Civil & Structual Design Engineer

Cordant Technical and Engineering
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil & Structural Design Engineer - Alfreton, Derbyshire - £40,000 - £50,000 + Company Car + Business Mileage Fuel Card + Pension + Private Health Insurance - 25 (+ 8 days bank) Holiday

The Company

Our Client is a Tier 1 utilities contracting company. They specialise in providing services to blue chip electricity, gas, rail, telecommunications and water businesses. You would be joining an internal consultancy team providing design and estimation services to both internal (ie. their ICP division) and external customers (ie. DNOs).


The successful candidate would report into the design manager and undertake substation civil and structural design up to and including 132kV for Independent / Private Network Connections (ICP) and UK DNO's including UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution and Northern PowerGrid.


Coordinate project requirements at design stage with our civil, electrical, protection & control designers.

Interpret geotechnical surveys and undertake structural calculations from first principles.

Undertake temporary works design and associated structural calculations.

Foundation design including reinforced concrete

Design of substation buildings

Design of access roadways

Design of security fencing systems

Design of surface and foul drainage systems

Undertake structural design / calculations

Ensure that the law is complied with at all times, including Electricity at Work, H&S, ESQCR and CDM Regulations.

Have an excellent working knowledge of the plant and systems utilised on electrical infrastructure projects covering substations (secondary distribution up to 132kV), underground cable installations up to and including 132kV and overhead lines up to and including 132kV.

Understand the standards and specifications used within the industry.



Have a detailed understanding of how power systems are constructed, operated, maintained and decommissioned.

Have a working knowledge of the CDM Regulations 2015 in relation to the role of the Designer.

Have existing civil and structural design experience with regard to DNO networks operating up to 132kV.

Able to demonstrate ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge for changing technological advancements in energy service provisions.

Working knowledge of the appropriate UK legislation and standards.

Ideally be a corporate member of the ICE and working towards CEng status.

The ability to take an outline project scope document, review and understand how this translates into the detailed design requirements.

Possess a flexible approach to overcoming difficulties and getting the job done.

Provide mentoring to junior engineers.

Ability to analyse, take ownership and solve problems.

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Fully proficient in the use of a proprietary CAD systems, i.e. AutoCAD / MicroStation

Able to build and maintain strong external relationships.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent time management skills and flexibility.

The ability to demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.


£40 - £50k (DOE)


Possible nights away

Company Car/ Car Allowance

Great company benefits

Great Training and Support offered for career development

Key skills/Other job titles - Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical, Utilities, Substation,

Location - Alfreton, Derbyshire

If you are interested in this position or would like to know more, please forward your CV or contact us in the following ways:

Josh Whiting on or


Cordant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.