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Design Engineer (Scaffolding)

Job Title: Design Engineer (Scaffolding)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 30000 - 40000
REF: Deseng-Brist
Contact Name: David Stevens – Managing Director
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client is seeking to employ an experienced Design Engineer to add to their team based in Bristol. Our client is a global blue chip leader in the construction infrastructure sector providing various related services to their clients. With an impressive turnover and profit ratio they are growing at a healthy rate.  The ideal candidate will have a background in all aspects of Scaffolding for commercial based projects.

 Purpose of Role

The ideal candidate will provide designs and engineering advice and support to the operations and business development teams. The key areas will be as follows:

  • Provision of workable, practical and economical engineered solutions with accurate calculations within the deadline required
  • Production of clear and accurate drawings, which maximise the businesses chances of winning the Customer’s work.
  • Compliance with legislative and Company policies and requirements on health and safety.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess customer’s requirements through site visits and /or the customer’s schedule to provide a value engineered solution.
  • Produce drawings to customer requirements or by converting estimating drawings, providing accurate calculations, ensuring drawings comply with legislative and company requirements and procedures
  • Attend customer meetings to present solutions and discuss proposals
  • Provide briefings on drawings to the operations team. Provide advice and support during erection process on engineering issues
  • Oversee the erection process from an engineering viewpoint including conducting site visits to inspect complex structures to ensure they are constructed to drawing/design
  • Ensure that designs are in line with health and safety, produced with safety of erection and any perceived hazards clearly identified and noted on drawings
  • Revise drawings or advice if required according to changes in the customer specification or site conditions
  • Ensure that all administrative tasks are carried out efficiently
  • Ensure familiarisation with best practice and industry guidance and implement as appropriate
  • Provide support to the training and coaching of new members of the design team
  • Support and promote a team culture and company values

Qualifications & Experience

ONC or Degree in Construction or Civil Engineering

  • Relevant experience of construction design, including Access Scaffolding.
  • ONC or Degree in Construction or Civil Engineering
  • Relevant experience of construction design, including Access Scaffolding.
  • Basic / intermediate structural engineering knowledge
  • Maths / trigonometry and general numeracy skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • AutoCAD skills essential
  • Ability to read and understand engineering plans and section details.


  • Car allowance  - £520 Per Month
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension up to 6%
  • Life Cover – up to 8 times salary

If you feel you have the right skills and attributes to suit this role, please send your CV for the attention of David Stevens on call our office on 01543 629090