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.

The Company is committed to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. We do, however, work with a defined list of preferred suppliers who may be invited to support us in sourcing candidates for some roles, but, in line with our PSL, we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by the HR Director / HR Manager at Richard Jackson Ltd. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV’s are submitted to any member of staff at Richard Jackson Ltd by any means.  Where this is not observed Richard Jackson Ltd reserves the right to contact these candidates directly and initiate discussions without payment of any agency fee. Submission of any unsolicited CV’s and proposals to Richard Jackson Ltd will be deemed evidence of full and unlimited acceptance of this Agency policy.

Location: Cambridge and London

Job Purpose:

Supervises, assigns, reviews and participates in the work of staff responsible for performing professional and technical engineering services.  Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and performs 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 civil 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 budgets
  • 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 to ensure they are undertaken in accordance with the Company Management System and Health and Safety Procedures
  • Being innovative in changing designs through a knowledge of engineering
  • Supporting other senior management within the business with technical development
  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance 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: 

  • Proven work experience within the field of engineering
  • Degree in engineering or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualisation software such as required
  • Ability to develop new and existing client relationships as well business development skills to generate new work streams
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering procedures and standards
  • Good awareness of engineering and building design beyond own discipline
  • Able to design and deliver engineering solutions on major and/or complex projects
  • Strategic thinker with proven experience of 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 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
  • Business development skills
  • 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
  • Think outside of 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: Colchester

Job Purpose:

To work effectively as a Graduate Structural Engineer taking responsibility for the designs carried out on projects. Fully using your communication skills to establish good relationships with your colleagues and providing quality within your designs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate innovative and effective design ideas
  • Being aware of all environmental, legal, safety and health guidelines and requirements
  • Preparing progress reports for seniors and the client
  • Prepare and submit calculations and drawings for building control submission
  • Working closely with the key people such as the engineering team, client, architects, site managers, etc.
  • Understanding structural principles, undertaking structural calculations by hand and computer design programme as instructed by seniors
  • Assist in preparing specifications, working drawings, etc.
  • If requested by seniors, make regular site inspections to ensure that the work is progressing according to schedule and designs
  • Assist the structural engineering manager and senior structural engineer in their work
  • Knowledge about the properties and strength of the various materials like steel, timber, brick, etc. and use each of them appropriately
  • Use computer software to prepare structural simulation models and how the structure will withstand different conditions
  • Inspect old buildings and recommend repairs or demolition where necessary
  • Work with the contractor to ensure that the newly-built structures are stable and constructed in line with the designs
  • Inspect site work when 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 and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • A passion for building structures
  • Ability to use AutoCAD / REVIT preferrable but not essential
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience with a consultancy firm

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: Cambridge

Job Purpose:

Assisting in carrying out a wide range of ground engineering investigations, covering foundation design and contaminated land.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

• Supervise Site Investigation and surveys.
• Technical report writing including desk studies and interpretative reports.
• Design calculations.
• 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, but not essential).
• 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 Geotechnical Engineering/Geo-environmental consultancy 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:

Managing the procurement of building and 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 and responsibilities:

  • Day to day administration of major construction projects and/or multi-site projects.
  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements/brief and undertake feasibility studies.
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities where required.
  • Undertake cost analyses’.
  • Perform risk assessments, value management processes and cost control procedures.
  • 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 and qualifications:

  • Membership of the RICS preferred.
  • Experience in a Quantity Surveying background at a senior level is desirable.
  • 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 and audits are kept up to date.
  • Demonstrate strong commercial awareness.
  • Employ effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • 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: Colchester

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate working at senior level or an Associate level to join our growing Structures team.  You’ll either be someone who is looking for their next step up the ladder or someone who is already working as an Associate but wanting to take on a new challenge.  You will be working on some exiting projects and help grow the team.

Job purpose:

Client facing role delivering a range of projects (residential, education, community and health, heritage, university and colleges) and procurement methods; traditional, design and construct contracts. Resource allocation and management to complete jobs to agreed deadlines. Management and mentoring of staff.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Deliver innovative, sustainable, efficient, safe, practical and intelligent structural engineering solutions on all projects and other activities, appropriate to the stage and type of project.
  • Assist in the day to day management of engineers and technicians to produce complete, coordinated and high-quality project information (calculations, drawings, specifications and other documents) on time and on budget to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Undertake multi-discipline design & coordination activities with all relevant members of the design team.
  • Ensure reviews are conducted sufficiently in advance of all deadlines, such that any necessary amendments can comfortably be completed prior to issue as agreed.
  • Ensure all designs are thoroughly checked independently by other engineers, and ensure all errors are corrected prior to issue of the documents.
  • Ensure Health and Safety is considered at all stages of the design process such that the designs produced minimise risk during construction while exceeding the client/architect’s expectations.
  • Ensure that adequate notes are added to drawings so that all unusual risks, that cannot be eliminated from the design, are highlighted to the contractor, and any specific methods of working or sequencing are described clearly.
  • To liaise with Architects, clients and the rest of the design team, to ensure that efficient and integrated structural solutions are produced on all projects, which are sensitive to the architectural intent.
  • Maintain good, clear and proactive communication with all relevant members of the design team, to ensure they are aware of our progress and agree realistic dates of issue.
  • Attend design team, site and client meetings, as required.
  • Keep full and accurate written records of all meetings attended, telephone discussions etc, in the appropriate project file.
  • Ensure high standards of presentation are maintained in all documents issued.
  • Prepare and issue bids and fee proposals for new projects that are competitive and profitable as agreed with relevant parties.

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 and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering.
  • Proven working experience within the field of structural engineering.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD.
  • Decisive with excellent critical thinking skills.

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.
  • 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.
  • Think outside of 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.

Apply Now

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