Senior Structural Engineer

Are you an experienced Senior Structural Engineer with a background in construction or environmental projects?
Are you ready to join a company that is adding social value and will support your development needs?.

To meet our growing business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Senior Structural Engineer, ideally with experience in Flood or Coastal Engineering. 

The successful applicant will be based at our Leeds office, which are the headquarters of JBA Bentley, a joint venture between JBA Consulting (JBA) and civil engineering and construction company, JN Bentley (JBAB). Some projects will be purely a design commission run by JBA and some will be for design & construct run by the JBAB joint venture.

The successful candidate will lead technical design work on a range of civil and structural engineering projects within the flood defence, rail and built environment sector.

We are looking for candidates with sound technical knowledge and ability to manage design projects and also work pro-actively with the construction team on our design and build joint venture. 

You will report to a Technical Director and will contribute to the delivery of a range of engineering and environmental improvement projects, including permanent detailed design and build schemes and temporary works.  The candidate will be responsible for mentoring and supervising junior staff and, dependant on experience, could develop into line management duties.  The candidate should be familiar with basic design principles by hand, but also software packages such as TEDDS and STRAP and may also have experience in FE analysis & robot.


The post is based within the Leeds, LS1 4BN city centre office.  A combination of office, site and remote working will be involved.  JBA supports agile working which provides for greater flexibility.


Key Information
  • Job Ref: JBB24-04
  • Closing date: 31.05.24
  • Location: Leeds
Downloads: Application Form Equality & diversity form

Qualifications and experience

The candidate must be a self-starter and capable of working without supervision to a high technical standard.  Knowledge of relevant design codes and software packages is essential as you will be required to generate, check and review engineering calculations within a wide variety of projects. Excellent teamworking and efficient communication skills are required, working with staff across a range of offices as well as the core team based in Leeds & Peterborough.

For this role, professional membership of a recognised professional institution such as the ICE or IStructE is preferred and a degree (or equivalent) in civil and or structural engineering is essential.

The candidate should be at chartered or near-chartered level. Candidates should have substantial and proven experience of UK consultancy work and/ or design and build experience.

Typical design requirements would include:

  • Retaining walls, flood embankments, pumping stations, water-retaining structures, lock gates, tidal structures, pipe bridges, road & rail bridge assessments, foundation designs, steelwork design, temporary works assessments, masonry & stonework design & assessments.
  • Design would be carried out using Eurocodes (essential) & occasionally British Standards (optional). 
  • BIM level 3 previous experience.
  • Use of extranet sites.

Preferred experience but not essential includes:

  • Use of autocad (2D & 3D) & Revit.
  • Previous experience of working with Environment Agency, Network Rail  & Coal Authority.

Further information:

Contact Sarah Cropley or Chris Thornton on t: 0113 4268563

Note:  JBA run a comprehensive Graduate scheme and recent graduates interested in working for us should apply via that route


Please send a completed JBA application form, together with a current CV to

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