CAREERS

OFFICE LIFE

We work in a relaxed studio environment with a friendly, open atmosphere. From interns to Partners, every suggestion is given consideration.

WORK HARD

We have high expectations of each other and work as a team to deliver things we’re all proud of. We encourage communication and for our people and our ideas to be challenged. Enjoying work is compulsory, a happy team works better together.

PLAY HARD

We’re a sociable bunch, we work hard but we know how to have fun too. Every year we have both a Christmas party and a Summer event. But that’s not all. With sporting sweepstakes, bake offs, Halloween socials and of course the obligatory Friday offload and unwind at The Fox.

GROW WITH US

Being part of a small, rapidly expanding business offers big opportunities. We have ambitious plans for growth and want to develop individuals within the business to grow with us. We invest in our people – providing both the technical and managerial skills and training needed to bring out the very best in the team.

If you would like to grow with us and be a part of our story, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us at joinus@solid-structures.com

Or apply using our quick and secure webform.


+ CURRENT VACANCY: CAD/BIM Technician

Flexible start date - could be early or late Summer 2018 to suit candidate.

In essence, we are problem solvers. We improve the construction process with the production of clear and certain instructions for the builder, whether that’s in designing a simple beam or a large site development.

We’re looking for someone who can bring that same focus when they join our young dynamic team.

You’ll be working in a professional design office and can expect to face a steep, but rewarding learning curve. In return we’ll give you the room to grow, and support will be available from our Directors when you need a little help.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to design engineers in the production of 2D drawings and 3D structural models.

Key Skills:

  • Confident working independently and problem solving.
  • A keen eye for detail and getting things right.
  • Good ability in using CAD.
  • Able to visualise in 3D.
  • Open to learning new CAD/BIM software programs and methods of working.
  • Bonus: previous engineering/construction experience and/or BIM software experience.

Requirements:

  • We are seeking a Student/Graduate who is looking to complete their studies early Summer 2018.
  • We believe in recruiting, developing and rewarding the best people. If you have ambition and drive, or if you believe that you have untapped potential, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role to joinus@solid-structures.com

Or click here to apply for the role online.


+ CURRENT VACANCY: Senior Structural Engineer

In essence, we are problem solvers. We improve the construction process with the production of clear and certain instructions for the builder, whether that’s in designing a simple beam or a large site development.

We’re looking for someone who can bring that same focus when they join our young dynamic team.

You’ll be working in a professional design office and can expect to face a steep, but rewarding learning curve. In return we’ll give you the room to grow, and support will be available from our Directors when you need a little help.

Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of a wide range of projects (residential, education, community and health, heritage, university and colleges) and procurement methods; traditional, design and construct contracts, framework contracts.
  • Resource allocation and management to ensure project completion to agreed deadlines.

Key Skills:

  • Able to tackle new situations/challenges through reliance on self. Belief that you can do it.
  • Good ability to sketch/draw by hand.
  • Good working knowledge of designing buildings in steel/ concrete/ masonry/ timber. British Standards and/or Eurocodes.
  • Able to prioritise the demands of various projects as well as completing individual projects.
  • Confident in talking to clients/ architects/ contractor clients. Agreeing realistic next steps and managing their expectations.
  • Able to successfully liaise with clients/ architects following an enquiry and prepare fee proposals for projects.

Requirements:

  • We are seeking a Chartered Engineer (or near Chartered) with 4-9 years experience.
  • We would also consider applicants for a part-time role on a per applicant basis.
  • We believe in recruiting, developing and rewarding the best people. If you have ambition and drive, or if you believe that you have untapped potential, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role to joinus@solid-structures.com

Or click here to apply for the role online.


Graduate Testimonial

“During my first year at Solid Structures I have been involved in a wide range of projects, from small residential developments to larger projects for schools and universities. I have been able to develop my 2D CAD skills and gain a better understanding of what is required in the development of structural drawings over the course of a project. As a graduate, I have also had the responsibility of creating and organising the 3D models for larger projects that have used BIM and must therefore ensure that the models and relevant drawings are continually up to date with the last changes. I have also been given the opportunity to take responsibility for producing complete calculation packages for a number of projects. This has allowed me to develop my engineering and problem solving skills. Working as part of a small team there is always someone around to ask for advice and guidance when needed.”

Josh Booth, Graduate started September 2014