Graduate Design Engineer

GKR Scaffolding is an award winning scaffolding and access specialist.

We work on the most iconic construction projects in London and the South East such as The Shard, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, The Royal Albert Hall and Court One at Wimbledon.

Our vision is to be the leading scaffolding company in the UK, providing scaffolding and access solutions at all stages of a project life cycle, whilst being regarded as an inspirational employer of the very best people.

As part of our rapid growth we are now looking to recruit an additional Graduate Design Engineer to start ASAP. 

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About the role

Location: London office on the South Bank with site work as required

Package: £20,000+ per annum

Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 8am – 5pm

Our Graduate Design Engineers provide scaffolding and temporary works design schemes.

This will include the production of detailed design drawings, structural calculations and design risk assessments for a range of commercial and industrial projects.

You will need to ensure we adhere to the latest codes of practice, UK regulations and company policies. 

Job Description:

  • The design of scaffolding and temporary works in accordance with British and European codes of practice and UK construction and health & safety legislation.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to analyse the structural integrity of scaffolding and temporary works structures ranging from simple hand calculations to second order frame analysis.
  • Assess and design-out hazards where possible within the design process and propose effective control measures for the reduction and elimination of risk.
  • Conduct site surveys, collect and assess site information, liaise with clients and fellow construction professionals and represent the company at design and site meetings.
  • Understand the practicalities of the erection, use and dismantle of scaffolding, as well as its main functions in key industry sectors and apply this knowledge to improve our service provision, processes and standards.
  • Uphold the name and reputation of GKR Scaffolding Ltd at all times and conduct oneself in a professional and dignified manner in keeping with the values of the company.

Person Specification

This role will suit an ambitious design engineer who wants to work in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. We are looking for a Graduate with the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to articulate plans clearly, and collaborate with clients and the GKR team.
  • Highly analytical with forensic attention to detail.
  • Adaptable with ability to work across multiple projects and manage a number a stakeholders.
  • Proactive approach to learning and developing skills supported by the business.
  • Ability to evaluate new technologies/platforms in line with business needs.


Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: £20,000 +
  • Location: London
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • 28 days' holiday
  • Auto-enrolment pension

Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural
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To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to DEVacancies@gkrscaffolding

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