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Senior Structural Engineer (BB-BCD5B)

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Great team environment Well respected engineering consultancy with over 33 years in the industry Mining, ports and commercial projects

Who We Are

RKF ES is a specialist engineering consultancy with offices in Brisbane, Gladstone, Wollongong and Perth. We provide structural and durability engineering, cathodic protection, condition auditing and asset management solutions to a diverse group of clients operating in the mining, marine, transport and heavy industries.

The nature of our work is delivering unique technical engineering solutions to a diverse range of clients varying in both size and business focus. We combine advanced method structural analysis with our inhouse material testing capability to solve problems and meet our client’s needs.

In addition to our technical delivery, we have a long-standing history of site inspections, auditing and physical testing of structures in varying conditions. This capability allows us to work with our clients in managing the maintenance and operation of their assets as well as developing remediation designs for degrading structural components and elements. With a growing industry focus on asset integrity management we have seen an increase in demand for our onsite services, remediation solutions, structural analysis and design across several industries.

We are a people focused organisation who believe that the continual professional development and support of our staff results in the best outcomes for our business and clients. We are also an agile and collaborative team working across multiple geographical locations in Australia with a focus on excellence in project delivery and client satisfaction.

Position Scope

Due to business growth, we are seeking a senior structural engineer to join our busy design team in the Queensland region. Ideally, you will be based in Brisbane or Gladstone with at least 8 years’ experience working on construction projects within the mining, marine and transport infrastructure (bridges, roads, rail) sectors. Experience conducting site investigations, condition assessments and writing technical reports is essential, as is experience performing structural design calculations and a willingness to travel for client meetings and site works.

Key Responsibilities

Undertake structural design including computer-based analysis of mining/marine/transport infrastructure structures with concrete and steelwork; Undertake detailed site condition audits and investigations into steel and concrete structures; Prepare and analyse detailed company reports including structural investigations, concrete and steel condition audits and relevant repair strategies; Manage the engagement and performance of external contractors and suppliers; Expand RKF ES’ presence through effective stakeholder management; Manage ongoing critical projects with a key focus on safety and quality; Acting as client contact as appointed for specific projects; Liaising with staff members in other offices; and Other tasks as allocated by senior staff.

Selection Criteria

A Bachelor Degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering; Minimum of eight (8) years’ industry experience; Sound knowledge and experience in structural design, analysis, client/stakeholder management and project delivery; Experience conducting site investigations, condition audits and writing technical reports; Understanding and/or experience on major construction projects; Highly developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills; Be willing to travel locally and interstate if required; Be willing and able to carry out work at heights if required; Be currently residing in Australia and have Permanent Residency or Citizenship; and Be fluent in written and spoken English to a professional level. Experience in working with marine, mobile machines, bulk materials handling or shafts/ tunnel assets; Advanced knowledge and experience in using structural analysis software packages such as SpaceGass and Strand7; Sound knowledge or experience with Cathodic Protection design and durability engineering; Experience with modern concrete admixtures, superflow concrete, steel fibre concrete, self-levelling self-compacting concrete and externally vibrated slip form concrete; and Experience in a QA/QC role.

Applicants who do not meet ALL of the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

How To Apply

For further information or to apply, please email a copy of your CV to

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

(Agency referrals will not be accepted).

GLADSTONE 07 4972 0920 | WOLLONGONG 02 4225 7519 | PERTH 08 9490 8305 | BRISBANE 07 3558 8914
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