Structures Engineer

Your new role

Are you an experienced Engineer looking for the next step within your career?

Do you have knowledge and skills within structures renewals, design, and assessments?

Then National Highways have the role for you!

We have exciting opportunities for Structures Engineers to join our teams based in Bedford. As part of this role, the successful candidate will undertake, identify asset needs, and development treatment options and undertake preliminary design work, or undertake structural reviews and assessment works for the asset class in scope.

This role will be worked on a hybrid basis and may be required to visit sites to undertake, or oversee, inspections; holding a full UK driving license is therefore highly desirable for this position.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Identify, prepare survey briefs, and support delivery of structures survey works that support the improvement, assessments and/or renewal of structures assets.
  • Monitor the delivery of agreed assessment work liaising with technical partners; or the delivery of treatment options, liaising with the relevant delivery teams to aid successful delivery of schemes.
  • Develop early solutions for improvements and/or renewals, including compiling relevant documents, evidence, and option reports for value management, considering new techniques, materials, buildability, and costs.
  • Undertake structural reviews in accordance with CS 451 and structural assessment in accordance with DMRB standards.
  • Assist with developing the regions asset led forward programme and initial scheme development delivers customer centric designs and technical specifications. 

To be successful you’ll need 

  • Degree or HND in relevant discipline and appropriate experience, or equivalent.
  • Working towards a Membership of Professional body.
  • Experience in structures renewals work design, or structural assessment.
  • Knowledge of CDM 2015 along with DMRB, MCHW and Eurocodes standards, and their application on the highways network.
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills with a strong customer focus.

A bit about us

Operations is at the heart of keeping the strategic road network moving and ensuring our customers get the best possible experience when using our roads. We address over 39,000 customer enquiries every month, plan and deliver all maintenance activities on the network, drive efficiencies and improvements across our systems and roads, and respond to incidents across 4,500 miles of motorways and major A-roads that we manage. All to make sure National Highways customers have safer, smoother, and more reliable journeys.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #3898


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally 

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