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Graduate Design Engineer (Civil /Structural) - Permanent - Full Time


Optima Scaffold Designs LLP are a leading UK based scaffold design consultancy, based in Bristol and London, covering the UK and Channel Islands. We are currently expanding due to continuous growth and are seeking to add another Scaffold Designer to the team. Whilst the Essential Skills are laid out below, no previous experience in Scaffold Design is required to apply for this role, all required training will be provided. This is position is open for continual consideration.


Essential Skills:

  • BEng/BSc (Hons) or MEng in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Strong mathematical, numerical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of 2D CAD and structural analysis software.
  • Ability to produce, read and understand complex engineering drawings with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with other design Engineers both face to face and remotely.
  • A full clean UK driving licence.
  • Punctual and reliable, with a strong work ethic and receptive to constructive feedback.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of detailed Scaffold Design drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Production of supporting calculations using both structural analysis packages and hand calculation to prove designs are structurally safe and compliant.
  • Production of detailed Risk Assessments to identify potential hazards and implement appropriate safety measures in the scaffold design to mitigate risks.
  • Complete work in a timely manner, whilst managing numerous on-going projects at any one time.
  • Conduct site surveys to discuss project requirements with customers and gather necessary information.
  • Collaborate with external site based and office-based clients and colleagues to ensure the scaffolding design aligns with project goals, timelines, and safety requirements.
  • The role is predominantly office based but there will be the opportunity for some level of remote working on completion of initial training.


What Optima can offer you:

  • A career in an extremely sought after, diverse, and specialised industry, allowing you to be involved in a wide range of projects from inception to completion.
  • Competitive remuneration package with the opportunity for progression.
  • A relaxed and supportive work environment with a wealth of experience.
  • Full training.
  • Professional membership fees paid.
  • Support to achieve Chartered Engineer Status as desired.
  • Onsite free parking and access to local public transport.
  • Work smartphone and all required IT equipment.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.


How to Apply

Send your CV, covering letter and a brief statement (< 250 words) outlining your suitability for the position to:


Strictly no recruitment agents.

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