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Senior Structural Engineer, London


We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and driven structural engineer with proven UK experience and is keen to develop their career. You will be working in an associate-led team with responsibility for your own projects, as well as managing intermediate and graduate engineers in the team. You will also be expected to manage project budgets and engage with clients and fellow consultants. Whilst there is a managerial aspect to the role, it is a technical role, so it is essential that you are technically strong in steel, RC, masonry and timber design.

Candidates must reflect Perega’s values of being collaborative, forward thinking, passionate, approachable and enriching our community.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Execute and coordinate projects, providing high quality technical design
  • Produce technical design information including drawings, calculations, specifications and reports
  • Review and approve reports, designs, drawings, sketches and calculations in accordance with quality procedures
  • Manage the preparation of feasibility studies and reports
  • Undertake structural surveys and produce reports giving findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations
  • Undertake the project management and financial control of small and medium sized projects
  • Liaise effectively with clients, local authorities and other design team members
  • Supervise and monitor the use of computer-based systems to ensure these are used correctly
  • Supervise and support junior members of the team
  • Assist in the preparation of bids and proposals
  • Adhere to existing working practices, methods and procedures
  • Deliver ‘best practice’
  • Proactive in self-development
  • Plan site investigation works
  • Prepare design and progress reports
  • Deliver agreed business development targets
  • Assist the marketing department
  • Obtain and review quotes for investigation works
  • Manage the appointments and work of sub-contractors carrying out investigation works
  • Coordinate work undertaken by external sub-contractors
  • Attend and input at design meetings and site meetings, and record actions
  • Undertake site inspections, record findings and advise on any required actions

Key Skills


  • HND/HNC in civil or structural engineering
  • Very good understanding in engineering principles
  • Knowledge of design software and its limitations
  • Experience in delegating and supervising junior team members
  • Experience in acting as mentor to junior team members
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Commitment to continual improvement at a personal and company level
  • Understand complex construction procedures
  • Conversant in designing to British Standards/Eurocodes
  • Competent in designing structures in concrete, steelwork, timber and masonry
  • Able to use computer design software packages
  • Experienced in new build and refurbishment projects
  • Good detailing knowledge including buildability aspects
  • Good understanding of CDM regulations and responsibilities of a designer
  • Able to develop different design solutions
  • Able to identify and define engineering problems
  • Able to identify alternative engineering solutions and appraise these to identify the most appropriate to satisfy the client’s brief
  • Able to identify and control technical risk
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to produce accurate and clear sketches to communicate engineering solutions
  • Experienced in the production of specifications and technical reports and feasibility studies
  • Able to work effectively within and across teams and project groups
  • Able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships
  • Experience in managing client relationships


  • Chartered engineer status
  • University degree in civil or structural engineering
  • Professionally qualified with ICE or IStructE
  • Working knowledge of SCIA and Tekla Building Designer


Salary will be a competitive package, commensurate with experience.


Perega put people first. Our team and clients are at the heart of everything we do. We’re team players, and together we collaborate to find solutions. Because they love what we do, our people are always thinking, and are open to new ideas and innovation that will help to make our projects more successful.

Our London office is a friendly and comfortable space, easily accessible by car or public transport. What you get will depend on what you do, with individual performance-related rewards also on offer in addition to:

  • 25 days annual leave plus additional days for long service
  • The ability to buy and sell holiday days
  • Family friendly policies including flexible and hybrid working
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Professional development
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

To apply for this role, please email your CV to:

As an equal opportunities employer, Perega is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Perega.