New Job Opportunities at RISE Structures

Are you a Structural Engineer based in Bristol?

RISE are looking for a Structural Engineer to join their team at their office in Bristol. As a Structural Engineer you will have the opportunity to work on exciting and bespoke projects throughout the UK. Projects vary in both the domestic and commercial sectors.

Established ten years ago, the company has grown consistently. The team work from a modern and vibrant office in Bristol with a fun yet professional atmosphere. The company is flexible and forward-thinking, offering training and support where needed.


Salary: Competitive + Benefits (Permanent)
Experience: + 4 years & Near Chartered
Reports to: Team Leader
Relationships: Clients, contractors and colleagues

Purpose of the role

To work effectively as a Structural Engineer taking responsibility for the project designs from start to finish. Establish excellent client relationships. Manage your time to ensure projects will be delivered efficiently and within budget. Support other engineers to produce technical solutions and peer review their work. Produce your work schedules, other programs and invoices. Understand the business strategy and support its aim while helping in the production of marketing materials. Attend networking events and raise the business profile.

Key tasks

Structural engineering: design the structural elements of the project and break complex projects down into manageable components and tasks. Present your structural concept to colleagues effectively. Identify critical design elements in advance, enabling you to agree solutions with the client before the full design. Develop solutions that are interesting as well as effective. Ensure you continually value aesthetic considerations in the structural proposals you work on. Produce all the relevant calculations to European Standards and submit them to Building Control for their approval. Help produce the relevant plans & typical sections with a Revit modeller and typical connections details by hand sketches. Check progress on site and answer any site queries promptly in a positive manner. Follow our design process as well as our procedures and make sure that engineers working with you follow them too. Constantly update and review the design process and procedures.

Project management: communicate regularly and effectively with clients and stay on top of all project issues. You are expected to efficiently manage your workload and the clients’ expectations, agree with the client the project deadlines and work towards meeting them each and every time. Manage our subcontractors (drainage engineer, Revit technician, reinforcement detailing) for successful completion of the projects. Assist the Director & Associate Director to schedule the workload and lead weekly resourcing meetings.

Technical expertise: to be able to design in all main materials (steel, concrete, timber & masonry) and use Revit proficiently. You will keep up to date with the CPD requirements with the IStructE/ICE. Search training courses available and subscribe to them. Discuss training and support other engineers technically.

Financial reporting: regularly review the project budgets and report to the Director & Associate Director on their progress. To contribute towards the growth of the company by developing your network of clients and help the marketing officer to produce marketing materials for the company. Assist in the production of invoices.

Quality management: effectively carry out reviews of Engineers’ work at key stages to allow design errors and issues to be resolved before drawings and designs are issued. Take a keen approach in driving technical excellence in design solutions and strive to maintain good levels of quality in the output of information from yourself and other team members.

CDM: Be aware of your responsibilities under CDM Regulations and those of others. Discharge these responsibilities competently and diligently. Identify hazards and eliminate then by applying the principles of hard reduction and record and communicate any residual risks unambiguously to all relevant parties.

The above are the main responsibilities of the role; it is likely that other work will be required in supporting the growth of the business and that the role will develop over time to suit RISE’s changing needs.

Experience and skills to be successful in the role

Technical / practical

  1. Competence in working on small and medium size projects and designing structural elements in steel, concrete, masonry and timber.
  2. Awareness of structural timber design.
  3. Ability to scope ground investigations, interpret their results and design/propose suitable foundations based on those.
  4. Competence with use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Google e-mail and calendar; PDF editing software & business systems (for example time recording and expenses systems).
  5. Proficiency in the use of Revit, NBS specifications, Oasys GSA, TEDDS, SCIA, Master series analysis software.

Personal skills and style

  1. Positive ‘can do’ attitude to your work and the client’s wishes.
  2. Good attention to detail and accuracy in preparation of information which is sent out from the office.
  3. Efficient time management with good organisational skills, able to deliver to deadlines.
  4. Experience of working effectively in a fast-paced professional commercial business environment and understand the need to respond quickly to requests for information.
  5. Co-operation and flexibility suited to working as part of an effective team.
  6. A flexible approach to developing and contributing to the growth of the business.
  7. Influencing ability, exercising tact and discretion, able to persuade others effectively and with confidence in a liaison role with clients, contractors and colleagues.
  8. Customer care skills, patience and efficiency in dealing with business contacts and clients, by telephone and in person, in a warm and friendly manner, particularly with international contacts whose first language may not be English.
  9. Commercial awareness to develop business opportunities from contacts.
  10. Interest in learning operational information about company business to increase business, financial and marketing awareness.
  11. Be organised and follow the process in place.
  12. Excellent communication skills


You will join their small design team where your progress will be overseen by more senior engineers. The ideal candidate will have experience of working on small to medium retail, commercial and residential projects using all common building materials ranging from £1m to £25m in value. Excellent training and technical support is on offer as well as a competitive starting salary, along with the opportunity to work alongside Chartered engineers in a dynamic design team.

If you would to apply for either please send us your C.V’s and covering letters to