Senior / Principal Civil and / or Structural Engineer

We are currently looking to expand the team in our new Manchester office and are looking for someone to come in a make their mark.

As part of a small (but ambitious) team, we are looking for a well rounded person with the enthusiasm and motivation to grow into an expanding role, supporting our technical delivery.

The ability and desire to lead multi-disciplinary projects is a key part of the role, in which Link would fully support this adaptable person in their development across a range of disciplines, sectors and clients.


  • Recent consultancy experience in the North West preferred
  • Masters degree in civil and / or structural engineering desirable
  • Chartered or close to chartered with ICE or IStructE.

Skills and behavioural attributes needed

  • Willingness to understand and engage in multiple technical disciplines;
  • Drive to help the company expand;
  • Ability to communicate openly and clearly with colleagues, clients and third parties;
  • Taking personal responsibility for high quality work delivery and be organised to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Demonstrating a passion for engineering;
  • Comfortable within a hardworking and supportive team environment;
  • Ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to continually learn and develop.

Responsibilities include

  • Taking technical ownership of the production of drawings, calculations, reports and design documents produced by self, or coordinating and reviewing work produced by others;
  • Independently using appropriate design / analysis software including CAD;
  • Analyse technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions;
  • Solving engineering problems;
  • Familiarity with design guides and standards;
  • Knowledge of the designers responsibilities under CDM(2015);
  • Following and contributing to Link Engineering procedures for completing work to the highest standard and adding value to the schemes we deliver;
  • Identify and manage risks within your area of responsibility;
  • Supporting other team members in their technical development;
  • Attending site visits to review project constraints and the construction process;
  • Leading and managing delivery of appropriate projects, liaising with clients and third parties;
  • Capable of presenting and discussing technical solutions with technical and non-technical parties;
  • Internal project management including resource planning and financial control;
  • Identifying and responding to project commercial risks and opportunities;
  • Developing fee proposals and project cost estimates;
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing and prospective clients;
  • Investing in personal development;
  • Upholding and assisting with the development and implementation of company policies and procedures;
  • Helping to promote the business and explore business development opportunities 

This is a new role and as such the successful candidate will be involved in shaping it to support the growth plans of the business.

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