Senior Engineer -civil/structural

  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior Engineer -civil/structural
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Morley,Leeds
  • Closing Date
  • 23/06/2021
  • Job Description
  • Groundforce has built a reputation as a first class market leader by developing six core business elements. Each division was formed to serve the construction industry by offering specialist solutions in shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges and excavation training. A commitment to developing our vast product range means Groundforce’s customers can be certain of innovative products and a comprehensive service.

    We are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Engineer to join our Major Projects Team and assist with managing the Major Project team's design resources to ensure the production of high quality design outputs. The design team produce temporary works design solutions on a variety of projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.

    The role involves the daily production and checking of temporary works design schemes, prioritising workload to provide a 48-hour turnaround, whilst maintaining consistently high quality and accurate presentation.

    You will establish professional working relationships with senior industry engineers including temporary works engineers and estimators. At times you may also be required to deliver technical presentations to our customers.

    We will give you the scope to develop improvements and influence new initiatives to improve upon our design offering, ensuring we keep at the forefront of our market sector.

    Our ideal candidate will be keen to progress towards professional recognition with the ICE / IStructE. Groundforce operates an ICE Company Approved Training Scheme and encourage and support our engineering colleagues to achieve professional qualifications.

    Excellent holidays/pension/life insurance/annual performance related bonus scheme available.



    Candidate specification :



    • Degree level qualification in civil/structural engineering
    • We expect you to have a thorough knowledge of the construction industry including the UK construction supply chain
    • You will have 3- 5 years post-graduate experience with a strong background in structures and also a good understanding of geotechnical design
    • Leadership skills , the ability to develop people and yourself, coach and deliver upward feedback
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Temporary works experience desirable
    • Detailed product knowledge is desirable but not essential as training would be given
    • Working towards ICE professional qualifications or a desire to do so


    We understand that all continued success rests firmly with our employees, and at Groundforce we have an ethos of putting people at the very core of our business. To ensure our first class service continues, we offer excellent career support and development for all our employees and believe this positive approach ultimately drives success through to our customers.

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