AECOM Senior Structural Engineer in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147177BR

Position Title Senior Structural Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Devon

City Plymouth

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM's is recruiting for a Senior Structural Engineer who will manage/deliver an existing portfolio of projects within the Plymouth and Exeter Structures Team. You will be providing design and analysis solutions to building structures problems.

An experienced Senior Engineer to join the established structural engineering team in the Plymouth or Exeter Office.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a lead role on structural engineering design for MOD and Defence-related projects, managing engineers, graduates and technicians as required.

Projects will generally be within the South West Region but some will be located outside the South West region requiring occasional travel to meetings and construction sites.

The post will also involve leading multi-disciplinary engineering, transportation and environmental teams on some projects, potentially drawing on resources in other UK Offices.

Experience of structural engineering design using Eurocodes for of a range of structures in steel and reinforced concrete desirable.

Experience of building inspections desirable.-

Experience of design of structures on a nuclear licensed site desirable.

Sound knowledge of construction contracts and commercial awareness

Knowledge of CDM regulations and duties

Desirable: Full, clean driving licence


  • Take responsibility for the preparation of structural calculations.

  • Undertake structural analysis and design using both computer & hand techniques.

  • Contribute to the independent technical review of analyses prepared by others

  • Assist in the management of project delivery in order to provide clients with results on time and budget

  • Undertake structural design of structures using current British Standards and Eurocodes

  • Have a desire to learn new skills and the ability to consider the wider engineering issues related to the work being undertaken

Minimum Requirements

  • Experienced in use of a commercially available design software packages (e.g. Tekla Building Designer, Tedds)

  • Some experience in the use of Finite Element Software (eg Lusas, Ansys) desirable

    • Ability to communicate using hand drawn sketches.
  • Able to decide on the level of reliance and accuracy to attach to results of computer analysis and to interpret results into practical engineering solutions

  • Demonstrable track record in the preparation of designs contributing to the delivery of client projects

  • Able to work on a number of projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in an appropriate Civil or Structural engineering discipline

  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate Civil or Structural engineering discipline

  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Structural Engineers

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.