Construction, Civil & Structural Engineering

Probe Technical Recruitment operates a specialist sector that operates solely within consulting engineering for the built and natural environment.  Our consultants have more than 20 years’ experience recruiting on behalf of the UK’s most celebrated and well respected firms of Consulting Engineers, ranging from small specialist companies through to large multi-disciplined groups.

We pride ourselves on attracting both top performers and career opportunities exclusively for this sector and our focus is senior and 'difficult to fill' design and management positions operating within the following sectors but not limited to:

  • Rail / Rail Bridges
  • Roads / Roads Bridges / Highways
  • Transport Planning
  • Buildings
  • Water
  • Power
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical

If you would like a confidential discussion surrounding strategic hiring for your organisation or your own career path we would be delighted to hear from you to determine how our services can assist you in finding the right solution so please call us on  0121 321 4311

 

Technical Support Technician – AutoCAD

We are working with an organisation that provides technology and state-of-the-art products to the Building Services industry, who are seeing a fast return to pre-pandemic levels of orders and requirements for their products from their European customer base. 

Supporting the Technical Estimating and Technical Sales Teams a Technical Support Technician is required to assist in the design scope out and planning for the quote phases of new projects and support all of the document and CAD related requirements that will ensure the correct installation of products on to a customer’s site. 

Technical Support Technician Salary Package:

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Working including Remote Working 

The role will be CAD centric with the ability to detail drawings for specific project installations, carry out and configure size and area dimensions and get directly involve in collating relevant information and test solutions documentation.

  • Producing Sales Quotes for customers from information provided by the internal Estimating and Technical Sales teams.
  • Support the quote and planning phases of projects by dealing with and answering customers queries, via telephone and email.
  • Support the estimating and sales teams with the rollout of new project initiatives to partners and customers. 
  • All CAD work will be carried out in 2D.

Requirements for a Technical Support Technician

  • A formal qualification in a Civil or Engineering subject.
  • Have a good proven working knowledge of Design and CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 2-year experience of working in a Technical Support or Estimating type of role. 
  • Excellent Administration skills (IT / MS Office)
  • A good understanding of the Building Services industry sectors)

This Technical Support Technician role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby, Lichfield, Leicester, Burton, Coventry, Stone

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are a well-respected employer within the engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Senior Site Civil Engineer to lead our sites services team, who support our 15-acre facility.   

Benefits: 

In return for your Civil Engineering / Site Management skills and experience, we offer

  • Starting salary in the region of £34K
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Senior Site Civil Engineer:

As a proven Senior Site Civil Engineer, you will be required to manage the planned and reactive maintenance activities of the site services team, whilst also undertaking statutory inspection for compliance across the facility. 

The role will see you managing a wide range of infrastructure based work such as brickwork, structural concrete, roadways, effluent & storm drains and general facilities maintenance such as carpentry and painting / decorating across our large and ageing facility that will see you not only manage remedial works but also work on new developments on site. 

Requirements of a Senior Site Civil Engineer:

  • You must hold a formal Apprenticeship
  • Formal qualification in Civil Engineering or a Construction discipline.
  • Proven background in managing small teams undertaking similar works.

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a single sited role, with an early Friday finish, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Senior Site Civil Engineer role is commutable from: Birmingham, Dudley, Smethwick, Wednesbury, Walsall  & Oldbury 

1999 – 2021 Celebrating 22 Years of Engineering Recruitment Excellence

 

This is a well-established multi-disciplinary business, with a diverse project workload. They offer work that is varied and interesting and challenging in its own right.

Key to the role, is the successful management of projects, management of a small team and meeting the client expectations.

This is an immediate requirement for a proven Chartered Structural Engineer, so client will move quickly for the right person. Client will also consider candidates who will be looking to relocate.

