Senior Structural Engineer

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Employment: Contract

Senior Structural Engineer - PMC - 6 Month Contract

Our International Project Management Consultancy client has a new requirement for a well experienced Consultant Structural Engineer to join their team in Abu Dhabi. Successful candidates will have strong Structural Engineering experience working on new build projects in a supervision consultant capacity for a recognised PMC / Consultancy business.

This role is available for immediate joining and is for an initial 6 month fixed term contract as an outsourced employee through J10 Consulting.

Key Responsibilities:

Structural Design:
• Collaborate with architects and other engineering disciplines to develop structural designs that meet the project's requirements, including safety, functionality, and aesthetics.
• Analyze and calculate loads, stresses, and forces acting on the structure to determine appropriate materials and design specifications.
• Use computer-aided design (CAD) software and other engineering tools to create detailed structural plans and drawings.

Code Compliance:
• Ensure that all structural designs and construction methods comply with local building codes, regulations, and industry standards.
• Obtain necessary permits and approvals from relevant authorities for structural aspects of the project.

Feasibility Studies:
• Conduct feasibility studies to assess the structural viability of potential real estate development projects.
• Provide input on the cost estimates, timelines, and technical challenges associated with structural aspects of the project.

Structural Analysis:
• Perform structural analysis using software and analytical tools to simulate how the building or structure will behave under various conditions, including loads, earthquakes, and environmental factors.
• Identify and address any potential structural weaknesses or issues.

Material Selection:
• Select appropriate construction materials, considering factors such as strength, durability, cost, and environmental impact.
• Specify material quality and procurement methods.

Construction Oversight:
• Collaborate with construction teams to ensure that the structural design is implemented correctly during the construction phase.
• Conduct site visits to inspect ongoing construction, identify any deviations from the design, and provide solutions.

Quality Control:
• Implement quality control measures to verify that construction materials and methods meet the required standards.
• Perform structural integrity tests and inspections as necessary.

Budget Management:
• Assist in developing and managing the structural engineering portion of the project budget.
• Provide input on cost-saving measures without compromising safety or quality.

Risk Assessment:
• Identify potential risks and challenges related to the structural aspects of the project and develop mitigation plans.

Communication:
• Maintain clear and effective communication with project stakeholders, including architects, contractors, project managers, and clients.
• Provide regular updates on the progress and status of structural engineering activities.

Documentation:
• Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, including engineering reports, drawings, specifications, and records of structural design decisions and changes.

Requirements:
Senior Structural Engineer Experience:
• Degree qualified in Civil or Structural Engineering. Minimum BSc
• Minimum of 8 years experience with at least 2 in a recognised consultancy company
• You will have demonstrable experience of delivering projects from concept through completion in a multi-disciplinary and/or multi-office project execution environment for a recognised consultancy in the GCC
• You will be an experienced user of structural engineering software including CSi ETABS, SAFE, SAP2000, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, STAAD, Prokon in addition to in-house spreadsheets.
• You will have a solid background knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software, with ability to carry out coordination through Revit.
• You will have the ability to undertake structural inspections and report on material and construction defects and provide guidance for remedial repairs.
• Preference will be given to a Chartered Engineer with IStructE (or working towards it).
• A can do, hands on approach, able to work well under pressure and prioritize workload to meet project needs
• Willing and quick to adapt to project/team needs and learn from experience

ABOUT THE COMPANY

J10 Consulting are Construction Recruitment experts in the Middle East.

We help businesses and careers grow by delivering Temporary Contract & Permanent Contingency hiring solutions within Construction & Engineering in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait

J10 Consulting provide collaborative engagement and a deep understanding of both client and candidate requirements to cover temporary and permanent requirements across a number of vertical markets within Construction & Engineering.

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