Cumbria – Senior Engineer

Westlakes Engineering is an independent civil and structural engineering consultancy, operating across a range of markets from our offices in Cumbria, Lancashire and Manchester. With more than 60 people across the business, Westlakes offers you a chance to be involved in a range of opportunities which will enable you to further develop your career along a path that suits you, including development of your technical skills whilst also expanding your commercial and leadership skills.As we are an SME, you’ll never be far from the action, working closely with our clients and being given access to early opportunities to drive your career forward such as opportunities to manage your own projects and develop your own client relationships.

We value our people, benefits include a competitive salary and benefits including support and training to develop your career through professional accreditation, generous employer pension contributions, 24 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, Life Assurance and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

As a result of future workload, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior civil & structural engineer to join our team in Whitehaven, Cumbria. This team works predominantly in the nuclear sector, undertaking projects for a range of clients from concept, through to supporting partners in demolition, including both design and assessment work. It is an opportunity to develop your career in a thriving industry with long term prospects, whilst enjoying the benefits of living on the doorstep of the Lake District, enabling an excellent work-life balance. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours.

Responsibilities will include:
• Carrying out detailed and construction designs for multi discipline design projects.
• Analysis and design using engineering software such as STAAD and TEDDS as well as producing hand calculations.
• Preparation of Calculations, CDM activities, Basis of Design, Material Specifications, Scopes of Work & Technical reports.
• Capability with and application of current standards (Eurocodes and British standards)
• Structural assessment of existing structures including concrete and steel

• Batchelors or Masters Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, actively working towards Chartership.
• Experience in the design and assessment of structures in reinforced concrete and steelwork.
• 4- 7 years’ experience in engineering design, ideally within a highly regulated industry.
• Ability to deliver projects to clients to high technical standard and within required timescales.
• Able to guide and influence other engineers regarding technical, timescale and commercial issues on project
• Work as part of a team of Engineers on technical works including originating and checking designs.
• Please note that this role and any offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of security clearance. This includes – but is not limited to – identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks. Any offer would be conditional on you being able to provide documentary evidence of your right to live and work in the UK.