Senior Engineer

UK-based and able to visit our Dartford Design Centre 1-2 times/month with occasional visits to our offsite manufacturing facility at the Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction, Nottinghamshire.

Do you have the passion and drive to challenge and transform sustainability approaches in the construction industry?

  • Our Research & Development team supports the global Laing O’Rourke business through improving delivery, certainty and productivity, and advancing our reputation as leaders for innovation and engineering excellence.

What will the role look like?

  • We have an opportunity for a Senior Engineer with core structural engineering knowledge, Modern Methods of Construction experience and/or interest in concrete decarbonisation to play a key role in our sustainability strategy and transformation to an absolute zero-carbon built environment.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Comprehensive technical design or delivery experience within a civil or structural engineering role, ideally with practical experience of sustainability issues within a design and manufacturing environment.
  • Great communication and influencing skills, and the ability to critically analyse and challenge.
  • A keen interest in existing and emerging material technologies, and how to leverage these to evolve traditional practice.
  • Degree qualified in Civil / Structural Engineering, or other industry recognised technical or engineering qualification (e.g. HNC, HND, NVQ level 4) plus demonstrable experience in a civil/structural design or delivery environment.
  • ICE / IStructE or working towards chartership, with comprehensive design or delivery experience, or a post-graduate doctorial engineering or sustainability qualification.

About us:

We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it.

Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

Diversity & Sustainability:

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

We have set out far-reaching global sustainability targets including a commitment to achieve equal numbers of men and women amongst our global staff by 2033.


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