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Senior Engineer, Structures

Salford City Council
Salford, Greater Manchester
Grade 4B, £44,428 - £47,420 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

We are looking for a skilled Senior Structural Engineer to join our in-house design team which is responsible for Salford’s bridge stock; design and inspection of building structures and to support in overall regeneration throughout the City. 

As part of the structures team, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Undertake inspections on highway assets
  • Perform structural assessments of highway assets in accordance with the DMRB
  • Assist in the lifecycle planning and asset management of the bridge stock
  • Design and deliver bridge maintenance schemes
  • Design new bridges and structures within the City
  • Undertake the role of NEC4 Project Manager
  • Act as the Technical Approval Authority for new highway structures in the City
  • Undertake the design of new buildings, or alterations to existing structures, across the authority’s building stock
  • Perform housing inspections and undertake condition surveys
  • Complete Building Regulations reviews to confirm compliance with Part A

Examples of recent schemes include:

  • Refurbishment of Lowry Footbridge located at Media City in Salford.  The bridge has a 96m span bow string arched structure, with 4No. 31m high steel trussed lifting towers to support the mechanical aspects of the lift bridge. The scheme involved a significant level of structural assessment, specification development, detailed drawings, contract preparation including relevant health and safety information. Contract administration will be undertaken in-house commencing in May 2023. 
  • Detailed design of a an Armco steel bridge infill scheme running 100m diagonally beneath the A580 East Lancashire Road. The works required the design of the steel arch (supported by specialists); reinforced concrete foundations; drainage alterations; and detailing of masonry to suit the historic aspect of the structure. The structure is located in a challenging location. All contract documentation was undertaken in-house and procured through Salford’s Highway Structures Framework Lot.  Works are due to start onsite in July 2023.
  • Early stage concept design of a new 70m span pedestrian footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. In relation to building structures the team has recently completed RIBA Stage 3 Design for a proposed £16M leisure centre together with significant alterations to another leisure centre from concept through to completion on site. The team is currently working on a £10m standalone building to support young adults including a new two level steel framed building; the scheme is expected to be delivered over the next two years. 

Role Profile 

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Learn, grow and develop as a leader

At Salford we’re committed to supporting our leaders to grow and from day one we’ll support you to succeed as a Salford leader through ongoing learning and development. This will include some core #LeadingSalford development and an immediate opportunity to gain a relevant leadership qualification. You can find out more here

About your benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes.  In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

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