Why Join Richard Jackson Ltd?

The success of our business is driven by the people within it and we are always looking for the best people to help us achieve our goals.

We are committed to providing an environment within which our staff can develop their skills and achieve their full potential and believe in offering attractive salaries along with an excellent benefits package to attract the right people.

If you believe you are a talented Engineer, Surveyor and Technician with a desire to work in our fields of expertise please send your CV using the link below. To view our current vacancies see below and send all applications to Natalie Goodrich by clicking ‘Read more’ under the relevant job application.

Location: Colchester and Norwich

We are a well-established multi-disciplinary consulting practice with a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects with a broad client base.

We are continuing with recently instructed projects and with an increasing workload and we are looking for Civil Engineers to join our existing team. Candidates should have experience of design and detailing of schemes from concept through to detailed design stage as well as acting as a mentor to other members of the team.

The role will include: information gathering, report writing, foul and surface water drainage designs and highway designs. Candidates will be required to negotiate approvals with the relevant authorities together with close liaison with Clients and their team to successfully deliver a coordinated engineering solution.

The ideal candidate would be educated to Degree/HND in a related subject, possess good analytical skills and excellent communication both written and oral. Knowledge of NPPF, Part H & M of Building regulations, SFA, SuDS, Highway design guides and Manual for Streets is highly desirable. Experience of Microdrainage and PDS is also desirable for this role.

All applicants should be keen to build and grow their career with Richard Jackson Ltd and in return we will offer support to attain high long term career aspirations and engineering excellence.

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Location: Colchester

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team at our recently relocated offices in Colchester.

The engineer will be required to do hands on design and be able to lead projects of all sizes running a team of engineers/technicians. The successful Structural Engineer for the role would be an excellent team player and have a proactive and positive attitude towards working under pressure and team mentoring.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its clients with a clear vision for innovation. This position includes career progression (Associate Designate) for the right candidate.

The role

  • To be first point of contact for clients, contractors, etc
  • Project manage schemes from inception to completion including formulation and conforming to design specifications, scope of works, employers requirements, etc
  • Undertake the design of structures in concrete, steel, masonry and timber
  • Provide clients with innovative engineering solutions
  • Managing and mentoring of other members of staff
  • Working in residential and other sectors on both low and high rise, framed and unframed projects
  • Client contact and liaison
  • Marketing and business development of the company

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Educated to Degree standard and possess either CEng, MICE or MIStructE
  • Have extensive knowledge of British Codes and Regulations and Eurocodes
  • Have extensive experience of structural engineering building design on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Familiarity and confident in working with current project/contractual procurement methods
  • Track record of successful delivery on both small and large projects in both design and management aspects
  • Knowledge and experience of BIM (Revit) in addition to structural design software such as CSC Fastrack, Staad and Scia
  • Able to manage teams internally, including financial management performance
  • To work within budget and to programme, by effectively utilising resources coupled with cost control
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Valid UK driving licence

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Location: London

We are a well-established multi-disciplinary consulting practice with a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects with a broad client base.

We are continuing with recently instructed projects and with an increasing workload and we are looking for Civil Engineers to join our existing team. Candidates should have experience of design and detailing of schemes from concept through to detailed design stage as well as acting as a mentor to other members of the team.

The role will include: information gathering, report writing, foul and surface water drainage designs and highway designs. Candidates will be required to negotiate approvals with the relevant authorities together with close liaison with Clients and their team to successfully deliver a coordinated engineering solution.

The ideal candidate would be educated to Degree/HND in a related subject, possess good analytical skills and excellent communication both written and oral. Knowledge of NPPF, Part H & M of Building regulations, SFA, SuDS, Highway design guides and Manual for Streets is highly desirable. Experience of Microdrainage and PDS/Civils 3D is also desirable for this role.

All applicants should be keen to build and grow their career with Richard Jackson Ltd and in return we will offer support to attain high long term career aspirations and engineering excellence.

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Location: Bristol

We are currently looking for a Structural Engineer or a Graduate Structural Engineer with significant design experience to join the growing team in our Bristol office.

Situated between the River Frome and the Stroudwater Navigation Canal in Stonehoue, our team is working on a number of exciting projects in many fields such as residential, student accommodation, retail and commercial.

The successful candidate will be comfortable dealing with Clients directly and managing a wide range of projects, ranging from relatively modest residential projects through to more complex multi-disciplined schemes.

Your CV should reflect your ability to design in all the main materials. The ideal candidate should be working towards MIStructE or MICE and have 3+ years demonstrable experience. For the right candidate we are able to offer opportunities to manage a team of people with the potential for progression to assist with the management of the business in the future.

All applicants should be keen to build and grow their career with Richard Jackson Ltd and in return we will offer support to attain high long term career aspirations and engineering excellence.

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Location: Cambridge

We currently have a unique opportunity for a Graduate Structural Engineer with an interest in historic and listed buildings to become part of a talented team of Structural Engineers at our Cambridge office.

The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, able to work independently and as part of a team and be enthusiastic to develop and progress further within the role and the company. Your duties will include structural engineering design, project management and co-ordination with other professionals both internally and externally.

