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Assistant Bridge Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Glasgow, Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


With an expanding workload comprising a great mix of long-term framework agreements and individual structure projects for a range of clients across the UK Road and Rail bridge market our Bridges team are now recruiting an Assistant Bridge Engineer. The role can be based ideally from our York, Glasgow or Birmingham offices with extensive flexibility to work from home.


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 an assistant engineer you will gain the opportunity to be involved across all types of projects, 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 and assist in the identification of resource required for delivery
  • 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
  • A foundation of experience in Bridge Engineering or structural Engineering in a Transportation Infrastructure environment
  • Attention to detail and a desire to grow and develop
  • Ability to work in a collaborative multi-discipline design team
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with supervision
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.