We’re looking for a Senior  Structures Engineer to join our expanding team in Milan. Reporting to Director(s), you will be responsible for the operational delivery of projects and ensuring a high standard of engineering, in accordance with the company’s standards and procedures.

The role requires the Senior Engineer to be a strong team player, a professional with a proven ability to think creatively, and act tactically and efficiently.

As a Senior Engineer your role will include effective internal communications, administration and project co-ordination. Quality of delivery will be key to your role, targeting client care.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage and co-ordinate projects to meet all required deadlines.
  • Undertake engineering activities as required and, where appropriate, act as Design Team Leader.
  • Undertake the Site inspections and undertake the role of Direzione Lavori Strutture
  • Implement and comply with quality management plans to support and contribute to the company’s long-term strategy.
  • Inform, communicate, and promote the standards within our internal quality management systems.
  • Continually improve standards and quality of designs to achieve successful design and delivery of projects.
  • Act as Job Runner when required.
  • Support the management of the company by taking on duties as agreed with the Associate/Associate Director or Director and to provide any reports required.
  • Work closely with other members of the team to ensure effective communications.
  • Appropriate project administration, monitoring, reporting and communication.
  • Input into project programmes to allow senior staff to resource projects adequately.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of projects under the direction of senior staff.
  • Take responsibility for specific areas of the design and project development for delivery.
  • Liaise and attend meetings necessary to perform duties and business and organisational development.
  • Organise design team working meetings as required to maintain project delivery and to aid interdisciplinary communication.
  • Attendance at relevant internal CPD seminars to further own learning
  • Have a sound understanding for the need of project specific Designers Risk Assessments being able to produce these for both CDM and project risks.
  • Understand the basis of the fee for the project.
  • Advise on any duties over and above the agreed fee basis on projects that you are involved in.
  • Monthly reporting
  • Good understanding of all appropriate technical software applications
  • Client satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Commitment to professional development for yourself and less experienced members of the team.
  • Recognise contribution under latest CDM regulations and inform clients of their duties.


About you:

  • Excellent communications skills in English and Italian, both written and spoken
  • Ability to work with all areas of the Practice and effectively communicate cross-functionally and internationally.
  • Well-developed engineering skills – education to degree level, minimum 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Very good understanding of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.
  • Experience in structural seismic design of steel and reinforced concrete structures according to American and European standards.
  • Very good knowledge of performance - based seismic design and nonlinear analysis.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to understand, formulate and communicate design decisions.
  • Experience of working at a senior level across a wide sector of clients and projects
  • Good negotiation, communication, influencing and written skills.
  • Integrity and commitment to service
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Creative and resourceful in problem solving.
  • Personable, approachable, and flexible
  • Client focused to generate satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Good understanding of the construction industry
  • Demonstrable success in contributing towards team targets.
  • Successful design and delivery of projects under your control
  • Understanding of project fees
  • Ability to act as Lead Coordinator within your discipline.
  • A demonstrable keenness to increase your profile in the industry.


Benefits include:

  • 9-Day Fortnight (not compressed hours - we give one genuinely free rest day every fortnight with no change to salary).
  • Paid professional membership.
  • Regular performance reviews to help with your career progression.

Please see here for more info about the benefits of working at Bryden Wood.

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