What is a Graduate Structural Engineer?

A Structural Engineer is responsible for designing structures to withstand pressures and stresses imposed through human usage and environmental conditions.

What does a Graduate Structural Engineer do?

As you gain more knowledge and experience throughout the graduate scheme, you'll be given more responsibility. However, when you're starting out as a Structural Engineer, you'll be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Carrying out inspections

  • Preparing reports for clients and line managers

  • Assisting designers in the delivery of the project

  • Assisting and carrying out structural design with a variety of materials

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Structural Engineer?

Most employers will usually ask candidates to hold an IStructE or ICE accredited degree in a related subject, such as Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering.

However, due to the technical nature of this profession, some employers may ask for candidates with up to two years of industry experience, but this will vary from employer to employer.

Candidates should also be:

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • In possession of strong commercial awareness

  • Able to use Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Flexible and able to adapt

  • Able to pay attention to detail

  • Able to work individually and as part of a team

  • Knowledgeable about AutoCAD

What is a Graduate Scheme?

If you’re looking to find out more about graduate schemes within the UK construction industry then you’ve come to the right place. We have put together information on everything you need to know about graduate schemes within the construction and infrastructure.

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