An intriguing and well rewarded career in the buoyant forensic industry is on offer with our client, a leading international forensic investigations consultancy. Following a period of training you will apply your civil and structural engineering skills to unravel the root case of failures, sometimes catastrophic, that have beset bridges, drainage systems, highways, buildings, and all manner of built environment assets.

The role is especially varied, it is one of the more interesting occupations within the civil and structural engineering profession and is in constant demand. You will join an expanding civil & structural team, becoming a member of an international firm employing over five hundred experts. The position will suit a civil/structural engineer with four or more years design experience, good lateral thinking skills and natural curiosity.

The Role: The investigation of a range of civil and structural engineering failures, typically affecting bridges, development infrastructure, civil structures and buildings. Assignments start with a site visit and the review of the design, construction methodology, site conditions and materials used. If required, you will request component/ material testing, this would be carried out in their state-of-the-art laboratory by specialist materials engineers or metallurgists. Using the information you have gathered you will unravel the cause of the failure, culminating in a report identifying the root cause of the problem and why it occurred. On occasion your findings will be used to settle cases in a court of law. Your reports will be prepared with potential litigation in mind.  The work is national and international, there may be the occasional need for overseas travel. A team of experts is on hand to provide advice where specialist technical input is required.

Training & Development: Your line manager, a chartered civil engineer will provide training and mentoring. You will learn how to conduct investigations and how to interpret and present your findings. The consistent demand for their services means they are steadily expanding, you will have regular career reviews and the opportunity to advance when you are ready. The position also provides a route to become an expert witness. There are a range of CPD activities and support will be provided to achieve chartered status.

Your Profile: A degree qualified civil or structural engineer with four or more years consulting engineering experience. Your technical background could be varied, it should include one or more of the following topics: drainage, bridges, estate roads, highways, civil or building structures. You should have good lateral thinking skills and be naturally inquisitive. Your written communication ability must be of a high standard. A valid UK driving licence is required.

To apply, or for more information simply email Lethaby & Cook’s civil engineering recruitment manager, Paul Cook at mailto:paul@lethabyandcook.co.uk, or call him on 020 8563 0596.