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Kent Recruitment

Senior Civil Structural Engineer

Surrey, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior Civil Structural Engineer who will be responsible in coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and provides progress reporting for a project in accordance with the project plan. Typically supervises a team of civil/ structural engineers to address all discipline specific requirements within the project, or undertakes/ manages specialist studies / technology reviews. Has appreciation of multi-discipline engineering design activities. Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency. Supports the project management team in planning and identifying technical issues which could limit progress or impact project budgets. Supports the Civil/ Structural Group Manager with development of discipline engineers and ensuring technical excellence.

The Senior Civil Structural Engineer is typically accountable to the Lead/Principal Civil Structural Engineer or Project Engineer, depending on size and complexity of the Project. Corporate reporting line is to respective Civil Group Manager.

This is part of a recruitment drive during 2022 to develop and grow our Front End and General Engineering capability in the UK. We are seeking high caliber people for this key Engineering role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group will support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. Being confidently hands on particularly during 2022-3 as we grow, collaborative (including international workshare and teamworking) and committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team are some of the key qualities we are seeking.

We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working, for our team to develop an effective team dynamic within Engineering.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Typically works as a civil/ structural engineer reporting to the lead engineer on a feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC project
  • Can be technically responsible for an area of work and supervises preparation of specific deliverables
  • Supervising and checking the work of other engineers as delegated by the lead engineer/ group manager
  • Undertakes specific tasks/ area of work as defined by the lead/ principal engineer
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies and divergences from original proposal/ contract under the supervision of the lead/principal engineer
  • Participates in factory acceptance tests
  • Supports the preparation of the civil/ structural TDR and executes allocated tasks within the requirements of the project execution plan and TDR
  • Ensures compliance with Kent’s ISO accredited Quality Management System, and project specific procedures, guides and standards
  • In consultation with civil/ structural group manager takes responsibility for identifying own development needs and ensuring that agreed development goals are met taking due cognisance of project commitments
  • Performs related duties as and when instructed by lead/ principal engineer or group

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Masters Degree in Engineering
  • Chartered Status preferred
  • Related experience working for Engineering/Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry and/or Low Carbon Energy Transition industry
  • Exposure to consultancy, FEED/ detailed design and EPC projects
  • Knowledge of applicable international and industry specifications, standards and codes
  • Knowledge of safety and quality procedures and best practice
  • Activity scheduling and discipline priorities
  • Good coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Cost awareness
  • Proactive approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Multi-tasking / prioritising
  • Analytical and problem solving mind set
  • Good written and spoken Communication skills
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