Senior Structural Engineer

We are seeking a Senior Structural Engineer in our Birmingham office.

Webb Yates Engineers is a creative multidisciplinary engineering practice with offices in London and Birmingham. It prides itself on its close collaboration with architects to achieve intelligent, innovative structures and its large portfolio spanning from arts to aviation, prototyping to housing, and inflatables to loadbearing stone.

Webb Yates Engineers is looking for an experienced Senior Structural Engineer.  Candidates will ideally have a degree or equivalent in Structural Engineering and work towards a professional qualification.


Duties and Key Responsibilities / Role:

Project responsibilities:

  • Project Design Manager, Project lead or Discipline lead as required by Webb Yates Engineers
  • Ensure the technical delivery of project
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships at project level
  • Responsible for the day to day technical delivery of projects including getting reviews by senior members of staff
  • Responsible for client, external consultant and contractor’s communication
  • Ensure delivery of the project within the allocated budgets, programme and client’s expectations
  • Communicate with supporting disciplines regarding resource requirements
  • Communicate with the Project Director for support and guidance on project matters


  • Liaise, collaborate and coordinate with other project team members
  • Attend meetings and representing the organisation externally



  • Manage production of project deliverables such as drawings, calculations, reports and specifications. This may include the management of other engineers within the business
  • Ensure the checking and reviewing of engineering designs and deliverables
  • Undertake discipline specific analysis and design
  • Produce viable technical solutions, within the scope of a design brief
  • Produce project deliverables
  • Specify and co-ordinate the use of materials and systems
  • Design using relevant design codes and supplementary information
  • Input on construction techniques and solutions
  • Input on relevant environmental and sustainability issues and legislation
  • Input on relevant statutory legislation
  • Input on relevant construction and contract law where required
  • Input into project procurement routes
  • Carrying out site visits and surveys

Project Finances:

  • Ensure delivery of the project within the allocated budgets, programme and client’s expectations
  • Responsible for Monitoring and Reporting on project profitability
  • Responsible for agreeing additional fees for variations and additional scope
  • Responsible for updating Project Director of billing requirements

Team Management:

  • Input into weekly project programming at team meetings
  • Input into resource forecasting (time and cost) at team meetings
  • Maintain resource forecast for your projects referring issues to Associate Director
  • Liaise with Project Director on project performance

Business Development:

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining external peer level relationships
  • Support senior team where required in bidding new work
  • Support business development by maintaining project relationships



  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Relaxed and sociable office culture with regular staff social events
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Reimbursement of professional subscription and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Support in working towards professional status with relevant institution for the job role 
  • Refreshments and regular fruit snacks available at the office
  • Eyecare allowance - £150 towards test and glasses/lenses
  • Internal peer to peer training programme (Enquire Within)
  • Regular CPD Sessions held by external companies
  • Hybrid working 
  • Core hours
  • Time off in lieu scheme
  • Company performance related bonus scheme
  • Voucher scheme through Extras and Employee Assistance Programme - save up to 15% at over 100 retailers
  • Season ticket loans
  • Recruitment referral bonus
  • Death in Service 4 x annual salary - from day one
  • One annual professional subscription paid for per year

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Full time

Application closing date: Friday, 29th March 2024

The successful candidate will be expected to work alongside more senior engineers on all stages of the structural and civil design of buildings and other projects. This will include initial scheme design of options, design development and coordination with other members of the design teams, detailed design calculations, assisting in the preparation of working drawings and details, together with site inspections.


Application process: If you would like the opportunity to join our team and have the right to work in the U.K., please write to us with your CV and cover letter at quoting the job reference SSENG-BHX-2024


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