Principal Structural Engineer

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • London, UK
  • 26 Mar, 2019
Full time Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer Building Developer

Job Description

Salary Range:  up to £55,800 per annum (pro-rata if part-time)  plus PRP of up to 10% a year 

Work Location:  Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX

Hours per week:  36 or 21.60 (if part-time)

Contract type:  Permanent

Closing date:  22 April 2019

Interview date:  Week commencing 29 April 2019

Contact details for an informal discussion:  Jago Williams on 02073613823

This role is available as either full-time (36 hours) or Part-time (21.60 hours).




About Us:


Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.
Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. 
If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.




The Role:


We are looking for either a part-time or full-time engineer to lead our structural engineering service. In this role you will:
•    Check and confirm Part A compliance for all building control projects
•    Tender for, and undertake structural surveys to internal and external customers
•    Mentor and develop building control surveyors in structural engineering
•    Attend day time dangerous structure call outs and be part of the out of hours dangerous structure rota 

The role also includes a silver badge for on street parking in the borough, as well as a car park space at the Town Hall.


Please refer to the Job Description for more information




About You:


We are looking for an experienced and technically proficient structural engineer, who has good commercial skills. You must have full corporate membership of either ICE (MICE/FICE) or IStrucE (MIStructE/FIStructE). A full driving licence is also required.

You will need excellent negotiation, customer service and time management skills and a flexible approach to work.




Role Requirements:


  • In conjunction with the District Surveyor, lead the building control businessin relation to Structural Engineering / Part Aof the Approved Documents –Building Regulations, ensuring it operates in accordance with all legislative requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures. 
  • Being  the  Council’s  lead  technical structural regulations professional  in  building control.
  • Attend day time dangerous structure call outs, and be part of an out of hours rota. 
  • Providing leadership on structural regulation building control matters both internally across   the   Council   with   councillors   and   officers   and   externally   to   residents, businesses, partners and other external bodies, promoting high quality development and urban environments which achieve the Council’s objectives.
  • Ensuring  building  control  professionals  are  managed,  mentored  and  developed according to their needs and professional requirements.
  • Assisting the Head of Support and Business Developmentwith technical and market knowledge and staff leadership to help lead an innovative, growth focused commercial strategy focusing on existing business and emerging markets, ensuring that business growth is accelerated and commercial success is achieved.
  • Developing  and  maintaining  an  awareness  of  best  practice  in  the  field  of structural engineering building  control  and  seek  to  implement  best  practice  in  the  Royal Borough.




We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are Disability Confident - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.


up to £55,800 per annum (pro-rata if part-time) plus PRP of up to 10% a year