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 and Cambridge

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Structural Engineer (2 years plus) to join our team in Colchester and Cambridge.  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: Norwich or Colchester

Job Purpose:

Working with and assisting Associates and Directors of the team in the design of drainage, transport infrastructure and utilities provisions, surrounded by a support team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Preparation of preliminary surface and foul water drainage designs
  • Strategic drainage designs for large and medium scale projects
  • Preparation of Sustainable Drainage concepts and designs for projects
  • Production of the development of utility layouts
  • Production of initial junction designs
  • Assist with site inspections/reviews and analyse data (maps, reports, geotechnical, data, drawings and alike)
  • Liaise with other disciplines within the project team to coordinate designs
  • Liaise with Local Authorities and other stakeholders to obtain necessary approvals
  • Keep up to date with the latest software packages
  • Keep up to date with industry guideline changes
  • Opportunities to lead infrastructure design projects

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: 

  • Working towards or hold a civil engineering degree/HNC or HND equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role/environment
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Microdrainage/FLOW or similar
  • Working knowledge of UK Codes of Practices and Design Standards for highways and drainage
  • A knowledge of highway and drainage design
  • A preference of knowledge of the planning process for different types of development
  • An understanding of project management and experience is preferred but not essential

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 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:
  • 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 / 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 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

Job Role:

Responsible for assisting in carrying out quantity surveying duties including preparation of tender and contract documentation, budget estimating, valuing variations, processing valuation payments, and agreeing final accounts.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare estimates, cost plans, bills of quantities, specifications and schedule of rates for new build, improvements and maintenance work
  • Carry out construction valuations and certification duties
  • Assisting with “Open Book” accounting on construction projects and with interim and final accounts with contractors
  • Undertake and maintain financial controls and monitor costs of schemes against budget
  • Assisting with and undertake analysis of the performance of contractors during the contract stage and following contract completion. Check compliance with contract terms and conditions and legal and regulatory requirements
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:
  • Relevant work experience from within the industry or from working within a similar role; or
  • Degree qualified
  • A good understanding and use of IT packages e.g. Microsoft Office
Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively
 Ability to: 
  • 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
  • A willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills
  • 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:

Accountable for carrying out a wide range of ground engineering elements, covering ground improvement, foundation design and retaining structure design.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Design, procure and supervise Site Investigation and surveys
  • Technical report writing including desk studies and interpretative reports
  • Design calculations
  • Use of technical analysis and design software packages
  • Preparation of contract documents including drawings and specifications
  • Liaison with Contractors and Clients
  • Attend and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Appreciation of our business embrace briefs, budgets, and monitor delivery
  • 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 Civil Engineering or Similar subject, at 2.1 or above (predicted or attained)
  • Ideally an MEng or Masters in a Geotechnics based course
  • 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 knowledge and understanding of our sector and work
  • Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes
  • 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 the job effectively:

The 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, Cambridge, Bristol, London and Norwich

Job Purpose

An excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to progress their career within a growing consultancy with the opportunity to work on exciting and innovative projects. You’ll have at least 2 / 3 years’ experience within a similar environment and must have experience of reinforced concrete frame design.

You will also be undertaking and assisting with the design and delivery of structural engineering projects. Projects include new build, refurbishment and extensions within residential, commercial, health and educational projects.

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Preparation of structural calculations in concrete, steel, masonry, and timber.
  • Preparing reports, designs and drawings suitable for submission and Building Regulation approvals.
  • Undertaking scheme and feasibility designs.
  • Assist with management and mentoring of Structural Technicians and Junior staff
  • Liaising with fellow professionals such as Clients, Architects, M&E Consultants, and Contractors.
  • Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by Contractors, as well as answering queries.
  • Undertaking structural inspections and surveys.
  • Reviewing and commenting on sub-contractor proposals.
  • Attendance at Client and site progress meetings if 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: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering
  • Proven working experience within the field of structural engineering (minimum 3 years design office experience)
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, TEDDS, Tekla and FEM analysis (preferably Scia Engineer)
  • 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
  • Ambition to progress

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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