Graduate / Junior Structural Engineer

Job Title: Graduate / Junior Structural Engineer

Department: Projects

Location: Stafford, Head Office.

Principle Purpose of Position:

To support the Structural Engineer in their role of providing technical support and assurance to the growing business, across all product ranges. This will involve both independent work and collaboration to produce site or item specific calculations, to guide the design process. The successful candidate shall work both on live Projects and upon Product Development, to enhance our current product range. Value Engineering exercise will also be undertaken.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To provide a range of calculations to support our design proposals, to identify necessary amendments and to assess impacts to the proposed solutions.
  • Undertaking integrated modelling, preparing calculations, reports, specifications and drawings.
  • Provide input into risk assessments and method statements/O&M manuals as appropriate.
  • Task management and delivery to the highest standards, demonstrating all round technical competence and financial awareness.
  • Prepare client and project proposals, including feasibility studies.
  • Production of Internally & Externally facing Reports.
  • Support the Westgate Global Product/Materials Testing Programme.
  • Requirements to attend occasional site meetings and site inspections.
  • Support the production of Temporary Works Designs and Design checks.
  • Support work winning activities and the estimation team by ensuring the suitability of our proposed products and solutions for a potential client’s site environment.
  • To contribute to the standardisation of our products, as part of a development team.
  • To undertake tasks and projects as allocated by the Structural Engineer.

Skills

  • A solution-oriented approach to tasks
  • Team player working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • High attention to detail
  • Proactive in addressing problem issues, presenting and pushing solutions.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with colleagues and clients.

Qualifications

  • Required: Must hold a valid UK driving licence.
  • Required: Degree or equivalent in either Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • Support towards Chartered Status will be provided.

Experience

  • An ability to apply BS Standards Eurocodes to design applications.
  • Experience of designs using different materials – steel, concrete and timber desirable, including familiarity with connection designs for these materials.
  • An existing ability to provide wind loading calculations and to predict their effect upon proposed structures would be highly desirable, with experience in other loading codes for snow and imposed loadings advantageous.
  • Fully IT literate with experience of structural design software packages and AutoCAD.

Benefits:

  • Friendly working environment with strong employee engagement, and automatic enrolment onto company bonus scheme (after probationary period completed).
  • On-site free staff parking
  • Automatic enrolment into our contribution workplace pension plan and Medical Insurance Scheme (dependent upon eligibility)
  • Automatic enrolment into our BUPA Employee Assistance Programme

Please Note: Right to work in the UK is required.

About Us:

Westgate Global are market leaders in industrial/commercial partitions, hoarding and temporary buildings. Servicing the UK, Europe and beyond, we work with many large brands across a wide range of progressive sectors.

With over 45 years’ experience delivering solutions from consultation to completion, we work together and use our combined expertise to provide the right solution to our customers’ problems. We are diligent and dedicated to product quality, performance and service excellence, with a sustained focus on enhancing customer and employee satisfaction. We are also Great Place to Work® Certified 2024.

Recruitment Agencies:

At Westgate Global, we take a very-hands on approach with our recruitment efforts to find the right person to join our team. As we organise our recruitment in-house, any emails/calls from recruiters regarding this role will not be acknowledged.

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