We are looking for enthusiastic and professional Civil and Structural Engineering Technicians to meet our increasing workload in the residential housing market.
We currently have two positions, based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Both attract a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health insurance and a group pension scheme.
The positions complement our existing team of engineers and technicians, specialising in the provision of a full design service and advice on all aspects of highways, drainage and structural matters relating to residential and commercial developments:
Position 1. Civil Engineering Technician
- To prepare residential housing estate engineering layouts, detailing construction of roads and drainage to serve developments
- Liaising with Local Authorities to secure Section 38 and 104 Agreements
- Prepare off-site road improvement schemes and liaise with Local Authorities to secure Section 278 Agreements
- Liaise with client's office and site staff to deal with technical queries
- Knowledge of Microdrainage and PDS design software
- Proficient in AutoCAD
Position 2. Structural Technician/Engineer
- Assessment and interpretation of site investigations in order to provide a comprehensive and cost effective design, including concrete strength and protection
- Load rundowns of structures in order to provide suitable foundation designs (trench fill/strip)
- Assess site investigations and proposed levels
- Knowledge of NHBC Standard 4.2, Building Near Trees, in order to comply where appropriate
- Piled foundations - from pile layout calculate loads on piles, prepare pile and ground beam layout and detail drawings and schedules
- Other alternative types of foundations, reinforced concrete rafts, pier and beam
- Steelwork - an understanding of BS 5950, ability to design steel elements of a structure in accordance with the British Standard, both manually and using computer software
- Concrete - an understanding of BS 8110, ability to design concrete elements of a structure in accordance with the British Standard, both manually and using computer software
- Masonry - an understanding of BS 5268, ability to design masonry elements and detail
- Timber - an understanding of BS 5268, ability to design timber elements and detail
- Analysis of structures (from Architects working drawings): Application of NHBC Standards and Buiding Regulations in order to achieve a design suitable for NHBC/Local Authority submisison
- An understanding of BS 5977: Lintels, BS 6399 Wind Code and other British Standards
- Design checks on building elements (designs by client subcontractors) roof trusses, intermediate pre-cast concrete and timber floors, pre-cast ground floors and lintels
Preparation of reports to standard format.
Dealing with client queries and attending project meetings as required.
- Good understanding of how structures work
- Working knowledge of construction practices
- Understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act and its relationship to safe design
- Knowledge of design software - Tedds, Master Series and use of AutoCAD
If you are interested in either of the above positions, please send your latest CV to: Kazys@eschers.co.uk