Hiring Graduate Structural Engineer

Graduate Structural Engineer

Giraffe Engineering is a dynamic and growing team of structural engineers working on a diverse range of challenging projects, from high-end residential (Best Individual New Home at the LABC National Awards 2022, Best Extension Project at the RIBA Southwest Awards 2021) to school and community buildings (The Arc Climbing Centre, Chippenham, NMITE Skills Hub, Hereford). We're constantly expanding our horizons, exploring new ways of delivering the best outcome for our clients and pushing the envelope on low carbon solutions and efficient structural design.

We're looking for a graduate structural engineer to join us on this adventure; to help deliver our growing project portfolio, and to be a part of shaping the future direction of the firm. We're looking for someone in their final year at university or 1-2 years post graduating.

The role will include:

  • Carrying out structural analysis in timber, masonry, steel, and concrete as well as exploring the use of non-traditional structural materials
  • Producing clear and comprehensive technical drawings in CAD, on PDF and by hand
  • Producing structural calculations to Eurocodes using first principles and multiple software tools including 3D modelling and finite element analysis
  • Attending site visits and design team meetings and developing your own professional relationships with a network of clients and designers
  • Managing your own time and workload responsibly, including working on your initial professional development on the journey towards chartership with the IStructE or ICE.

As the ideal candidate for this job:

  • You are highly motivated to succeed and passionate about structural engineering and low carbon design,
  • You are able to balance the needs of multiple projects and have good independent working discipline,
  • You are able to exercise your engineering judgement to find simple and efficient solutions.
We’re a tight knit team on a mission to forge a fun and vibrant company culture that we’re all proud to be part of. Other benefits of coming to work with us include:
  • Flexible working hours and flexible working location - part time home working is possible once you're up to speed with the working environment and able to work independently,
  • Relaxed company culture with minimal bureaucracy,
  • Great opportunities for career progression as part of our growing team,
  • Regular team social activities,
  • Free gym membership,
  • Free Spotify or Audible membership,
  • Free Headspace membership,
  • Team based performance bonuses twice yearly.
  • Competitive salary

If you are interested in applying or finding out more about this role, please email ralph@giraffeengineering.com, or give us a call on 01249 704524.



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