Negotiable Salary (DOE), Homeworking, Car Allowance, Company Pension, Private Medical Insurance & Life Insurance
Client is looking to recruit an experienced Piling Design Engineer, to work within their estimating team, who is looking to progress their career, working within a homeworking role. As a business, they are committed to the professional development of their employees and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful and expanding business.
The teams principal objective is to identify new business opportunities by preparing design solutions, estimates and tender proposals for the delivery of a variety of piling disciplines that meets the customer’s needs and in accordance with the Company’s Sales and Commercial Strategy.
The role is design and estimating. You will need to be proficient in working with relevant design software and have an understanding of the estimating process. You will be expected to work from a bill of quantities or a set of drawings and any other form of enquiry documents a client will issue and provide piling designs and price estimates for everything from a one-off scheme to ongoing projects which will be completed over several months.
You will be required to follow a project through with any design requirements as the project develops or progresses.
You will be expected to have combined site experience with quantity surveying skills, commercial acumen and a mind capable of financial analysis.
This is a customer focused role that requires you to have the ability to engage with clients to determine their needs and articulate those requirements in order to provide a solution-based proposal.
Design and Estimating Skills Required
Interpret architectural engineering plans, blueprints and specification drawings to determine the scope of works
Check the tender requirements against the Company’s governance procedure and accordance with the Company’s Sales and Commercial Strategy to determine the most appropriate engineering design solution for the installation of sheet steel, driven or bored piles, etc
Prepare designs for fully embedded retaining walls, cantilever and propped solutions, bearing piles either bored driven or VCC using information supplied by the client or suitable generic engineering values for the soil strata present on site
In conjunction with the Contracts Manager, conduct site inspections for tender understanding, analysis of conditions, assessment of risk and identification of activities that may or may not be shown in the tender documents
Review contract conditions and incorporate the Company’s requirements within a written tender submission document
Liaise with client on an ongoing basis to determine progress of tender
Comply with stated Company policies and procedures relating to health and safety legislation
Essential Qualifications and Work Experience
BA Engineering / Civil Engineering – or equivalent in relevant experience
At least 5 years’ experience in heavy civil engineering
Minimum 40 hrs per week as dictated to meet the needs of the business.
The pressure and fixed nature of deadlines means some late nights may be needed. Overnight stays are rare, but you will need to travel to meet clients on site.
Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994
A Midland based busy company with a current strong order book into 2021, are seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with ideally 8 - 10 years exposure of Material Handling moving Machinery Design, with the ability to use both 2D & 3D CAD.
The position will be part of a lively small project team that are responsible for designing and building one-off and bespoke material handling equipment that normally combines both static and moving part machinery and fabrications.
The right candidate will have had recent experience with sheet metal forming and fabrication, structural and machinery design and have a good working knowledge of incorporating motors and moving parts into designs.
The industry sectors supported, vary between Industrial Laundry, Distribution, E-commerce and Automotive and the small project team will get involved in the complete project life cycle of each programme and order.
Mechanical Design biased – 2D & 3D CAD (Ideally Solidworks, Solid Edge, Inventor or similar)
8 – 10 Years’ experience working within a materials handling or bespoke moving machinery background
A good understanding of mechanical principles and working to set engineering standards
A good knowledge of manufacturing and assembly techniques with different materials, particularly folded, welded and punched sheet steel.
A good appreciation of electrical and controls systems within automation to enable collaboration with specialists in these fields (No electrical circuit or control system design is expected from the candidate).
Some good project engineering ability and good exposure of taking projects from concept through to production.
Good working experience of Design Quality and Bill of Materials and Design Changes
A candidate who is generally interested in mechanical engineering
A good team and project player, who is happy to adapt and support projects
A strong proactive attitude and self-motivated
A natural problem solver
Able to remain focused, professional and calm during demanding and challenging projects
Willingness to support projects with extra hours when needed