Careers at Richard Jackson Limited?

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 ‘Apply Now’ under the relevant job application.

Location: Colchester, Bristol, Norwich, Cambridge and 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 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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Structural Engineer (2 years plus) to join our team in Colchester.  You will be working at the direction of senior team members to produce design calculations in all materials. Supporting the project team in the successful delivery of quality designs and utilising effective communication to develop good relationships with colleagues and other team members.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Working efficiently to produce design calculations in all main materials (concrete, steel, masonry & Timber) in support of the project team. Calculations are to be undertaken by hand and computer design programme as instructed by seniors.
  • Good understanding of Structural Principles and knowledge of material properties and strength.
  • Preparation of progress report for seniors.
  • Assist with preparation of specifications and working drawings.
  • Preparation of design reports and drawings for Building Control Submission.
Person Specification
  • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience within an engineering consultancy
  • A passion for building structures
  • Ability to use Autocad
  • Knowledge of Revit desirable but not essential
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
  • Ambition to learn, develop and progress
  • Ability to work methodically, efficiently and accurately
  • Works well on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Effective time management and able to organise/prioritise own workload.
  • Flexible to achieve deadlines
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude.

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Location: Bristol

We are looking for an Associate to join our team in the West and help us drive the growth of our Civil Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in business development and a strong background of delivering drainage and highways projects in some or all of the residential, healthcare, commercial, industrial and retail sectors.

Situated between the River Frome and the Stroudwater Navigation canal in Stonehouse, our team of Civil and Structural Engineers are located perfectly to deliver projects in the South West, Wales and Midlands from a beautiful setting.

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Location: Colchester

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Site Investigation and surveys
  • Technical report writing including desk studies and interpretative reports
  • Design calculations
  • Use of technical analysis and design software packages
  • Liaison with Contractors and Clients
  • Client Care including internal and external clients

General

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified to a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Civil Engineering or Similar subject, at 2.1 or above (predicted or attained)
  • An MEng or Masters in a Geotechnics based course (desirable)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • An appreciation of other disciplines which influence geotechnical design, such as structures, highways or rail etc
  • Enthusiasm for a career in Geotechnics Engineering underpinned through an understanding of our sector and work
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects, and the development of the team and business as a whole
  • Be planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively

Ability to:

  • Employ effective communication skills, both verbal, written and by email
  • Establish effective relationships with clients and fellow team members
  • 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

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

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Location: Colchester

Job Purpose:

Supporting our Building Consultancy Director on a variety of projects within both commercial and residential sectors.

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Building Consultancy Director in all professional duties
  • Undertake a wide range of Building Surveying duties with the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to undertake Structural Surveys, Building Surveys, schedules of condition, condition surveys, Party Wall services, dilapidation advice, Contract Co-ordination/Administration and building defect analysis
  • Produce good quality written technical reports along with detailed drawings
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to client satisfaction and business development
  • To diligently handle all instructions and to maintain comprehensive records for all work undertaken
  • To comply with the membership regulations of RICS or similar in so far as they apply to you in the capacity of a Building Surveyor

General

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying degree or similar
  • MRICS or Associate RICS or similar
  • Minimum post graduate experience of 2 years
  • Full clean driver’s licence is essential
  • Willingness to travel with occasional overnight stays
  • Sound technical surveying knowledge
  • IT literate (CAD desirable)

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively

Ability to: 

  • Commercial awareness
  • Employ effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Establish effective relationships with clients and fellow team members
  • 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

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

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Location: Colchester

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Day to day administration of major construction projects and multi-site works
  • 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
  • UK wide travel may be required

General

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Person Specification

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 discipline.
  • Budgeting experience
  • Excellent maths skills
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Negotiation and leadership skills

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively

 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

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

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Location: Bristol

Job Purpose

Assisting the company to lead and grow the structural design capabilities.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with business development activity to further enhance, grow and diversify the structural engineering capabilities within the organisation
  • Oversee and develop engineering solutions from concept through to implementation stage
  • 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 Structural Engineering
  • 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

General

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications

  • Chartered (or Incorporated) Engineer through the Institution of Structural Engineers or the Institution Civil of Engineers.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering procedures and standards
  • Good awareness of building design beyond own discipline
  • Able to design and deliver structural engineering solutions on major and/or complex projects
  • Strategic thinker with proven experience of developing and implementing creative and successful engineering 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 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

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively

 Ability to

  • 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

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

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Location: Cambridge

Job purpose:

To provide a technical support role to the Associate and Directors in delivering a range of our current and future development planning projects (listed but not limited to residential, employment, education, energy, community and health).

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare Transport Assessments, Statements, Travel Plans, Access and Movement Strategies in support of development projects
  • Assess scheme layouts, design and provide feedback
  • Assist with data collection, to include parking surveys and multi-model trip counts, analyse and present the results
  • Assess the impact and feasibility of development sites from early due diligence stage
  • Study and assess drawings, plans, specifications and other documents relating to the development project
  • Collaborate and interact with external teams and companies, including architects and consultants
  • Manage deliverables on time and within the budget
  • Adhere to best practices, standards and procedures of the company
  • Designing to appropriate and relevant UK standards and guides

General:

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company

Person Specification

Knowledge / Experience / Qualifications: 

  • Degree (or similar) qualified in Civil Engineering, Transport Planning or another relevant subject
  • IT literate with sound analytical ability, written and verbal communication skills
  • A good understanding of appropriate design software packages including AutoCAD and Autotrack.
  • Experience in the preparation of Transport Assessments / Statements, Travel Plans in support of development proposals
  • Good working knowledge of industry standard  software (i.e. TRICS, Linsig, Junctions)
  • Full UK driving licence preferred 

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively

 Ability to: 

  • Be commercially aware
  • Employ effective communication skills, both verbal, written and by email
  • Establish effective relationships with clients where appropriate and fellow team members
  • 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

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

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