Position: Senior Structural Engineer

Reports to: Sam Johnston

Travel Required: Car Required (Own Car Preferred)

Position type: Senior

Location: Witney or Southampton

Level/Salary Range: TBA

Date updated: 13/02/2024

Job Description

SWJ Company, a rapidly growing, award-winning, and highly respected Structural Engineering Practice based in West Oxfordshire, is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer to join our team. As a firm of structural engineers, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional standards of work and pushing the boundaries of digital construction techniques. We offer a stimulating and supportive work environment, continuous learning opportunities, and a strong emphasis on professional development, with good rates of pay, pension and a bonus scheme.


• Leading and managing structural design on projects as required; undertaking detailed engineering design of a wide variety of buildings structures.

• Represent SWJ Consulting at meetings with the client, other professionals and suppliers.

• Delivering excellent project work within agreed deadlines and within budget.

• Ensuring appropriate service/design decisions are met.

• Keeping senior staff informed of important and relevant design decisions to make sure that the objectives of the company and the client are achieved.

• Coordinating your work with other members of the project team, including graduates and technicians.

• Attending site visits

• Ability to assess, prioritise and organise self.

• Ability to prepare drawings using AutoCAD/Revit or prepare mark ups using the company standard within Bluebeam.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

• Strong and relevant project experience

• Chartered or Near Chartered engineer – ICE, IStructE most likely.

• Strong academic, engineering degree qualified (or equivalent). Additional qualifications such as PhD, MSc, MEng or MA are welcomed but not essential.

• A desire to get involved in highly technical problem solving. • Knowledge of tools such as Sofistik, TEDDS, TSD or similar is beneficial.

• Ability to sense check calculations and challenge solutions.

• Experience of working with a range of structures e.g. buildings, substructure and foundation in a range of materials e.g. concrete, steel, timber, masonry

• Capable of operating as technical lead as well as a team member; also in a team and on your own

• Experience of site investigations and supervision including desk study reports

• Be innovative and looking to use and further develop your technical delivery skills.

• Good team management skills and on-the-job training of junior engineers

• Experience and understanding of quality, environmental and safety project requirements.

What We Ask of Our Employees:

• Be inquisitive and ask “why?” to drive advancements and challenge the status quo.

• Communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally.

• Engage in constructive arguments based on knowledge, skills, reason, and logic.

• Take accountability for actions and seek opportunities for improvement.

• Embrace failure as a means of learning and improvement.

What Do We Provide Our Employees in Return?

• A supportive and friendly work environment with a small, close-knit team.

• Flexibility in working arrangements to accommodate personal needs.

• Opportunities for continuous learning and professional development.

• Direct involvement of the Directors in training and mentoring.

• Access to a wealth of experience and expertise in building structures and digital construction techniques.

• Training courses, online resources, and lunchtime CPD seminars.

Within two years, the successful candidate will:

• Be leading the design and managing resource within the business.

• Be the point of contact for projects and be responsible for the design from concept to completion.

• Have developed your own portfolio of clients.

• Assisting in the professional development of junior colleagues

• Assessing various computer design packages for their potential to improve the level of service that the business is able to offer and make recommendations to the Directors for their adoption.

2 If you are a skilled structural engineer, you have an MEng, BEng or MSc engineering degree and can demonstrate passion, ambition and attitudinal ability needed to meet the profile and grow into a future leader.

Please submit your application, including your CV and a cover letter, detailing your relevant experience and qualifications, to sam.johnston@swjconsulting.co.uk