Website Perpetual Partnerships Ltd

Excellent salary package
Very flexible hybrid working arrangements


This is an excellent opportunity with one of the largest and fastest growing multi-disciplined consultancies in the world.  From their large network of UK offices, their established teams of Structural Engineering professionals, undertake a broad variety of projects across various sectors including defence, life-science, blue-light, higher education, commercial and retail.

Due to the continued success in securing significant new work in the northwest region, their Manchester office is seeking a technically astute and ambitious Principal Structural Engineer with demonstrable team leadership skills. The post will offer the successful applicant an interesting, challenging and varied workload as well as allowing them to develop personally and professionally, as an engineer.

About the role

As a Principal Structural Engineer, you will help to lead a technically diverse range of projects and will deliver innovative design solutions to a broad range of clients across multiple sectors. Forging a strong relationship with every client you will support the project Director and lead teams of engineers and technicians to deliver the project, providing structural engineering design, technical reports and managing the delivery of the wider team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the team to ensure projects are delivered within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Liaise with wider disciplines to coordinate design and manage specialist inputs/surveys
  • Undertake structural design (typically Eurocode & British Standards) in a variety of materials.
  • Undertake condition surveys and prepare technical reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to more junior members of the structural engineering team
  • Exercise a degree of autonomy in decision making related to the accomplishment of the team’s objectives
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation, regulations and site procedures or instructions
  • Assist in the contract administration of projects and ensure that time and budgetary requirements are met
  • Liaise with clients, architects, contractors and other consultants, as required

About you

Ideally, your portfolio will encompass a wide range of projects undertaking design in both steelwork and concrete.

Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Educated to degree level in civil or structural engineering
  • Chartered status with the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) or Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Experience working in a structural engineering consultancy environment
  • Experience in the use of structural engineering design software (ideally Tekla Structural Designer or SCIA Engineer)
  • Experience in the use of REVIT to interrogate models and preferably also AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of both British Standards and Eurocodes and their implementation
  • Experience and ability of working within project teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with clients, architects, contractors and other consultants, at all levels
  • Full UK driving licence


Our client has long recognised that their success is built on the expertise and dedication of their employees. They provide a collaborative and flexible environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity.

They offer a competitive salary, contributory pension, car allowance, health cover and a range of flexible benefits including discounted childcare and retail vouchers, travel insurance and variable holiday (renewable annually).

As part of the agile working approach, they encourage working how and when suits employees to achieve a balance that works for them.  They recognise that everyone’s needs and desires will be different.

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