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Sr. Structural Engineer

Laceco Architects and Engineers


Ref: SP061-02

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and standards, applicable laws and regulations; assist the Lead Structural Engineer in establishing/updating section policies and procedures
• Support the Lead Structural Engineer in providing inputs to the proposals department (e.g. man month requirements, potential number of drawings etc.) regarding the contribution of the Structural Section to projects
• Assist the Lead Structural Engineer in the evaluation of proposals submitted by sub-consultants during RFPs issued by Laceco in order to recommend sub-consultants to owners/clients
• Develop a thorough understanding of owner/client design requirements prior to the commencement of any design project; coordinate with the Lead Structural Engineer and other architects & engineers for further clarifications on design requirements
• Coordinate effectively with other architects and engineers throughout project lifecycles (planning, concept, preliminary, final etc.); review and understand their drawings and specifications to ensure that adequate provisions in structural designs are made based on the designs provided by the other sections
• Determine required structural component/material quality based on designs
• Establish design input values for the project’s calculation and analyses calculation output for accuracy and ensure compliances with the applied codes
• Provide drawing inputs to draftsman/Engineer
• Coordinate with team members effectively to ensure that all projects progress as planned in order not to cause project delays or budget over runs; ensure to update the Lead Structural Engineer with regards to progress in design
• Develop the structural design concepts in coordination with the Lead Engineer
• Lead, Develop / Review the schematic and detailed design including structural drawings, report, calculations notes and outline specifications
• Implement design solutions that contribute to sustainability
• Consult the Lead Structural Engineer for gaining any technical guidance as and when required
• Maintain continuous quality control on all drawings and Calculations produced under the section, ensuring that they adhere to Laceco quality standards (e.g. high standards of visual presentation, error free, properly dimensioned, x-referenced, Design in compliance with codes and regulations, safety, 0 errors in design etc.)
• Support the QS department in the development of the BOQ, project’s cost and specifications
• Assist on site structural engineers by responding to technical queries which they raise; assist site staff in verifying sample materials submitted by contractors (as and when required) to ensure compliance against ministerial requirements and specifications
• Attend site meetings (e.g. progress meetings, coordination and specially called meetings etc.) as and when required
• Remain abreast on changes in local ministerial requirements regarding structural systems
• Apply sound knowledge of the latest international codes and make use of engineering software (e.g. ETABS, STAAD, SAFE etc.)
• Coordinate with engineering software providers for support in determining values which are resulting in incorrect calculations being made for design purposes
• Remain abreast with scientific advancements in Structural materials, components and developments in codes of practices (both local and international and ensure their application to structural designs
• Protect the confidentiality of all designs within the section at all time
• Ensure all project support staff have assigned tasks and understand their project role
• Provide technical guidance and on-the-job training to design engineers, draftsmen and less experienced Structural Engineers


• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
• Professional accreditation in Design
• 10 to 12 years of experience with 4+ years in a similar role
• Certification/Membership of Society of Engineers
• Full proficiency in using Revit and/or BIM modeling software a plus

About the Company

Laceco is a multi-disciplinary team of architects, planners and engineers dedicated to solve the built environments toughest challenges. We specialize in planning cities and communities from the ground-up, designing landmark architectural projects and designing the infrastructure that connects them all. We’ve been doing so for over 30 years.

Today, Laceco has offices in Beirut, Dubai, Sharjah, Amman, Muscat, Cairo and Baghdad with a team of over 300 professionals and is supported by a wide network of specialized consultants. From the urban planning of entire city centers and districts, to the design of landmark architectural projects to large-scale environmental and infrastructure projects, Laceco is continuously growing in an ever-challenging social, cultural and economic context.

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