Marine Civils / Structural Engineer (4+ years’ experience)
Location: Belfast

Marine Civils / Structural Engineer (4+ years’ experience)

This role will support our Marine Civil Engineering design activities. This role will report to our Head of Ports & Harbours and will be based in Belfast.

Role Description:

Your role will be predominantly office-based and will involve leading projects and working on analysis and design activities and supervising graduate engineers and technicians. Our order book has a healthy balance of marine structures, geotechnical interpretation and general foundation design for clients. Many of these projects are carried out as D&B designs for top-tier contractors.

You will be responsible for carrying out or reviewing structural designs, specifications, and the preparation of reinforced concrete detailing packages. This will include leading teams in the areas of retaining wall design, structural design and production of design reports.  The role may also involve inspection work on site and occasional site visits.

Key responsibilities will also include:

Marine / civils design including the design of retaining structures
Reinforced concrete design
Structural steel design
Supervising more junior staff
Preparing and contributing to design reports
Reviewing bar bending schedules and reinforcement detailing
Preparation of structural specifications
Foundation design
Slab and pavement design
Retaining wall design
Temporary works design
Structural Inspections

Expertise Required:

GDG are looking for a suitable candidate with prior capabilities working as a marine / structural engineer. The ideal candidate will hold a technical background within civil / structural engineering with 4+ years of relevant design experience, particularly in reviewing structural / geotechnical analyses, reinforced concrete detailing and material specifications.  Experience with marine civils structures is preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate shall have

Experience in working with retaining wall design software such as WALLAP, FREW and / or Plaxis 2D
Experience with structural software packages, ideally MIDAS
Experience of RC design and Steel Design
Experience reviewing reports and drawings
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English.

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development.

This is a full time, permanent position.
Salary is dependent on experience.

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All applications will be treated in strictest of confidence.