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Field Structural Engineer-UK

Date:  Mar 12, 2023


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Req Id : 93081 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

By joining our BV Construction group, you will have the ability to develop and enhance your skills in an on-site, hands-on environment. We are committed to providing our construction professionals with expert training, career development, and career advancement to allow for continuous professional development. Our management is committed to the latest advances in technology, above class support and sustainability to bring our clients the best service in safety, quality, and final product. Functions in our group include safety, project field management, construction management, quality control, start up and decommissioning and field engineering.


BV Construction has an EpCM Waste-to-Energy project in the UK.  We are seeking a Structural Engineer who will be responsible for providing subcontractors/craft with information and direction, as outlined within contract specifications, to allow work to proceed as scheduled; and who will have authority to interpret technical requirements and provides solutions in conjunction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides technical direction/interpretation of design drawings and specification requirements as well as general guidance to subcontractors on overall design 
  • May sign off on field designs or re-designs performed in the field 
  • Reviews, maintains records, and responds to Contractor Information Requests (CIR)s 
  • Administers assigned subcontractor(s) for compliance with contract documents 
  • Monitors construction activities for compliance with the CPM schedule 
  • Prepares and issues extra work authorization requests (RFMPs/WAs) with the approval of the Project Field Manager 
  • Coordinates with Field Subcontract Administrator as needed 
  • Maintains a daily log for site record purposes 
  • Directs and/or performs quantity take-offs as required to support construction planning and invoice approval 
  • Reviews all subcontractor progress payment requests for acceptance 
  • Monitors technical service representative (supplier) daily logs and reviews/approves their timesheets 
  • Compiles and maintains Conformed to Construction Records drawing and list markups as assigned, or directs field engineering staff in this regard 
  • Establishes site document control activities for design documents 
  • Assists Field Quality Assurance Manager in performing inspections and verification of tests 
  • May provide supervision, training, development and performance management of direct reports 
  • Adheres to safety and quality standards as appropriate for level of duties and accountabilities  
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements ;  
  • List supervised positions and count 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cost control, scheduling, engineering drawings and other documents  
  • Advanced Ability to set-up and perform project controls functions on smaller, less complex projects 
  • Basic Ability to do material takeoffs and field estimates 
  • Advanced Communication skills 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years construction management experience in similar facility construction.
  • PE required or degree + 4 years design experience and 6+ years construction experience.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
• Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
• Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
• See and hear naturally or with correction.   
• Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
• Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
• Requires repetitive movement. 
• May require work above 5 feet in height.
• Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
• Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 

Work Environment:
• Typical construction site environment:  
• Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
• Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
• Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
• Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
• Work around hazardous equipment.
• Typical office environment.
• This position is considered a safety sensitive position. 


Communicates effectively
Directs work
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Organizational savvy

Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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