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Senior Design Engineer – Temporary Works

We are seeking a Senior Design Engineer for our Temporary Works department within the McAlpine Design Group based in our Group Services offices.
Hemel Hempstead
Closing date:


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a small team composed of graduate engineers and CAD technicians to deliver well considered, quality design solutions to areas such as: tower crane bases, scaffolds, major ground retention, gantries and cabin structures.

They will use their engineering, programming, practical and technical knowledge to deliver to strict deadlines design solutions that meet our contractual obligations, taking into account:

• Current legislation
• Standards and codes of practice
• Construction methodology and buildability
• Quality
• Procurement and construction programmes

Applicants will need to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the following:

• Appropriate design analysis software to suit discipline and project requirements
• Steelwork and concrete frame design
• Relevant Building Regulations (A, B, K & M)
• Microsoft office suite – particularly Outlook, Excel & Word
• Basic ability to use Autocad &/or REVIT or similar appropriate software
• Working knowledge of soil structure interaction - substructure/geotechnical design
• Team working and communication

Applicants must be motivated with a keen interest in structural, civil or geotechnical engineering and an appreciation of architecture. An interest in temporary works design would be considered desirable.

You will ideally be a chartered engineer with either ICE, IStructE or Institution of Geologists as appropriate, with two years’ post-qualification experience.

We can offer the right candidate a highly competitive package and assist with their continuing professional development.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.