Principal Structural Engineer Uk Visa Sponsorship

January 25, 2024
£35 - £45 / year

Job Description




A well-established engineering consultancy seeks a Principal Structural Engineer with previous experience in structural engineering, extensive design consultation experience in the UK construction industry, and strong commercial awareness.


SALARY: Competitive plus benefits.

LOCATION: Exeter, Devon – Support for those looking to relocate to the West Country.

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent.



We are seeking a Principal Structural Engineer with past expertise in structural engineering, design consultation in the UK construction industry, and strong commercial awareness.

Working as the Principal Structural Engineer, you will support the Director in managing the design group’s resources by adopting or delegating the function of Project Engineer and reviewing, checking, and guiding more junior members of the team.

The position of Principal Structural Engineer is ideal for an engineer who enjoys working on a variety of projects in both the commercial and public sectors. You will take a hands-on approach, utilising your knowledge of Eurocodes and current industry standards to provide technically sound, sustainable, and buildable solutions.

The company has four offices and roughly 100 employees. They promote collaborative working across all disciplines and offices, with the function allowing for substantial exposure to and engagement with other disciplines such as geotechnical, civil, and façade engineering teams.

Visit Exeter describes the city as “one of the most dynamic, attractive, and historically significant cities in England.” Join the Exeter team and enjoy easy access to the stunning countryside and World Heritage Jurassic Coast.





The Principal Structural Engineer must fulfil the following requirements:

  • A suitable bachelor’s degree (or similar) qualification.
  • Membership in a relevant professional body (such as ICE/IStructE). You may be striving towards chartership status or are already chartered.
  • Significant UK construction industry design consultation experience in a variety of sectors, including residential.
  • Ability to specify common material specifications using NBS create/building: reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, masonry, and timber.
  • Knowledge with Tekla and Revit would be advantageous.
  • Excellent commercial awareness and client liaison experience.
  • Extensive experience designing superstructures and foundations in accordance with the most recent codes of practice
  • Confidence in attending site visits, client meetings, and assisting with project finance management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and professionally.
  • Ability to produce clear and succinct technical reports.
  • Ability to mentor more junior coworkers.





  • 25 days of annual vacation plus bank holidays and the option to purchase up to 5 more days.
  • Employer pension contribution—matched contribution up to 6%
  • Payment of fees for applicable professional memberships
  • Health Cash Plan
  • The Employee Assistance Programme
  • subsidised social activities
  • Support for chartership and credentials, as well as a variety of CPD options.
  • Cycle/Tech/Shopping Discount Scheme
  • The company supports flexible working options and the demand for work-life balance. Any candidate who applies for a position with them can inquire about flexibility during an interview. In exchange, they will investigate what is possible for the role.
  • Financial relocation aid is negotiable.


The organisation is committed to providing equal chances for employment. They strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities in which they operate and serve, where employees feel valued and everyone has the opportunity to grow.

The company is a Home Office-licensed sponsor. Suitable competent and eligible individuals from outside the UK can be sponsored for this job role under the UK Points-Based Immigration System competent Worker route.



To be considered for this position, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team, who will review your information. CVs of job applicants who meet this condition will be submitted to our client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us, you are granting us express permission to forward your information to our Client for this purpose.

Job reference: AWDO-P11770.

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