Principal Structural Engineer

Principal Structural Engineer (Team Leader)


£45-£55k+ DOE

Based centrally in Manchester with excellent facilities, our consultancy client are looking for a chartered engineer with a breadth of experience to join their growing Manchester team as a Team Leader.

This opportunity will see you manage a team of 7-8 engineers and technicians in the delivery of a variety of interesting projects. Projects are mainly based in the Manchester region and are across all sectors, ranging in size and complexity to include commercial, residential, high rise, healthcare, hotels, education and more. This role will very much suit a people person, someone who will listen, understand, nurture and develop.

Roles and responsibilities

Supervision of multiple projects, taking responsibility to ensure compliance with IMS, CDM regulations, timely delivery of information, quality of our information and efficient/effective working.

Resource planning for their team (on all projects the team is delivering) and assessing resource requirements from other teams that may be needed.

Track financial performance on projects, comparing send vs income, and react accordingly.

Make sure the team is working efficiently and effectively.

For each project being delivered by their team, understand the fees, drawdown, basis of appointment and assist with negotiation of services to be provided, design responsibility and BEP of our commission. Be alert to variations, abortive works and opportunity for additional fees and lead on this, updating vision as necessary and keep the Project Director informed.

Lead by example; create a positive atmosphere and positive relations with clients and staff. Show trust, listen to ideas, be aware of and deal with friction, train people to problem solve and take responsibility when things go wrong.

Essential requirements

  • Proven experience of leading a large structural engineering team
  • Accredited degree in Civil and/or Structural Engineering
  • Hold or be working towards Chartered status (IStructE or ICE)
  • IT literate with experience of design software packages and Microsoft Office
  • Technically competent and understands the fundamentals of structures and the associated construction details.
  • Experience working with the Eurocodes & Building Regulations


  • £45-55k+ DOE
  • Hybrid Working Policy
  • 25 days holidays + birthday holiday and option to purchase further holidays
  • 7% company pension contribution
  • Health cash plan
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance and long-term illness protection
  • Plus much more……

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