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Structural Engineering Designer

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £40 - £60 per hour + Negotiable, Inside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 24 February 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81684_1705104861

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and avability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for a Structural Engineering Designer to join their existing team in Plymouth (hybrid working) on a 12 month contract.

The Role

As a Structural Engineering Designer, you will operate as part of the Strategic Infrastructure Business Unit. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Undertake technical delivery of one or more design packages as directed by the Structural Engineering Lead.
  • Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.
  • Plan for effective project implementation.
  • Ensure that the processes and activities being undertaken are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.

In addition, you will also ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.


To succeed within the role of a Structural Engineering Designer, you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council or working towards Chartered status with a degree in an appropriate engineering discipline
  • Design and substantiation of heavy civil engineering and building structures to relevant seismic codes for satisfying Nuclear Safety Functions; particular experience in dock structures preferred
  • Knowledge of building services design, installation and architectural design of industrial buildings
  • Demonstratable relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical design development throughout the design lifecycle

In addition, you should also have awareness of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities.

Please note that due to security nature of this role, offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining SC security clearance. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and will require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!