Senior Design Engineer- IDS- Midlands

Galliford Try
31 Mar 2018
24 Apr 2018
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Full Time
Note for Recruitment Agencies:
We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

Role Overview:
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Design Engineer to join our Engineering Solutions team in our Solihull office.

Engineering Solutions is an in-house team forming part of Infrastructure Divisional Solutions Technical Services but providing engineering support to the whole of the wider Construction & Investments Division.The services provided by Engineering Solutions include alternative solutions, value engineering, buildability and problem/defect resolution including specification compliance issues. The team also provides design and design checking services for a full range of temporary works requirements from excavations and working platforms to formwork, falsework & scaffolding. Site based TWCs & TWSs are also supported through participation in technical reviews, site visits where required and audits to check compliance with the temporary works procedure.

Senior Design Engineers are key positions within the Engineering Solutions teams. The role will include line management of a design team including Design Engineers, Graduate Design Engineers and Student Design Engineers.

The role will report to a Regional Technical Manager and will interface with a range of stakeholders throughout the Construction & Investments Division at the pre-construction and construction stages of projects. The role will also interface with external stakeholders including consultants, subcontractors and suppliers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings and site visits to discuss Engineering Solutions services for specific tenders and projects
  • Where necessary assist in the production of design briefs
  • Prepare and/or check design calculations by other members of the Engineering Solutions team or by external design organisations
  • Produce and/or supervise the production of drawings, schedules etc. based on the results of design calculations
  • Ensure that designs and design checks are completed on time and within fee estimates

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Professionally qualified membership of ICE/IStructE at chartered or incorporated engineer level
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of Temporary Works
  • Good knowledge of structural mechanics and understanding of fundamentals of soil mechanics
  • Previous design experience either working for a contractor, subcontractor, specialist supplier or consultant
  • Computer literate preferably including experience of use of computer aided draughting & geotechnical/structural analysis software
  • Civil or Structural Engineering Degree (2:2 or higher)
  • Computer literate preferably including experience of use of computer aided draughting & geotechnical/structural analysis software.
  • Full driving licence
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK

In Return
We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.

With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,500 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

Operating under Galliford Try in England and Wales and Morrison Construction in Scotland, we are a leading contractor on infrastructure projects in the public and regulated sectors. From highways and rail to renewable energy and water, delivering a specialist capability from concept and design through to project implementation and maintenance.

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community