Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-06-06
Reference: 19913
Contact Name: Tom Parkes
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2018 13:24

Job Description

Design Engineer
Department: Design
Reports to: Chief Engineer

Main Purpose of the Job
To provide design information and technical advice in all disciplines for estimating and construction purposes within the Group.

Key Tasks
  • Prepare robust yet competitive designs in accordance with Works Procedures. Designs to cover bearing piles and retaining walls (secant/contiguous/diaphragm walls), and use all techniques (CFA, rotary, minipile).
  • Provide technical and design support to all BSL departments. This will require both the ability to work as an individual and as part of a team depending on the project.
  • Attend external meetings with Clients as part of tendering teams.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the design process within the department.
  • Keep up to date with current technological and design developments through Continuing Personal Development.
  • Mentoring students and graduate designers.
  • Support Chief Engineer in maintaining assurance levels through ensuring internal procedures are followed, and involvement in internal and external audits.

Knowledge and Experience required
  • Chartered Engineer or close to chartered status with a Degree or Masters level qualification.
  • Preferably 10 years or more direct experience in the design and construction of deep foundations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate verbally and in written form both internally and externally.
  • Detailed working knowledge of the latest geotechnical and structural design methods and design codes along with their application in the design of piles and embedded retaining walls.
  • Good knowledge of software packages such as WALLAP, Oasys suite (Adsec, Adcol).
  • Ability with Finite Element software not required but would be advantageous.
  • Good working knowledge of construction processes, methods and site practices.
  • Understanding of designer's role and responsibilities under current legislation.
  • Ability to identify, assess and highlight technical and commercial risks.
  • Physical Working Environment

Office based in Hertfordshire, within travel to sites and external meetings as required.

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