You should possess a strong degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering (MEng/ MSc preferred). You should also be familiar with British Standards and Eurocodes and have a working knowledge of structural software (CADS 3D/ Tedds/ AutoCAD). A full clean UK driving licence is required for this position.

This is a fantastic chance for a Graduate Structural Engineer to further their career and if successful will gain support to obtain chartered status along with a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Location: Norwich, Colchester and Cambridge

We are seeking a Flood Risk/Drainage Engineer to strengthen our pre-planning team to deliver excellence to our clients for them to gain planning permission.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of:

  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Skills to deliver the design of SuDS
  • A very good understanding of surface and foul water drainage systems
  • A working knowledge of adoption for sewers and SuDS
  • Drainage master-planning for smaller residential schemes through to larger projects
  • Flood risk/drainage legislation, Codes of Practice and Health & Safety best practices
  • The ability to interpret geotechnical reports and to understand soil permeability

It is essential that applicants have a BEng/BSc and/or MEng/MSc in a relevant discipline (e.g. Civil Engineering or Hydrology) and have experience working for a UK based Consultancy or Local Authority completing Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategy and/or detailed SuDS design using AutoCAD and/or Microdrainage.

The candidate’s responsibility will be for preparation of drainage strategies, flood risk assessments, due diligence advice to clients and other team members. In addition, the design and preparation of reports and calculations to support the strategies and assessments will be essential.

Other general skills include being an excellent communicator in both written and oral formats. Operation and use to an excellent level of Microsoft Word/Excel and other general use IT programmes is also essential.

We will offer an excellent competitive benefits package with an attractive salary. In addition, support to the successful candidate to attain high level, long term aspirations will be provided to ensure engineering excellence is delivered.

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Location: Cambridge

Richard Jackson is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with offices in southern England but with project opportunities across the UK. The Geotechnical Team has grown steadily in recent years, with new teams established in Cambridge and London since 2015, to complement the team in the Company’s head office in Colchester.

The Geotechnical Team is a small and friendly group of geotechnical engineers, geologists and environmental scientists which offers successful candidates the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of the consultancy, whilst taking on responsibility at an early stage. We are currently looking for a graduate with ideally 1-3 years’ experience in geotechnical and contaminated land assessment with a consultancy or contractor to work in our Cambridge office. Alternatively, similar experience with a regulatory body, would be of interest. However, an enthusiastic, ambitious graduate without work experience would also be considered. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team providing geo-environmental services principally on regeneration and development projects.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of proposals, planning and implementation of geo-environmental projects
  • Preparation of desk studies and phase II geotechnical and environmental ground investigation reports
  • On site supervision of ground investigations, including monitoring and sampling;
  • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative geo-environmental risk assessments
  • Develop own competence and maintain continual professional development (CPD)
  • To provide support to colleagues in the Cambridge, Colchester and London offices

Skills

  • A good understanding of health and safety procedures
  • Good commercial awareness, good organisational and time management skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Confident personality with the ability to develop good working relationships
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Site investigation and contaminated land site assessment
  • Phase I and II report writing
  • Contaminated land remediation and preparation of remediation method statements and validation of remediation
  • Experience of planning and supervising environmental and geotechnical site investigations
  • Appreciation of contaminated land assessment under Part 2A and the planning regime, CLR11, Eurocode 7 and BS EN 10175
  • Appreciation of legislation which applies to contaminated land
  • Logging in accordance with current edition of BS5930 and Eurocode 7
  • Computer literacy including Office suite software, Holebase SI
  • Flexibility as travel to and from sites will be required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant science or engineering subject (e.g. geology/earth science/engineering geology, environmental science, hydrogeology, chemistry, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering etc)

Personal Attributes

  • An ability to foster good relationships with colleagues across all levels of the business
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Desirable

  • A secondary qualification (e.g. MSc)
  • Construction skills certification scheme (CSCS) Card
  • Good understanding of waste legislation
  • Membership of a relevant professional body or working towards membership

This is an exciting role for an experienced graduate to join a growing and supportive company where there will be opportunities for the right candidate to develop their skills and experience. We will help the graduate to develop their career whilst working towards achieving chartered status with an appropriate professional body (i.e. Geological Society, Institution of Civil Engineers etc). Relevant knowledge is advantageous however a combination of internal and external training will be provided to address any gaps in the candidate’s experience.

What do we offer? We offer a challenging job in a friendly working environment located on the outskirts of Cambridge. We offer a competitive remuneration package and a contributory pension scheme. You must have the right to work in the UK. Richard Jackson is an equal opportunities employer.

 

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Location: Colchester

We are looking for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join our established heavy civil team at our Colchester office. The team is involved in a diverse range of civil engineering design and project management for a variety of clients. Its workload includes bridges, rail work, highway structures, marine, coastal and harbour engineering and design of elements of significant residential infrastructure, as well as temporary works. The candidate will have obtained a BEng or Meng in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) and will be either looking for their first graduate position, or have up to three years’ experience in an appropriate role. The role will be to assist more senior Engineers in their detailed design works as well as developing skills and knowledge to take responsibility for schemes of their own.

