Chartered Senior Structural Engineer

Chartered Senior Structural Engineer

North Wales Caernarfon base


In range of £40,000 – £50,000, depending on experience

Working hours
Full-time 37.5 hours a week

Datrys is a friendly, forward thinking and progressive company with offices in Caernarfon and Mold. We are looking for the right person to make the most of the opportunities for further responsibility in this role for commercial, client and staff management as well as ongoing technical development and so make a real contribution to developing the business.

Datrys has ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations.

To sustain our increasing workload, we would like to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Structural Engineer to work in either our Caernarfon or Mold Office to contribute to the delivery of our Business Plan growth targets.

This is a great opportunity for a chartered structural engineer with significant experience (a minimum of 5 years’ post-graduate working in an engineering consultancy environment) to take their career to the next stage. You will be responsible for the delivery of our projects to include scheme and detailed design, calculations and management on a variety of engineering projects as well as developing the client management/commercial side of the business and leading/developing other staff.

About Datrys

  • Well established, growing independent business
  • Expertise in the fields of civil, structural and geotechnical engineering consultancy services
  • Perfect sized company for an engineer to make an impact
  • Variety of projects to work on.

Job Description

As a Senior Engineer you will be chartered to MIStructE or MICE. Taking responsibility is a given and you will have the opportunity to work on a varied range of projects and deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. This is a hands-on role seeing a project through from start to finish. There is the potential for developing on the client management, commercial and marketing side of the business.

Key duties will include:

  • Project management to include preparing quotations, invoicing and responsibility for the commercial success of projects
  • Communicating directly with clients, developing client briefs & attending project meetings.
  • Management of production of technical documents by other team members
  • Mentoring, developing and managing staff
  • Developing schemes and proposing engineering solutions for projects
  • Verifying design calculations and drawings done by other engineers and technicians
  • Producing concise technical reports in line with clients’ expectations.
  • Visits to site to represent the company and carry out investigations and monitor construction
  • Development of engineering design and details in accordance with project brief
  • Preparation of calculations, written reports and specifications.

Person requirements

We encourage our staff to demonstrate a passion for design, drive and motivation, an interest and a willingness to learn and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent service to our clients. You’ll be a good team player with good interpersonal skills who is keen to make a positive contribution to the work environment. As a key member of the team, you’ll be motivated to and capable of leading/supporting other team members and demonstrating excellent customer care.

You will have:

Skills and Experience:

  • A (near) chartered structural engineer
  • a degree/MEng in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • technical design excellence and detailed understanding of relevant Eurocodes, British Standards and Building Regulations
  • a strong IT bias with experience in using modelling, analysis and design software and preferably with experience in use of Revit
  • at least five years’ experience of working in a UK engineering consultancy
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with clients, other members of the team and produce well-written, concise reports
  • experience of managing and mentoring a team of engineers and technicians or a strong interest in developing in this area.
  • You must be currently resident and eligible to work in the UK and have a full UK driving licence.


  • Planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving
  • Flexible to the needs of the business, and clients’ changing requirements
  • Dedicated to the delivery of projects and the development of the team and business as a whole
  • Committed to working collaboratively and to contributing actively to leading and developing team members.

In return, we offer the following:

  • A competitive salary
  • Holidays – starting at 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • An interesting and varied workload
  • A supportive and friendly team
  • Technically challenging projects that will stretch and challenge your skills
  • Significant opportunities to develop and apply commercial, marketing and management skills
  • Professional membership fees will be paid by the Company
  • Parking permit
  • Rewards Gateway Package

Datrys is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitable candidates including those looking for flexible working options.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV together with a covering letter telling us about your background, why you are interested in the role and what you will bring to Datrys, by email to



Caernarfon: 01286 671027

Mold: 01352 706205



Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Approved Employer
Approved to operate the ICE training scheme