About Us

Robert Bird Group is a leading international structural, geotechnical, civil and construction engineering consultancy. We are specialists in the built environment and complex infrastructure. We maintain a one firm ethos and family culture which has allowed the business to operate across all barriers, always focused to achieve best for project, and best for our people.

The Opportunity

Due to continuing growth within the organisation, we are seeking to expand our Infrastructure Team by expanding the dedicated resources in this area. The opportunity is working with a high performing, service-oriented and collaborative team.

We are looking for a Design Engineer to join the London Office. This is an exciting time for Robert Bird Group, as we go through continual expansion and have a full portfolio of landmark buildings and infrastructure projects which presents an opportunity for someone looking to further their career within a thriving engineering consultancy.


Preparing reports, designs and drawings for infrastructure related projects including bridges, footbridges, retaining walls, culverts, station boxes and other rail and road related structures.

Being mindful of constructability and how that is to be incorporated in design

Using tools to measure and, where possible, actively reduce carbon output, considering sustainability at all stages of design

Undertaking calculations for new and existing structures in a diversity of materials like RC concrete, masonry, steel and cast iron

Assessing existing structures (rail or road infrastructure), from initial inspection for assessment to delivery of repairs

Attending site inspections, previously completing specific Health and Safety documentation and trainings as required

Liaising with relevant professional staff and organisations like Network Rail or High Speed 2.

Supporting project leaders on commercial related elements of the work like fee proposals, variations or invoices

Working collaboratively supporting junior team members

Growing the automation and coding skills via in-house and in-project learning

Experience and Knowledge

  • BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons)
  • Working towards being chartered with ICE or IStructE
  • Relevant structural engineering experience, specially in the rail or highways environment.
  • Understanding of the approval processes for projects for Network Rail, High Speed 2 and/or Transport for London (or similar)
  • Site experience on a rail environment, PTS training is desirable
  • CSCS card.
  • Coding experience is advisable
  • Software used: Lusas and Strand7, recommendable; alternatively Etabs or Midas; Python

Why Work With Us

Robert Bird Group is a growing, fast-paced business which offers birthday leave, corporate health insurance rates, paid parental leave, recognition awards, an active and engaging social club, along with a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

Please attach a CV and cover letter.

Robert Bird Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Hr.resources@robertbird.com

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