Principal Structural Engineer

Are you a passionate structural engineer looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to get immersed with delivering some of the world’s most stimulating projects and join a energetic, growing team who are at the head of sustainable design? If so, then this could be the perfect role for you based in the centre of Leeds.

Our client, who has offices across the country as well as overseas are currently looking for a talented structural engineer to join their team as a Principal Structural Engineer. You will be working on a wide variety of projects which include residential, commercial, hotel, leisure, and refurbishment. This really is not an opportunity that you want to miss!! 

What is on offer? 

  • A chance to build up a great portfolio, due to working on a variety of projects.
  • Support towards chartership. (ICE or IStructE – it’s your choice!
  • Benefits:
    • 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays.
    • Enhanced sick pay.
    • Profit bonus scheme
    • Life assurance
    • Enhanced pension scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme.
    • Hybrid working.


  • Lead and manage structural engineering projects, including design development, analysis, and documentation.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and project teams.
  • Collaborate with architects, clients, and other stakeholders to develop innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions.
  • Conduct structural analysis and calculations using industry-standard software and methodologies.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Oversee the preparation of engineering drawings, specifications, and reports.
  • Participate in client meetings, presentations, and project reviews.


  • MEng or BEng in Civil Engineering – or equivalent.
  • Minimum of nine years’ experience post graduate experience working  with at UK design consultancy
  • Be a Chartered Engineer with IStructE or ICE (or you’re currently working towards this).
  • You have a great understanding of the CDM Regulations and designer’s responsibilities.
  • Have great knowledge to show your experience of working with British Standards.
  • You’ve got excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deliver complex and technical information to engineers and non-engineers alike.
  • You’ve developed exceptional planning, organisational and time management skills, with the capability to balance tasks and prioritise to meet tight deadlines.

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Summary information

  • Location: Leeds
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Structural Engineer
  • Salary: £50,000 – £68,000
  • Published: February 8, 2024