Structural Engineer

Posted 09 May 2024
Salary £35,000 - £45,000 DoE
Job Type Full Time
Business Area South West Norse

Job description

Structural Engineer 

 £35,000 - £45,000 DoE


South West Norse is a specialist property and construction consultancy, providing expertise in architecture, surveying, engineering, and estates and asset management services to a range of public and private sector clients across the UK.


We currently have an excellent career opportunity for a Structural Engineer working or prepared to work towards Chartered status to join our well-established team in Exeter on a permanent, full-time basis. 


As a Structural Engineer you will be responsible for providing management and expertise across a wide range of new and existing projects. This includes new build schools and extensions / remodelling of existing schools, residential buildings, structural surveys, repairs to historical structures, and involvement in many interesting and challenging public sector building projects. Within this role, you will be tasked with:

  • Completing planned work programmes and projects to timeframes and with budget. 
  • Ensuring day to day maintenance expenditure to pre-set targets and developing a strong rapport with clients. 
  • Drafting orders, preparing estimates, specifications, supervising contractors and checking and approving accounts. 
  • Preparing designs, calculations, specifications, drawing and carrying out risk assessments for improvement, refurbishment and new building schemes, tendering documents and supervising works to completion including agreeing interim and final accounts. 
  • Preparing schedules of dilapidations, improvement scheme, drawings and specifications, structural surveys, and insurance reinstatement schemes. 
  • Responding to emergency requests for action or advice regarding dangerous buildings. Attending and advising on ground collapse incidents. 
  • Providing advice to clients in respect of construction and refurbishment projects and actively promote surveying services on a fee-paying basis. 
  • Carrying out duties appropriate to the grade of the post, including occasional travel to other offices as required. 

Our Successful Candidate: 


South West Norse is proud of our ethos on personal development and training, and you will be given a platform to develop your existing knowledge through practical work and industry training. 

We are looking for you to be able to demonstrate a combination of experience and qualifications including:

  • Professional membership of the Institute of Structural Engineers and be working or prepared to work towards Chartered status
  • Experience working in a similar or related role 
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of building effective relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Familiar with relevant construction, health and safety legislation and risks and hazards associated with asbestos 
  • Holds a current site card or is prepared to immediately attain 

Our Offer: 


Alongside a great workplace environment and a group wide focus or reinvesting in our employees, we also offer:

  • A salary of £35,000 - £45,000 (depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Company pension contribution
  • Company Sickness pay scheme
  • A flexible working arrangement including a mix of office presence and working from home, that will allow you to grow and express your full potential.
  • A collaborative and supporting working environment, working as one team to support each other through any challenge.
  • Working for one of the most respected fully integrated consultancies in the region.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for our successful candidate, payment will be met by the employer.  


We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination. 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.