Principal Structural Engineer Job In Cardiff

Principal Structural Engineer

  • £45000 - £55000 per annum
  • Posted: 16/04/2018
  • Cardiff
  • Job Ref: 90313
  • Permanent

Job Details

Strategic hire in the heart of South Wales!

Are you an experienced Structural Engineer looking for the next step in your career? We have a Principal design position in Cardiff with a globally recognised engineering consultancy. This role would be perfect for someone who is looking to make the step into senior management.

The Basics:

Provide Structural (and other) Engineering capability in an enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated manner.

Support the Business Manager and other Principal/Senior Engineers and Consultants in the briefing, tendering, consultation, design, implementation and management processes for construction projects of varying size and nature.


  • Plan and manage projects effectively and efficiently; to include development of Project concepts, inputs, outputs, implementation activities, verification and technical review.
  • Undertake investigations and inspections and develop solutions to clients’ problems by applying appropriate analysis techniques.
  • Prepare designs, technical reports, presentations, specifications and contract documentation.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all relevant technical standards, legislation, codes of practice and best practice in areas of competence.
  • Conversant in 3D and finite element analysis/modelling. Knowledge of
  • Autodesk Robot an advantage.
  • Conversant in BIM. Knowledge of Autodesk Revit an advantage


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as Project Manager on projects, as assigned, ensuring that all deliverables meet clients’ expressed and, as far as practicable, implied needs and expectations.
  • Provide leadership to project teams, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the required quality to achieve the planned profit.
  • Manage projects, including proactive and timely reporting to clients, preparation of invoices and appropriate use of company accounting, record and quality management systems.
  • Regularly communicate with, and seek feedback from, clients and project teams, reflecting on the performance of one’s self and the team and apply learning and improvement principles.
  • Commission and manage specialist services from internal and external sources.
  • Participate in workload/resource coordination meetings.
  • Coach project team members to maximise their capabilities and ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Proactively manage clients, understanding their present and future needs, maintaining regular contact with these clients and ensuring they remain satisfied with our services


  • Promote the technical services and capabilities of the business and actively undertake business development and marketing with the aim of creating income streams for the wider team.
  • Prepare expressions of interest, tender submissions, fee proposals and estimates in response to client briefs.
  • Assist in strategic and business planning as requested/directed

At times, you can expect to be directing up to 8 technical staff while liaising with client project managers, engineering consultants,  architects, existing and potential clients. This role comes with a salary of £45,000-£55,000, 25 days holiday, 5% pension and an attractive flexible benefits package.