Company Benefits

  • Salary £48,000 - £58,000, dependant on experience
  • Payment of Professional Subscriptions
  • 30 days holiday
  • Christmas shutdown 

Chartered Structural Engineer Candidate Essentials

  • Chartered Structural Engineer with membership of the IStructE
  • 5 plus years UK work experience.
  • Experienced with multi-disciplinary consultancy detailed design work on complex engineering projects in residential, commercial and industrial sectors both for new build and modification. Design skills in a wide range of materials which must include a good design knowledge of concrete, masonry and steel.
  • Experienced with following good quality assurance practices including a good understanding of all relevant health and safety implications of design work.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior engineering staff.
  • Ideally, you will have MIStructE with 4 years post Chartership experience.

Company Software

The business currently utilises Microsoft office, AutoCAD, Revit, Tekla TEDDS, SCIA, IDEA Statica & 3D Max.

Chartered Structural Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will be experienced with providing management and support to junior engineers and or CAD support. 
  • You will be experienced in the cost-effective and efficient management of multiple projects and be successful in delegation. 
  • Responsible for the production of clear, concise and accurate professional reports, documentation and correspondence for both construction professionals and domestic clients.

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.

 

We have a position for an experienced Structural Engineer with a strong exposure to Tekla Structures, 3D Modelling, Hand Calculations and Structural Steel Applications.

We are working with a busy and long established multi-disciplined organisation that design, build and install a wide range of steel structure applications for the Industrial and Commercial industry sectors. (Steel Building Frames, Walkways, Floors and Stairs)

Structural Design Enginer Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £40,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Flexi Working Time 
  • Project Ownership

Their projects vary from small bespoke applications and additions, through to full scale build and the installation of new production and distribution facilities.

Based within the organisation is the Project Design Team, who are responsible for the concept design, planning and design for the build phases of programmes in direct liaison with all other relevant internal and external parties. 

The position is for a Structural Design Engineer to create solutions using 3D CAD Modelling Tools, Hand Calcs and Project Engineering abilities and to ensure a project can be realistically delivered on time, to scope and cost within the pre-agreed lead time of the order.

The ideal applicant will have experience using structural design and analysis software packages such as Tekla Structural Designer or equivalent.  AutoCAD skills and a general familiarity with 3D modelling software such as Tekla Structures / Advance Steel or equivalent would also be preferential. The ability to produce hand calculations and apply logical engineering judgement is also necessary along with an aptitude for solving problems. Strong experience within steelwork design is essential and applicants must also be familiar with the current codes of practice for steelwork design and manufacture.

Structural Design Engineer Requirements:

  • 2 Years Minimum direct Steelwork Industry experience within a 3D CAD remit environment 
  • Good experience of Structural Design using relevant software. 
  • Excellent Project Engineering abilities 
  • Good structural engineering principles  
  • Ability to check and cross reference designs and projects with Hand Calculations.
  • Willingness to travel to customers sites. 
  • Have a good understanding of Steelwork Manufacturing practises

This is a great opportunity to be part of a fast growing and expanding business, that support an equally growing fast growing industry sector.

Commutable from – Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Worcester, Kidderminster, Coventry, Redditch.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is a well-established multi-disciplinary business, with a diverse project workload. They offer work that is varied and interesting, which would suit a proven Senior Structural Engineer with 8+ years’ experience.

The Senior Structural Engineer will be Chartered MIStructE Degree Level 1st or 2:1. You will have Structural Appraisal experience and varied design experience in a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy

This is an immediate requirement, so client will move quickly for the right person.

Company Benefits on offer to this Structural Engineers Role:

  • Salary £38,000 - £48,000, dependant on experience
  • Payment of Professional Subscriptions
  • 30 days holiday
  • Christmas shutdown

Senior Structural Engineer Candidate Essentials

  • Experienced with structural appraisal of both commercial structures and domestic housing stock. Knowledge of regional geological conditions beneficial.
  • Design skills in a wide range of materials which must include a good design knowledge of concrete, masonry and steel.
  • Experience with Tekla Tedds.

Senior Structural Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will be able to provide pivotal support to the current structures team within a thriving civil and structural engineering practice. 
  • You will be experienced in the cost-effective and timely production of residential property surveys with additional expertise in wider structural surveying and be expert in the compilation and production of supporting reports/documentation.
  • An ability to write clear, concise, and accurate reports is essential.

