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Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

Salary Negotiable DOE

Location Dover

Working Week / Hours




My client who connects trade, travel, visitors, and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, smart, sustainable and tech-enabled port.


As an international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, they handle £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes millions of passengers. Every trade, travel and visitor experience is an opportunity for connection and exchange. Our operation requires a dedicated team of people working in a diverse range of roles. We are committed to developing the skills and industry knowledge of our employees to enhance performance and support the achievement of our business objectives.

Job Summary

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about playing a critical part in keeping the Port running smoothly. This role would suit someone with experience of undertaking detailed calculations, and who is ready to develop broader skills and to act as a technical advisor to the business, under supervision of a Senior Structural Engineer.

- Design and assessment of a fascinating variety of structural types (e.g. bridges, jetties, quays, roadways, mooring equipment, office and security buildings, industrial units and so on), ranging from heritage assets to the modern development.

- A strong network of expertise within the team will support you to increase your skills and confidence in areas where you are less experienced.

- Collaborate with our engineers and stakeholders to ensure designs, specifications and drawings meet consistent high standards.

- Help manage a programme of inspections, working in partnership with in-house inspectors and external specialists, to make recommendations for maintenance to maximise the lifespan of our assets.

- Management of small projects working with contracts, managing budgets, programme, risk, and ensuring projects are delivered safely.

- Assist with developing long term structural strategy for the Ports key assets including berths, piers, quay & seafront walls.

Skills and Qualifications

·        BEng/MEng and working towards Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Structural Engineers

·        Previous relevant experience of undertaking structural designs and calculations to applicable structural codes/standards. Previous design experience could be related to buildings, highways or maritime structures.

·        Effective communication of structural concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

·        Understanding of CDM regulations

·        Hold a valid UK driving licence


·        5 weeks annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)

·        Generous contributory pension scheme

·        Discretionary annual bonus scheme

·        Private Health Care

·        Life assurance

·        Employee assistance programme

·        3rd party discounts

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Benefits and reward platform

·        Free Parking

·        Employee volunteering scheme

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years) and there will be a pre-employment medical including a Drug and Alcohol test. We need to satisfy your Right to Work in the UK.

Please be aware that all employees will be subject to background security checks in order to obtain a Dock Pass.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone is looking after each other and respected, included and able to perform at their best.

We are happy to discuss flexible working where possible.

Interpersonnel Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency for our client for this particular role. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search 

We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. All our current vacancies are on our website


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