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Structural Engineer

  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/23/241611
  • Published: Mon 22/05/2023, 16:06 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/06/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: PO5 - £49,707 to £51,783pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Hackney

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Structural Engineer

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In addition to the salary stated, this role attracts a market supplement of £4,000 (To be reviewed after 2 years) car mileage 40.9p per mile if necessary. There is also additional payment for being on the Dangerous Structure Rota.

Hackney is a vibrant London Borough and is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of the best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself.

With the growth in complex developments particularly high rise developments. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated Structural Engineer with preferably substantial Building Regulations experience, to join our dynamic, highly performing Building Control Team.

The successful candidate should have experience in checking structural calculations for small, medium to large complex construction projects, reviewing structural reports and attending dangerous structures. They will be working closely with the Principal and Senior Officer to deliver a high quality service to clients and ensure that the Council's statutory function is effectively discharged. You will enjoy stimulating and varied work in this role – no two days are the same. You will have the chance to work in a supportive working environment with opportunities for personal development and professional growth.

As a Chartered (or working towards) professional preferably IStrucE, you should bring construction industry experience and knowledge of Building Control relating to a wide breadth of buildings, including high rise. You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Part A of the Building Regulations. Driving forward new schemes within the Borough and effectively turning our vision into reality.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the Borough, including taking decisions of allocated Building Regulation applications, Notices and matters allocated by the Building Control Manager, enabling the delivery of quality developments in line with legislation, industry performance guidelines and internal targets.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact Mariza Graham Building Control Manager on

Hackney values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect. A Local Government Pension Scheme which offers ill health retirement provisions, Free hearing, eye tests and health checks and 28 days annual leave entitlement, after five years of service you are entitled to 32 days.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2023

Interview date: 03 July 2023

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: