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Graduate Bridge Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Glasgow, York, Manchester, Bir, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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With ambitious growth plans, this is an exciting time to join SYSTRA Ltd as we continue to develop and raise our profile in the UK with the recruitment of a Graduate Bridge Design Engineer. The role can be based from our York, Glasgow, Birmingham or Manchester offices with significant flexibility to balance with working from home.


SYSTRA’s Bridges team have an expanding workload comprising a mix of long term framework agreements and individual structure projects for a range of clients across the UK Road and Rail bridge market. We are involved across the full bridge life cycle from initial concept development through to detail design and construction support; ongoing asset management including minor repairs, structural inspection and assessment, repair and strengthening; and ultimately design for removal or reconstruction. As a graduate engineer you will gain the opportunity to be involved across all types of project, taking increasing levels of responsibility as you gain in experience and confidence. You will be involved in all aspects of the work of the team, from planning site inspections to delivering reports, calculations and drawings in support of bridge designs and assessments.


Main Duties:

  • Work under the direction and supervision of assigned senior engineer
  • Prepare calculations, reports and specifications as required in the preparation of design work.
  • Supervise the production of drawings.
  • Manage delivery of projects – take responsibility for own areas of work to meet agreed project deadlines
  • Actively engage in team and personal training activities
  • Identify scope change items.
  • Maintain CPD log and Personal Development Plan along with progression of ICE/IStructE training agreement


Experience required:


  • Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Knowledge of design processes
  • Ability to work in a collaborative multi-discipline design team
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimum supervision
  • Attention to detail, tenacity, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to learn
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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