Career

Structural Engineer – Exeter office

Our Exeter office is recruiting for a Structural Engineer.

Ideally you will have 5+ year’s experience and be chartered, or working towards it, although exceptional candidates with lesser experience could be considered. 

A knowledge of steel, concrete, timber and load bearing masonry structures is essential and the ability to design to British Standards or Eurocodes.  Experience with computer software is desirable – notably TEKLA Structural Designer, Robot and TEDDS; and you will need to be an excellent communicator with a positive working attitude.

This is a permanent position and you will have the opportunity to take on a varied workload and be involved in all aspects of projects from scheme design, through to construction on site.   Typical projects include multi-storey framed buildings (steel and concrete up to 18+ storeys), commercial, educational and residential.  Have a look at the Portfolio page on this website for examples of the types of our recent projects.

This role offers a competitive starting salary, the chance to progress within the company and a company pension.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:  dawn.plant@simpsoneng.com

 

 

Apprentice Civil Engineer - Gloucester & Exeter offices 

Simpson Associates are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Civil Engineer to work from both our Gloucester and Exeter offices.

We are looking for a recent school/college leaver who lives locally to each office. You will need a strong maths background, ideally with a Grade B or above at A-Level, although exceptional candidates with lesser qualifications may also be considered. You must have a keen interest in CAD and a desire to progress a career in civil engineering.  

For the right candidate a 4-year day release degree course will be provided with all university fees paid for.

This is a permanent position and you will have the opportunity to take on a varied workload and be involved in all aspects of projects from scheme design through to construction on site.  Have a look at the Portfolio page on the company website for examples of our recent projects.

This role is offered for immediate start with an initial salary of £12,000pa, increasing with experience. This is an excellent opportunity to build a career in a rapidly expanding civil and structural engineering practice.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:  dawn.plant@simpsoneng.com

 

 

Senior Civil Engineer - Gloucester & Henley

Following a period of sustained growth we are seeking to recruit an ambitious Senior Civil Engineer to work from our offices in Gloucester and Henley on Thames. The candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Design of drainage, service, road infrastructure and earthworks on a broad range of projects that include industrial, commercial, residential, retail, health and leisure developments.

  • Preparation of associated drawings from concept stage through to construction.

  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Statements and Service Strategy Reports as well as design of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems from concept stage through to implementation.

  • Design and detailing of works associated with highway (s.278, s.38, etc.) and drainage agreements (s.104, s.185, etc) as well as other relevant consents / permits and negotiation of technical approvals.

  • Site audits and feasibility assessments.

  • Growing civil engineering expertise as well as  maintaining and developing Client relationships.

  • Management, leadership, support and coaching of other team members in undertaking technical work and report writing.

Key Skills & Experiences

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a civil engineering role and should hold a relevant degree.

  • Chartered or working towards Chartered Status.

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team in various disciplines and types of project.

  • High standard of written and oral communication

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience writing reports such as Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Statements, etc.

  • Experience preparing drawings using AutoCAD.

  • Experience carrying out design of foul and surface water drainage systems using MicroDrainage.

  • Experience carrying out vehicle swept path assessments using AutoTrack.

  • Experience using ground modelling software for the design of horizontal / vertical alignment, earthworks, etc.

  • Experience of negotiations with highway authorities, drainage authorities and Environment Agency.

  • Knowledge of national guidance such as Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, Manual for Streets, Sewers for Adoption, Building Regulations, etc.

  • Effective project and client management skills

  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines

  • Positive and enthusiastic approach

  • Proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to generate and apply ideas

  • Ability to develop innovative and viable solutions

  • Experience of managing teams

  • Sound commercial awareness

  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team in various disciplines and types of project

If you wish to apply for this role please send a covering letter and your CV to our Practice Manager, Dawn Plant - dawn.plant@simpsoneng.com



 

Structural AutoCAD/Revit Technician - Gloucester, Henley & London

We are looking for AutoCAD / Revit Technicians to join our experienced and expanding Structures teams in our Exeter, Gloucester, Henley and London offices.

The successful candidates should be team players with good interpersonal and communication skills and a proactive approach to their work. You will be working on projects that will include new build and refurbishment in the Residential, Education, Commercial and Industrial sectors.  Candidates must be flexible, motivated and enthusiastic.

Experience in the preparation of structural drawings and BIM Models with a sound understanding of engineering principles is required. Experience of Revit in a collaborative environment to BIM Level 2 and a good all-round knowledge of AutoCAD is essential.

Candidates will work under the supervision of a Senior Structural Engineer and CAD manager, and will be required to work in close harmony with external consultants.

We will provide an excellent remuneration package, a great working environment, and excellent opportunities for career progression. Relevant further training will be provided to suitable candidates.

The position could be permanent or contract and we would prefer someone who lives locally to each of the offices. Required immediately.

If you wish to apply for this role please send a covering letter and your CV to our Practice Manager, Dawn Plant - dawn.plant@simpsoneng.com

 

 

Transport Planner - Henley office

Following a period of sustained growth we are seeking to recruit an ambitious Transport Planner to work from our offices in Henley on Thames although exceptional candidates may be considered for roles in our Gloucester / London / Exeter offices. The Candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Project management of traffic & transport aspects of multi-disciplined projects including preparation of fee proposals, management of programme and budgets, liaison with Clients and other relevant members of the project team.

  • Growing traffic and transport expertise as well as  maintaining and developing Client relationships.

  • Management, leadership, support and coaching of other team members in undertaking technical work and report writing.

  • Preparation of Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Transport Statements.

  • Site audit and conceptual access feasibility assessments.

  • Preliminary and detailed design for highways, traffic and public realm schemes.

  • Traffic assessments and design of traffic improvement schemes & traffic calming.

Key Skills & Experiences

  • Chartered or working towards Chartered Status.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a Transport Planning role and should hold a relevant degree.

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team in various disciplines and types of project.

  • High standard of written and oral communication

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience writing Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Transport Statements.

  • Experience carrying out junction capacity assessments using current industry standard software.

  • Experience preparing drawings using AutoCAD and industry standard geometric design software packages.

  • Experience carrying out vehicle swept path assessments using AutoTrack.

  • Experience of negotiations with highway authorities.

  • Knowledge of national guidance such as Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, Manual for Streets, etc.

  • Effective project and client management skills

  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines

  • Positive and enthusiastic approach

  • Proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to generate and apply ideas

  • Ability to develop innovative and viable solutions

  • Experience of managing a traffic / transport team

  • Sound commercial awareness

  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team in various disciplines and types of project

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:  dawn.plant@simpsoneng.com