Engineer - Protective Design & Security

Civil, Structural.

About us

Thornton Tomasetti applies engineering and scientific principles to solve the world’s challenges. An independent organisation of creative thinkers and innovative doers collaborating from offices worldwide, our mission is to bring our clients' ideas to life and, in the process, lay the groundwork for a better, more resilient future. We provide support and opportunities to our employees to achieve their full potential and cultivate a rewarding career.

Our Protective Design practice helps architects, building owners, developers and public agencies worldwide achieve security objectives while upholding each project’s aesthetic, functional and budgetary goals. A recognized leader in security services – with more than 60 years of experience – we collaborate with clients and project teams to develop physical, technical and operational security solutions for facilities of every type, use and size. Our Protective Design Engineers are civil and structural engineers who specialise in the design of buildings and infrastructure to protect against acts of terrorism, espionage, and criminality.

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Graduate Engineer to join our Protective Design Practice where we use our expert knowledge to develop technical and bespoke solutions for our clients. The role would suit someone with an academic background in civil and structural engineering, who is interested in structural dynamics and wants to pursue a career within the specialist area of blast and impact design. Full training in the above specialisms is offered in the form of project design experience, courses and attendance at full-scale blast and vehicle impact trials. 


As a Graduate Engineer you will be required to:

  • Undertake small scale conventional civil and structural engineering design projects.
  • Assist senior colleagues in carrying out structural condition surveys.
  • Undertake structural blast analysis of buildings, structures and facade systems and prepare design solutions to respond to client protective design requirements.
  • Undertaking civil engineering design and analysis of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) measures (vehicle impact). 
  • ​Attend explosive blast trials, vehicle impact crash tests and physical attack trials.
  • Interface with clients and other design team members.
  • Prepare drawings, technical reports and specifications, and computer models using industry standard software such as AutoCAD or Revit. 
  • Be able to demonstrate strong analytical skills with intuitive and logical approach to solving engineering problems.
  • Proficient in the use of or be willing to learn specialist analytical software. 
  • Be willing to partake in physical security R&D.
  • Have a willingness to travel as work requires.


  • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related subject and must be able to demonstrate excellent understanding of fundamental principles and problem solving.
  • Strong IT skills are required with an enthusiasm to learn new applications and packages.
  • Knowledge of programming languages is desirable.

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, colour, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Job ID Number: R4626
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    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Romsey (Hampshire)
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  • Civil
  • Structural
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