Design Engineer – Groundforce Shorco Major Projects – Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Design Engineer – Groundforce Shorco Major Projects

Vp plc

Wakefield, West Yorkshire





Design Engineer – Groundforce Shorco Major Projects

Location: Morley, Nr Leeds & Wakefield | Salary: Competitive |  Closing Date: Thursday 30 March 2023

We are recruiting for a Major Projects Design Engineer to join our Leeds based design team to produce temporary works design solutions on a variety of projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.


What you will be doing


  • With a primary focus on the structural design of temporary works solutions for excavation and basement propping, you will be responsible for developing safe, cost effective and practical solutions that will help reinforce our market leading position and pursuit of technical excellence.


  • You will be working on the designs from concept through to completion on site, utilising existing products and designing bespoke items where necessary.


  • We expect that you are a strong communicator and a team player, looking to work collaboratively between the various business functions, you will provide support to our Project Teams and Sales Engineers, whilst developing successful working relationships with contractors, consulting engineers and temporary works engineers.


Do you have what it takes 


Our ideal candidate will be keen to progress towards professional recognition with the ICE / IStructE. Groundforce operates an ICE Company Approved Training Scheme and encourage and support our engineering colleagues to achieve professional qualifications.


Good organisational skills are essential to manage numerous projects with multiple stakeholders.  


  • Degree level qualification in civil/structural engineering
  • postgraduate experience working within a civil/structural engineering environment
  • Familiarity with the structural design of steel.
  • Knowledge or experience of design to Eurocodes is desirable
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software including Revit is desirable
  • Use of Microsoft office suite
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Temporary works experience desirable
  • Appreciation of geotechnical design
  • Willingness to progress towards ICE professional qualification
  • Some product knowledge is desirable however full product training will be given.


A little bit about us 


Groundforce has built a reputation as a first class market leader by developing six core business elements. Each division was formed to serve the construction industry by offering specialist solutions in shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges and excavation training. A commitment to developing our vast product range means Groundforce’s customers can be certain of innovative products and a comprehensive service.




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