Portland Careers

Structural Engineer

June 13, 2024

About the role

We are seeking a Structural Engineer to join our dynamic and growing team. You will be responsible for aspects of design work from conception through to technical approval/completion on projects typically ranging from £0.5m to £20m.

Potential schemes you may be working on range from accommodation, retail developments, car showrooms, educational buildings, commercial offices and industrial and manufacturing buildings.

What you will do

Working within a successful growing consultancy and operating across a matrix of projects, responsibilities may include:

  • Scheme designs and input into scheme design reports.
  • Delivery of detailed design including full tender and construction packages.
  • Liaison with statutory authorities, architects design teams and contractors.
  • Attendance at client, design and site meetings, and site inspections and reporting.
  • Preparation of detailed design calculations to British Standards, Eurocodes and relevant design guidance notes.
  • Preparation of conceptual and outline designs for structural schemes.
  • Carrying out structural surveys of buildings and structures, and providing advice on any issues that may arise. Analysing and reporting on structural defects and remediation if required.
  • With the assistance of a Technician, preparation of detailed design drawings and specifications for Tender and Construction purposes.
  • Visiting sites during the construction phase to monitor progress and provide advice to Contractors.

What you will have

In addition to having a confident, commercial, and professional outlook you will need to have:

  • B.Eng in Civil or Structural Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Qualitative and quantitative experience in structural design.
  • Strong communication, analytical, technical design and drawing/sketching skills.
  • Be a self-motivated team player with good people skills.
  • Design experience preferred with Masterseries experience/Tekla but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills, in both written and spoken English.
  • Minimum 2 years structural design experience in core materials; concrete, steel, masonry and timber.
  • A comprehensive level of IT skills, ideally with a knowledge of MasterSeries, Excel and Tedds.

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Reward for hard working and progression
  • Support in gaining professional qualifications.
  • Death in service benefit
  • Family friendly policies
  • Flexible working hours

We offer the chance to work in a friendly, hard-working and high-achieving team where you will be encouraged to take responsibility, develop yourself and see the difference you are making to the business.

If you meet the requirements for the Structural Engineer position and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to or complete the form below.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

We promote equal opportunity within Portland Consulting Engineers and value diversity in our workforce. Our commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity begins with our recruitment and selection process. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch by email or telephone so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.


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