Senior Structural Engineer

Job description

Senior Structural Engineer


Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality. Today Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality – and it’s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team.

The position is to be based in either our Milton Keynes or Birmingham office working within the Build to Rent team on sites across the South of the UK. There are 2 job adverts, 1 for each location, but only 1 position.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Site Appraisals

  • Supporting the land & development team in the review of potential sites. Identifying risks and opportunities.

Structural Schemes

  • Prepare alternative structural schemes for the company’s projects.
  • Specification, tender and management of Site Investigations to enable remediation proposals, foundation types and general arrangements to be established.

Condition Surveys

  • Undertake surveys of adjoining existing buildings and prepare condition survey reports.

Structural Design

  • Where applicable prepare, or assist in the preparation of, structural design calculations for submission for Building Control and where appropriate, other external bodies.
  • This will also involve producing design calculations and details for Project Technicians for producing construction working drawings.
  • Management of external Structural Engineers where programme dictates a requirement for use of consultants.

Attending Meetings

  • Attend site meetings with or without the principal engineer.
  • Attend design team meetings with or without the principal engineer.

Site Visits

  • Visit site on a regular basis, to help ensure that the works are being undertaken in accordance with the construction drawings.


  • Participate in the checking and approval of specialist subcontractors & suppliers’ fabrications drawings for compliance with the engineer’s drawings and design intent


  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of designer risk assessments for company projects.
  • Keep up to date with current CDM issues and recent developments.

About You

Ideally you will be a UK Chartered Structural Engineer or working towards it. You will be familiar with both residential and commercial projects. You will be able to work as part of a team and offer innovative and practical design solutions to the challenges of the role.

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