Structural Engineer (Water) - Warrington, UK

27 Jul 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Civil-Structural Engineer to develop and provide technological input to structural engineering works as part of CH2M's Water Business Group. Particular focus will be on containment and flood defense related structures.

This position will involve liaising with regional and global design centres for the production of design deliverables using BIM appropriate software packages. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a practical applicable of structural engineering design to suit specific site requirements.
CH2M provide design and management services to clients in the water sector, and are currently involved in a number of interesting projects. This position will enable the successful candidate to contribute to the civil and structural design of major engineering structures commonly requiring the consideration of complex load conditions together with soil and/or fluid interaction. It will also enable the development of appropriate skills to facilitate career progression within the company.
The primary functions of this role will be the development and provision of technical and design related inputs on water retaining and flood defence structures, and other associated building structures together with the production of engineering design calculations using 2D/3D FE analysis and design software packages.
You will be assisting with the management of design related activities as directed by the team leader and lead engineers and interfacing with other team members and joint venture contractors on design related matters and mentoring of junior engineers. Other duties will include:
- Liaising with client representatives, other discipline consultants and contractors working on various projects.
- Undertaking site inspections and assessments of existing structures, including knowledge of associated H&S requirement.
- Taking responsibility for the management of work tasks including reporting (technical and financial) to project manager.
- Contributing, as required, to the preparation of bid submissions.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Applicants should possess relevant engineering qualifications (technical Bachelors or Masters Degree) with relevant experience. You will demonstrate a commitment to professional development, and be a Chartered Engineer or actively working towards obtaining chartered status with recognized institution for civil and or structural engineering.
Candidates will exhibit knowledge in the following areas:
- Design and detailing of structures especially in concrete, and preferably with some experience in steel and masonry, for static and accidental load conditions.
- Understanding of foundation design and how the interaction of the structure with the underlying soil strata impacts the design of the structure.
- Experience in designing to Eurocodes and other appropriate design standards and specifications.
- Understanding of structural analysis using industry standard software with linear elastic techniques.
- Good commercial awareness with an understanding of contractual issues.
A knowledge of the following would also be beneficial: design of embedded retaining walls, extreme environment load derivation, soil structure interaction and foundation design, fluid structure interaction, construction processes and management, BIM, H&S requirements and designers risk assessments.

Our Culture:  Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. 

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.
Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

Job Location CH2M, WarringtonWarrington, GB
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