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Location: London

We are currently looking to recruit an Associate within our Civils team in London. The ideal candidate will have experience in supervising, assigning, reviewing and participating in the work of staff responsible for performing professional and technical engineering services. You’ll also be ensuring work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and will perform more technical and complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Scoping and preparing fee proposals
  • Assisting with business development activity to further enhance, grow and diversify the structural engineering capabilities within the organisation
  • Oversee and develop appropriate technical solutions / reports from concept through to implementation stage
  • Conduct site inspections / reviews and analyse data (maps, reports, tests, drawings and other)
  • Assess potential risks, material and cost
  • Provide advice and resolve creatively and emerging problems / deficiencies
  • Specific additional elements attributable to the respective Discipline
  • Monitor progress and compile project status reports
  • Manage budget and purchase equipment / materials
  • Engaging with and managing the needs of clients and fellow professionals
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to deliver solutions which exceed client expectations
  • Attending meetings and communicating with clients to establish their needs
  • Managing all deliverables to ensure client satisfaction and commercial and technical project success
  • Maintaining high technical standards consistent with the project brief
  • Ensuring all projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective way
  • Identifying key learning points and communicating these across the group and/or the wider business
  • Managing project team to ensure production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget
  • Manage all technical aspects of the team’s project work are undertaken in accordance with the Company Management System and Health and Safety Procedures
  • Being innovative in changing the design of buildings through a knowledge of engineering or surveying
  • Supporting other senior management within the business with technical development
  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team
  • Representing Richard Jackson Ltd externally at conferences and seminars promoting the vision and values of the Company

 

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications:
  • Proven work experience within the field of engineering
  • Degree in engineering or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualisation software such as required
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering and / or surveying procedures and standards
  • Good awareness of engineering and building design beyond own discipline
  • Able to design and deliver engineering solutions and or building surveying on major and/or complex projects
  • Strategic thinker with proven experience in developing and implementing creative and successful solutions
  • Excellent programme management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Expert in providing project management guidance and direction on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Able to understand the balance of engineering and / or surveying priorities on differing projects
  • Able to motivate individuals to work collaboratively as a team
  • Excellent people management skills and experience of managing staff at all levels
  • Encouraging others to deliver elegant, practical and safe engineering solutions
  • Able to quickly develop successful client relationships and internal relationships
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines is essential
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • A passion for working with clients and fellow professionals who care about their projects and mentoring the team to achieve these values

 

We offer an excellent competitive benefits package with an attractive salary. In addition, support to the successful candidate to attain high level and long-term aspirations will be provided to ensure engineering excellence is delivered.

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Location: London

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic CAD / Revit Technician for our London team.

 Main duties & responsibilities:
  • To work with Engineers and Technicians to produce precision structural design drawings
  • Produce Revit / CAD general arrangement, substructure, superstructure, concrete outlines and steelwork drawings
  • Liaison with other disciplines to correctly manage the interface in Revit / CAD between structures and other party’s requirements
  • To produce Revit / CAD drawings to programmed timescales
  • To ensure accurate referencing of drawings including updating revision status and ensure all drawing issues are accompanied by a drawing issue register
  • Liaise with other designers and consultants as required

 

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications:
  • A minimum HNC Level Civil / Structural Engineering qualification, or extensive experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD
  • Good experience in reinforcement detailing and scheduling
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and plan own workload
  • Willing, enthusiastic and flexible in their approach to work
  • An intuitive approach to design and problem solving
  • Good communication skills
  • Good understanding of the construction process

 

We will offer an excellent competitive benefits package with an attractive salary. In addition, support for the successful candidate to attain high level and long-term aspirations will be provided to ensure engineering excellence is delivered.

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Location: Colchester

Managing the procurement of building and civil engineering projects, from the initial estimates to the final accounts. Seeking to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities where required
  • Undertake cost analyses’
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control;
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Prepare and analyse costings for tenders
  • Allocate work to sub-consultants
  • Provide advice on contractual claims
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Value completed work and arrange payments
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations
Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications:
  • Experience in a Quantity Surveying background at a senior level
  • Project Management / Employer’s Agent experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying or other relevant disciplines.
  • Budgeting experience
  • Excellent maths skills
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Negotiation and leadership skills
Ability to:
  • Contribute to improving project profitability by challenging existing working practices
  • Ensure Quantity Surveying and Project Management services are produced professionally, on time and within the available fee
  • Seek out continuous improvement in quantity surveying and project management procedures
  • Identify and resolve capacity issues with project leaders/team leaders
  • Provide effective programme information management support for the Senior management
  • Ensure ISO 9001 processes are being followed and checklists are kept up to date.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness
  • Employ effective communication skills, both verbal, written and by email
  • Work methodically and accurately
  • Work well on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Multi-task, prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Be flexible to meet deadlines
  • Remain calm when under pressure
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Think outside the box

We will offer an excellent competitive benefits package with an attractive salary. In addition, support for the successful candidate to attain a high level and long-term aspirations will be provided to ensure engineering excellence is delivered.

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