Design Engineer - structural/civil

  • Vacancy Title
  • Design Engineer - structural/civil
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Morley, Leeds
  • Closing Date
  • 25/06/2021
  • 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 currently looking for a Major Projects Design Engineer to join our Leeds based design team to produce temporary works design solutions on a variety of projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.

    With a primary focus on the structural design of temporary works solutions for excavation and basement propping, you will be responsible for developing safe, cost effective and practical solutions that will help reinforce our market leading position and pursuit of technical excellence. You will be working on the designs from concept through to completion on site, utilising existing products and designing bespoke items where necessary.

    You will be a strong communicator and a team player, looking to work collaboratively between the various business functions, you will provide support to our Project Teams and Sales Engineers, whilst developing successful working relationships with contractors, consulting engineers and temporary works engineers. Good organisational skills are essential to manage numerous projects with multiple stakeholders.

    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
    • postgraduate experience working within a civil/structural engineering environment
    • Familiarity with the structural design of steel.
    • Knowledge or experience of design to Eurocodes is desirable
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD software including Revit is desirable
    • Use of Microsoft office suite
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Temporary works experience desirable
    • Appreciation of geotechnical design
    • Some product knowledge is desirable however full product training will be given.

    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.