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Do you want your work to really make a difference to people's lives? 

You can achieve this in the supportive and friendly environment at Structural Engineers Cambridge Ltd. Whether it be one of the myriad residential projects where your designs will be built within weeks of it leaving your desk, or a new learning facility for a school, a commercial building or even a historic building or piece of artwork which will last for many generations, your knowledge and talent will be the vital element that makes it all work.

Structural Engineers Cambridge Ltd is known as the place to go for helpful, knowledgeable and practical structural engineering advice and we're on the lookout for talented people to  join our team.

That person will need to have a really good understanding of "first principles" engineering and importantly, a genuine concern for the people who live, work, play and study in the buildings that we design; a person who sees themselves as an Engineer in the truest sense of the word.

This means having the courage to insist on the correct solution; the diligence to ensure each calculation is accurate, and the insatiable desire to learn constantly and make use of that knowledge every day.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Structural or Civil Engineering and a few years' experience in the construction industry. We are happy to consider applications from people qualified in other relevant engineering disciplines or with other experience - what we require is a positive attitude and a desire to learn. Remuneration will be offered to match your expertise and experience.

We also require maternity cover for our drawing office, to start later this summer. Expertise in AutoCAD is essential and knowledge of Revit or other modelling software is also valuable. This position  would suit a self-employed contractor or a fixed-term employee contract.

Much of our work is in the domestic and small commercial sector, with project values up to £5 million. This sector demands ingenuity and a talent for getting to the nub of a problem confidently and accurately. No matter what the medium, a talent for drawing and writing clearly is vital. If you enjoy the immediacy of seeing your designs built as soon as the ink dries, this is the challenge for you!

We also have a thriving  stream of work in the educational and institutional sector, with project values up to £10 million. We have made a significant investment in software and training to become Level 2 BIM compliant in order to meet the government's directive for publicly funded projects, and this gives a great opportunity to get immersed in fully integrated 3D analysis and design. You will find we have a collaborative approach to problem-solving, with a wide range of experience to share.

Please address your enquiries to Charles Tallack with your CV.


We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Structural Engineers Cambridge Ltd
The White Horse, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge CB22 3EF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 33555

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Structural Design for domestic projects has for decades been undertaken using simple tools for analysis and design, but are these still appropriate to meet the demands of the 21st century client?


Technology is undoubtedly part of our everyday life, but should we be content merely to be passengers on this ride into the future, or do we have a responsibility to guide its course for the benefit of humankind and the wider world?


Important Announcement!

 We are delighted to welcome Graham, Tracey, Riccardo and Debbie of T & F Design Partnership into our team, with effect from 1st June 2015.

Regular customers will know that T & F Design moved into offices with us at The White Horse in Pampisford at the beginning of February, so for some months we have been working together and developing the best features of both firms to take forward into the future.

The legal formalities are almost completed, which will see the incorporation of T & F Design Partnership into Structural Engineers Cambridge Limited, and we look forward to serving all of our clients with the expertise, vigour and helpfulness that has made our respective practices successful over many years.

This is an exciting time for all of us, and it has been a source of great satisfaction to see how well our team has worked to make the changeover happen smoothly. We’re looking forward to the future and we’re happy to explain what it means and how we plan to bring our constantly improving service and capabilities to your benefit.

T & F Designs’ phone numbers and email addresses will be maintained, so you will be able to contact us on (01799) 531313 as well as (01223) 833555 – we look forward to hearing from you (but Riccardo's special cheesecake will be long gone by then...)


The HSE has published a simple guide for small builders working in domestic construction projects - it can be found on http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cis80.pdf

When working for a domestic client, the principal contractor will normally take on the client duties (to ensure the project has a plan for managing health and safety risks) as well as their own as principal contractor. If a domestic client does not appoint a principal contractor, the role of the principal contractor must be carried out by the contractor in control of the construction phase. Alternatively, the domestic client can ask the principal designer to take on the client duties (although this must be confirmed in a written agreement) and the principal contractor must work to them as ‘client’ under CDM 2015.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/2015/principal-contractors.htm

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