Senior Structural Engineer Buildings

Richard Poulter
Hong Kong
Airport Area
55,000 HKD per month negotiable
Job Posted
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Construction careers don't get better than this exciting new opportunity for structural engineers. Our client, a major international civil and build contractor is looking to appoint a qualified and locally registered Senior Structural Engineer to join their building team and help deliver a landmark project on the new 3RS airport project in Hong Kong. 

Project Details

You will be based in the project office on the new airport project. 

Key Objectives

  • Managing the structural design and the delivery of the project
  • Project management tasks
  • Monitoring & Reporting

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Produces detailed designs and documentation for the implementation of the project
  • Prepare calculations required for the design
  • Prepare specifications, proposals, and other tender documentation
  • Contribute to the development of the structures Team
  • Establish and develop relationships with international clients in the local market
  • Personal interest and training to stay abreast of structural design areas of interest for themselves and the strategic areas of practice
  • Strong communication skills both written and spoken – ability to articulate complex information in a simple and clear manner
  • Experience in dealing with local authorities in Hong Kong
  • Informs seniors of progress, problems and submits work for review
  • Clearly and interestingly presents project updates internally, supports in client presentations.
  • Ensures the team performs QA/QC checks of project / package before presenting for review/releasing
  • Strong understanding of building construction, codes and regulations, and obligations of engineer of record. 
  • Estimates resources required and matches personnel effectively with the task requirements.  Ensures there is consistency among tasks, timing, cost and responsibilities
  • Understands scope management and allocation across all project scales
  • Has experience in procurement of technical consultants
  • Has experience in or knowledge of contract review
  • Experience and understanding in resource allocations for design phases across specific project types.
  • Actively seeks professional development including leadership training internally and externally
  • Organises internal training sessions for others to share knowledge, help develop skill levels and enhance understanding of construction
  • Open to the contribution of others, encourages team members to speak up and contribute
  • Interviews juniors, interns and technical personnel as requested and provides timely feedback on candidate suitability
  • Completes the required actions / documents prior to reviews in a timely manner, attends review meetings
  • Proactively demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in the workplace
  • Be an effective and efficient team leader, someone that the team can trust
  • Possess a flexible working attitude (co-operative and agile) and work well within the team environment
  • Accepts personal responsibility for maintaining studio culture and guides others.  Escalates issues as required.
  • Problem solving approach to team issues.
  • Transparent and effective communication with project team, seniors and support staff. 
  • Professional, timely and positive communication with external parties including sub-consultants and client via various mediums.
  • Participates in team activities and staff events and motivates their team to join in
  • Respects office and team timing, and guides their team to do the same
  • Contributes to the practices' posts to be put on social media, reads updates and shares publicly available posts and events
  • Manages client expectations and demands, engages with client’s staff at the same level to articulate project design
  • Effective client relations and relationship building
  • Listens for and passes on client feedback to the team and senior management.  Follows up the team to ensure client feedback is taken into consideration in the design.
  • Leads other staff members to follow studio design and brand guidelines
  • Respects client confidentiality and obtains management approval before sharing images and work they are working on
  • Fills in and submits timesheets in a timely manner, and observes attendance procedures, approves team attendance as required.
  • Manage the commercial aspects of projects.  Fully conversant with the contract terms and conditions, scope and deliverables.
  • Maintain close commercial control of the project and notify and update finance of when invoices can be raised
  • Be aware that contract with client is signed before work commences.  Help ensure that all sub-consultant contract documents are complete and signed.
  • Ensure a project risk register is compiled, relevant and maintained.
  • Be aware of client and sub-consultant invoices and when payments are made and received.
  • Risk Management – participate in compilation of risk register and risk management plan for your project.  Ensure that the risk register is reviewed regularly at team meetings and updated.  Assist the associate / other seniors in updating and mitigating risks throughout the life of the project.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Min 10 years post graduate experience in buildings design
  • Excellent communication skills in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • A working knowledge of advanced software packages such as MIDAS, Strand7 and SPACE GASS or suitable equivalent
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Commercial management experience
  • Proven experience managing stakeholders including client relations
  • Proven experience in project / stage reporting
  • Project stages – experience in delivering projects independently
  • Industry Experience – in innovative practices locally or internationally or reputable local practices
  • An enthusiasm for design and the built environment, innovative concepts and sustainability
  • An ambitious personality, capable of achieving
  • Agility – flexible, addresses obstacles and is pro-active in finding rapid solutions
  • Resilience
  • Able to lead teams
  • Multi-task
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to manage up as well as manage the team

  • Effectively delegates tasks, responsibility and authority, and helps others to solve problems themselves
  • Emotional resilience
  • Leads by example
  • Integrity – creates trust though honest and consistent behavior, keeps commitments
  • Respectful of gender and cultural differences
  • Encourages open and straightforward communication
  • Open to other points of view
  • Plans and conducts effective meetings
  • Hands-on and proactive
  • Clear communicator
  • Can handle complexity
  • Has good temperament and analytical mindset

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree educated – Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering Masters is desirable.
  • Preferably chartered MHKIE 
  • Registration with home country professional body 

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Structural Design Engineer recruitment continues apace in Hong Kong! Our client is a major international buildings and civil engineering contractor with an ever increasing order book and a landmark project to deliver to Hong Kong.  

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

A competitive all inclusive salary package is available for the best available talent in the market place with a very attractive bonus scheme for high achievers!

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