Senior Designer

Job Type: Full Time


Location: Head Office


Reporting to: Technical Services Manager


Job purpose:

To deliver outline designs at tender stage, temporary works and permanent works designs at contract stage and technical support throughout any project.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Duties and scope includes:

  • Design of temporary and permanent works at tender stage and contract stage including provision of calculations, drawings, specifications and design methodology.
  • Liaise with external designers and procurement of permanent and temporary works designs including design scope, specification and review.
  • Liaison with external clients, Principal Designers, Supervising Engineer, etc.
  • Provide technical advice throughout the organisation, including product specifications and suitability, geotechnical site investigation and surveying procurement and specification
  • Maintain relevant procedures and documentation for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety (CDM Regulations)
  • Assess design risks with consideration in all designs of buildability, safety and environmental factors.
  • Review and ensure the relevant company procedures are complied with and re-write procedures as and when appropriate

The company may, from time to time, require you to undertake duties other than those outlined in this job description and/or to undertake work in other departments/sites to meet customer demands. Any changes to this job description will be discussed and agreed with you.


Personal specifications – essential

  • HND/BSc/BEng in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • 10+ years work experience in a design office environment
  • Professionally qualified (C.Eng) or working towards professional membership
  • Competent IT skills with MS Office software and design packages
  • Commercial awareness (NEC3 Option A, C, E and PSC)
  • A natural forward planner who is comfortable communicating with their colleagues and external companies
  • A logical, organised and professional individual who can make informed decisions and build relationships with others at all levels of the organisation(s)
  • Able to work at high concentration levels to ensure ‘right 1st time’
  • Can prioritise with good time management
  • A team player who enjoys a challenge and has a ‘can do’ attitude

Personal specifications – desirable

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Design experience within a flood defence and or coastal environment, including cofferdams, water control structures, working in soft ground, crane stability, flood defence works
  • AutoCad experience; ideally Civils 3D and Navisworks
  • Knowledge of B.I.M. (Building Information Modelling)
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate requirements (We will reciprocate!)
  • CSCS card

How to apply

Click here to download the application pack and return the completed form to: hr@mackley.co.uk or by post to the address below:

HR Department, J T Mackley & Co Ltd, Bankside House, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XQ

If you require a paper copy of the application pack please call 01273 492212.