Structural Engineer | 3+ years of experience

Posted 8 months ago
  • Analyse configurations of the basic structural components of a building or other structure;
  • Calculate the pressures, stresses and strains that each component, such as a beam or lintel, will experience from other parts of the structure due to human use or environmental pressures such as weather or earthquakes;
  • Consider the strength of various materials, e.g. timber, concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design;
  • Liaise with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction;
  • Examine structures at risk of collapse and advising how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure;
  • Make drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors;
  • Work with geo technical engineers to investigate ground conditions and analyse results of soil sample and in-situ tests;
  • Liaise with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound;
  • Apply expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures;
  • Use computers and computer-aided design (CAD) technology for simulation purposes.

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