This Senior Structural Engineer's role is commutable from: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Tamworth, Burton Upon Trent, Mansfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Piling Design & Estimating Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of pushing on further. This is a permanent full-time work from home role, with a couple of visits to the South East office per month, so the incumbent can be based any where within reason.

Piling Design Engieer Benefits:

  • Full time homeworking
  • £50,000 salary plus car allowance or company vehicle
  • 33 days holiday
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life cover

This senior Piling Design role is pivotal in the development of the South East Regional Office within the piling discipline. Substantial experience will be gained in CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast driven piles for a market leading specialist renowned for innovation and development.

  • Reporting to the Area Manager, you will cover all aspects of the regional piling work winning activities with a certain level of autonomy (depending on experience), in respect of pile design and technical sales including CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast Driven. Some overlap may occur with the Mini piling team in respect of technical support and sales, and liaison with other regions will be required in terms of sales intelligence, pricing levels and R and D.
  • This role offers much diversity in terms of work activities from design, through estimating, technical sales and then follow up, in a demanding yet extremely challenging environment working for a highly regarded specialist.
  • Piling Design will include bearing piles, tension piles laterally loaded piles and retaining walls. Design includes both tender and contract design and site redesign as required.
  • The individual will manage all incoming piling enquiries, including assessment of opportunities and allocation of tenders/designs and includes estimating, tendering and client interaction / negotiation to the point where orders are secured, and provide ongoing support throughout the life of a project if required.
  • There will be some work providing support dealing with site issues as and when these arise. This includes contract redesigns, rectification of design issues and liaising with external approving authorities and Engineers if required.
  • Reporting to the Area Manager the role should provide effective control of the Technical and Estimating element of the discipline ensuring compliance with the company management system and business strategy.

Piling Design Engieer Person Specification:

  • You will preferably be a Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Client is looking for proven Piling Design experience, CFA and retaining walls
  • You will be a solid, well experienced Piling Design Engineer. If required, the estimating side can be taught
  • Flexibility, attending the South East office a couple of times per month

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

This is your opportunity to join a UK leading business, who are very long-standing, well respected and continuing to lead the way in their industry.

From their Midlands HQ, they support clients across a multitude of industries, including Engineering, Rail, Construction, Energy and Material Handling.

Benefits Include:

  • £35,000 - £45,000 negotiable, dependant on experience
  • Monday – Thursday, 7:45am to 4:45pm, 2:15pm finish on Fridays
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Parking

Role Function

Reporting to the Head of Commercial, the function of this role is to assist in controlling, monitoring, recording and analysing costs and resources relating to company contracts and enhancing the value of contracts through effective financial control.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out contract reviews, conduct valuations and the pricing of variations
  • In conjunction with the Contracts Manager prepare and monitor client accounts, along with conducting measurements and surveying duties on site
  • Carry out cost value reconciliation’s (profit and loss), preparation of contract documents. Check job costings against quoted figures, chase agreement on prices
  • Development of knowledge relevant to contract conditions
  • Chase instructions and ensure we have received written instruction from Project Manager (authority signature). File manual site instructions and keep electronic filing folders
  • Meet with Client (QS) on weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis as project requires
  • Ensure applications are completed on time with Contracts Manager and are issued to commercial. Agree final account with Contracts Manager
  • Liaise with other subcontractors employed by the Company and negotiate with the client and members of the professional team. Calculate accounts and actively negotiate final accounts and payments

Candidate Specification

  • Good knowledge and understanding of construction & steelwork activity
  • Excellent financial and numerical skills and sound commercial awareness
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good communication and negotiating skills
  • Understanding of building law and regulations, contract law and health and safety law
  • Quantity Surveying qualification

Salary and Hours 

  • £35,000 - £45,000 negotiable, dependant on experience
  • Monday – Thursday, 7:45am to 4:45pm, 2:15pm finish on Fridays

Commutable From: Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, Hinckley

 

Benefits

Negotiable Salary (DOE), Homeworking, Car Allowance, Company Pension, Private Medical Insurance & Life Insurance

Role Overview

  • 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

Working Hours

  • 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