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As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, we now have an immediate opportunity for a Graduate Structural Engineer to join our significant experienced and talented Structures team.

Our projects include large complex schemes with contract values over £200 million to smaller local client focussed tasks. We work both in the UK and internationally with interesting clients including F1 teams, motor manufacturers, schools/universities, contractors, developers etc.

Who are we?

Ridge is a built environment consultancy, helping our clients transform the quality and sustainability of the built environment. We are enabled by great people who are inspired and proud of what they do and respected for who they are.

Our people are the foundation of our success, and our greatest asset and what separate us, they drive our vision and embody our values. We offer not just a job, but a journey. We believe in commitment, and the value of a stable, flexible, long-term career path. We challenge our people to be the best they can be and help them grow with the right development.

What's in it for you?

Our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:  

  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team

 Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect: 

  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Free Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and/or educational

We believe that everyone performs their best when they feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will support you to ensure you have everything you need to be successful and achieve your best in your career at Ridge. If you’d like to discuss accessibility, accommodations or adjustments during your application & selection process, please contact us at workwithus@ridge.co.uk and we will work with you to ensure you feel included and supported.

Role and responsibilities

As a Graduate Structural Engineer you will be responsible for assisting in the provision of a wide range of structural engineering services. Ridge engineers form a key part of our fully multi-disciplinary design approach and typical tasks include:-

  • Prepare outline designs for structural schemes based on the client’s brief
  • Carry out detailed design calculations to Eurocodes using the latest 3D design software
  • Co-ordinate your designs with other design disciplines and specialists with BIM
  • Assist with the production of detailed design drawings and specifications for tender purposes
  • Visit site during the construction phase to monitor on-site progress
  • Carry out structural surveys of existing buildings and advise on any issues that may arise
  • Analyse and report on structural defects in existing buildings and structures
  • Check outgoing and incoming documents, including Contractors proposal documentation

Experience and skills required

  • Graduate with a good degree in structural or civil engineering
  • Ideally some structural design or on-site experience
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the basic regulatory requirements including Eurocodes.
  • Proficient user of AutoCAD or Revit at a drawing/design level