Senior Civil & Structural Engineer


Location: London

Reporting to: Technical Project Manager, UK Ops

Overview of the role

This role will assume responsibility for the management and technical delivery of the civil and structural aspects of our client’s UK projects.

You will work as part of a small technical project management team to initiate, coordinate and oversee the full project lifecycle from initial feasibility and concept design through to as-built drawings, acting as Intelligent Customer in close collaboration with the Design Authority.

Role and responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Project manage the civil and structural engineering and technical integration aspects the UK nuclear new build projects, working closely with the teams overseas
  • Lead for civil/ structural aspects of site feasibility studies, including in particular any ground investigations and geotechnical studies, ensuring relevant engineering and project development issues are identified and progressively resolved.
  • Support the preparation of an integrated plan for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the UK projects, ensuring interfaces and key milestones are clearly identified and defined, work is broken down into unique work packages and resources are clearly identified.
  • Identify the contract technical requirements re: civil/ structural engineering, working closely with the Design Authority
  • Manage, influence, record and report progress of design and engineering work, ensuring that the UK regulatory requirements and expectations are met, contractual duties and obligations are fulfilled including any specified technical requirements.
  • Provide support to the safety case team in ensuring that design information and evidence is available when needed to meet the safety case schedule and that any regulatory issues are quickly addressed and resolved with the designers.
  • Work closely with commercial managers to ensure robust contract and supply chain management from the outset balance delivery, value for money and commercial risks.
  • Apply best practices in project management in line with the processes and procedures, and ensure projects are delivered to time, cost, and quality and without compromise to achieving world class safety, security and environmental outcomes.

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Demonstrable success in similar lead civil/ structural technical/ engineering project management role delivering complex UK power plant capital investment/ new build with project values in excess of £250M. Ideally in nuclear, although other power backgrounds are considered.
  • Whole life-cycle experience is essential.
  • Extensive subject-specific knowledge of power plant design, UK codes, standards, regulations and operational requirements.
  • Strong project and contract management skills.
  • High levels of motivation and commitment; Attention to detail.
  • Builds strong collaborative relationships with colleagues whilst providing strong constructive challenge.
  • Master’s degree in a civil/ structural engineering subject.