Design Engineer

  • Vacancy Title
  • Design Engineer
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Harlow
  • Closing Date
  • 01/06/2021
  • Job Description
  • Our Design team in Harlow are keen to hear from Design Engineers currently looking for the move that has potential to take them to the next level. With us you will gain exposure to working with high profile clients on our award winning projects. If you are an ambitious engineer who thrives in an energetic customer focused environment with caseloads that vary on a daily basis, we would like to hear from you!

    As Design Engineer you will be involved in the daily production and checking of temporary works design schemes, prioritising workloads to provide a 48-hour turnaround, whilst maintaining consistently high quality and accurate presentation. You will provide technical support, training and assistance to the sales team and customers.

    Our ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of the construction industry including the UK construction supply chain. We welcome applications from graduates looking for their first position in a design team as well as experienced engineers with a minimum of 2 year’s post-graduate experience with a strong background in geotechnical design as well as a good understanding of structures.

    The ability to use AutoCAD software is also desirable. We are looking for a keen eye for detail and an eagerness to progress and be successful in this role.

    About Groundforce ……

    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 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.

    Do you have the qualifications and skills to we are looking for?



    • Temporary works design experience is desirable but not essential
    • Degree level qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering is essential
    • Use of AutoCAD software
    • Use of Microsoft office suite
    • Some product knowledge is desirable however full product training will be given.
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Temporary works experience desirable
    • Appreciation of geotechnical design