptability of NCRs and any remedial works.
23. Review records / As-built information and confirm compliance with the design intent.
d) Reporting, resource and competency management
24. The candidate needs to be able to work independently whilst still reporting to the Dragados Structures Technical Lead.
25. The candidate needs to be a good communicator. Most reporting / interfacing will be with the Structures Technical Lead, but there will be much interfacing with other discipline Technical Leads, the Dragados Construction Team, and with Subcontractors.
26. The candidate should be proactive in researching products and solutions directly with Suppliers, e.g. Unistrut, movement joint suppliers, composite cladding panel suppliers, etc.
Experience, knowledge, qualifications & training
 
Mandatory
1. Experience within a similar role within an appropriately sized engineering organisation.
2. Experience in working in multi-disciplinary engineering projects
3. Have excellent communication (written and verbal), management and organisational skills.
4. Educated to degree or higher level or equivalent in a numerate discipline, typically an Engineering discipline.
5. A good working knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and other relevant legislation.
 
Desirable
6. Membership of an appropriate Professional body, typically Chartered member of Institute of Civil Engineering or an international equivalent professional status.
7. Well-developed IT skills including a working knowledge of BIM and the use of collaborative platforms.
8. Previous experience working in urban areas
9. Circa 10 years’ experience working in Engineering