Graduate Structural Engineer
Martin Evans Associates
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Graduate Structural Engineer

Martin Evans Associates
  • Full time Position
  • Sheffield (United Kingdom)
  • Published on August 4 2020
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Job description

Within the team of six people, you would be given responsibility from an early stage. Working directly with customers you will work on a variety of different projects and communicating your advice in a practical, common sense manner. Typical day-to-day responsibilities can include:

  • Visiting customer in their homes or visiting building sites as part of the structural design process
  • Reviewing architectural drawings and working with architects to agree technical solutions for building schemes
  • Preparing structural calculations and drawings
  • Discussing and agreeing methods of design or alternative approaches to particular design challenges with other team members and other stakeholders
  • Communicating with customers directly and frequently in order to get to grips with their requirements and helping to explain the engineering challenges involved
  • There is an opportunity to take on a high level of responsibility in terms of dealing with customers directly and building client relationships both of which are as important as preparing the necessary structural design details
About Martin Evans Associates

Martin Evans Associates provides expert structural engineering advice to homeowners, architects, property developers and builders in and around the Sheffield area. With over 20 years experience, structural design is the company's primary activity but it also undertakes structural inspections and prepares diagnostic reports in respect of building defects. Above all the aim is to help customers. Martin Evans Associates prides itself on being approachable, with a straightforward approach to daily design challenges, providing practical and innovative solutions and presenting engineering advice in simple terms. Design work typically includes advising in relation to new dwellings, loft and cellar conversions, extensions of all types, large and small, and simple knock-throughs. Whilst these are generally residential scale projects and may appear to be easy, that is often not the case. Each project is different because of the different needs of the people involved and understanding of customer needs goes hand in hand with appropriate engineering input, all of which can make a real difference to projects both in terms of delivering what the customer wants and buildability.

There is an emphasis on offering members of the team the opportunity to take on responsibility and work directly with customers - while you would initially be working alongside other senior members of the team, you would soon be expected to take responsibility for your own projects. The company has a team of hard-working technical staff all of whom want to help people. If you want to work in a close-knit team, where you will be empowered to share and develop your engineering expertise to solve problems in real people's homes, then this is the role for you.

The company have earned a good reputation and needs someone to help maintain this.

COVID-19 start details: you will be required to work in the office (following up to date government COVID guidelines)

Start date: September/October 2020

What we are looking for

  • Ceative; enjoy identifying and solving problems, paying close attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic and will be keen to take on responsibility
  • A confident communicator, able to speak concisely and directly with clients in an effective manner, backed up by the authority of sound engineering knowledge
  • A consultative mindset, listening to client requirements
  • Able to work independently, whilst having the confidence to ask for help when needed - it's a team
  • The ability to and confidence to present alternative ideas and solutions to customers and other members of the team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - Effective and accurate communication is as important as design.


A graduate in structural or civil engineering
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