Penguin Recruitment

£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits

Associate Director (Structural Engineering) Buildings


Ref MR403

Salary up to £70,000 plus benefits

This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Associate Structural Engineer to join a successful, well-established, civil and structural engineering Consultancy based in Oxfordshire. Our client is well-known locally for its innovative design solutions and the types of projects they would tend to get involved in would encompass residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use building structures.

Working as an Associate Director you will;

  • Lead and develop project teams, supervising and training engineers and technicians.
  • You will be closely involved in the mentoring, appraisal, and development of engineers
  • Liaise and attend meetings with clients, architects, subcontractors and other professionals whilst carrying out duties and at all times representing the business in a professional and courteous way.
  • Support teams to undertake site visits to monitor the progress of works against specifications and highlight issues to the contractor, client and/or (internal or external) project manager as necessary.
  • Check calculations, specifications, drawings and reports produced by others, in accordance with operational procedures and in support of technical excellence.
  • Promote design approaches that enhance the sustainability and minimise environmental impact of projects.
  • Ensure project designs comply with all relevant statutory requirements to deliver best practice

Key skills & experience required for this Associate Director role;

  • At least 7 years post-qualification experience in structural engineering design.
  • Chartered Structural Engineer.
  • Active client portfolio
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to develop new and existing client relationships as well as win new business.
  • A sound understanding of the finances of a structural engineering department, for example the ability to control bookings, to handle project finances, invoicing, WIP and provisions.
  • Good relationship builder.
  • A proven track record of successfully delivery projects and client satisfaction.
  • A good understanding of the UK construction market.
  • Proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate individuals.
  • The ability to think strategically and to solve technical problems.
  • Expertise in maintaining an overview of entire projects and supporting the focus on appropriate level of detailed design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant technical legislation and design guidance best practice.
  • Proficient in the use of design tools such as Tedds, Tekla, Revit, Masterseries
  • A passion for innovative design
  • Versatile, motivated and self-driven
  • Committed to technical excellence

For this Associate Director role our client is offering;

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Initial 25 days holiday (3 held for the Christmas period)
  • Additional holiday can be accrued in accordance with the number of years services, up to a total of 28 days
  • The option to bank, buy or sell holiday each year after one years’ service
  • Long service awards including additional days off and £500 cash award
  • Flexible working
  • Paid professional membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free loan for annual travel season ticket
  • Yearly flu vaccine
  • Eye tests paid and contribution towards glasses, if require for solely for VDU work
  • Regular CPD seminars held in house (with lunch provided)
  • Regular social events organised and funded by the company throughout the year
  • Free refreshments, including tea, coffee, juice and fresh fruit
  • Free on-site parking
  • Our client has a friendly and supportive working environment, which has resulted in good morale and a low staff turnover.

In order to discuss this Associate Director role and other similar roles in building structures engineering please call MIKAELA on 01792 365104 or email your CV to

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