Structural Test Engineer

Welwyn Garden City
23000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual
18 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
A structural test Engineer is required for a client based in Welwyn Garden City.
Structural Test Engineer will be required to
1/ load test and monitor components and structures to ensure they are safe in their everyday use.
2/ be able to think fast, problem solve and devise practical solutions to engineering problems, whilst working accurately.
3/ The work can range from load testing a shelf in a supermarket to simulating a crowd loading on the barriers at a stadium or monitoring the movement of a beam on an oil rig.
4/ You will be working in a team who work well together.
The successful Structural Test Engineer will be mainly required to set up and conduct load tests at sites and to follow through with providing results to clients. These tests may need to be done on fixings, barriers, beams, walls, floors, handrails, buildings or bridges.
Structural Test Engineer Work sites may be located around the UK (generally London with some day trips / overnight stays elsewhere).
Structural Test Engineer role is most suitable for persons who enjoy practical work and being out on sites / spending most of their time outside of an office.
Structural Test Engineer salary is GBP23k-GBP28k pa subject to experience, plus overtime when worked, 33 days holiday per annum, pension contribution, etc
Structural Test Engineer Responsibilities
The key tasks that the Structural Test Engineer will be expected to complete are:
* Set up load tests and conduct the testing, sometimes with the client witnessing the test.
* To complete results sheets to record the test and findings.
* Speak to clients on the phone, and via e-mail, to understand their needs, and to discuss solutions.
* Write and keep track of quotes and invoices.
* Help to maintain and improve equipment.
Structural Test Engineer Key Requirements
Applicants are required to:
* Be thorough, reliable and enjoy practical work
* Have good communication skills
* Have good written English skills for basic report writing, and Microsoft Excel skills for output data recording and reporting
* Be able to work flexibly as we sometimes have early starts and long days and may need to work away from home for short periods
* Be able to work at heights and in confined spaces and also be able to do manual lifting (training will be provided)
* Have at least 3 years experience as a technician
* Have a full driver's license
Structural Test Engineer will require practical skills (such as welding, soldering) as well as previous experience of load test work would be advantageous. However, these are not necessary as on the job training will be provided