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At Amphora Consulting we’re a forward looking, dynamic organization that embraces free thinking, fresh approaches and innovation to create inspirational projects throughout the UK & Ireland – so we’re always looking for individuals who stand out from the rest.

Due to an expanding workload across all sectors, we’re looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Principal Civil & Structural Engineer (Associate Designate) to lead and grow our design team in Belfast. You will work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects. .


This is a key strategic appointment for Amphora Consulting. With a multi-disciplinary knowledge of engineering design within the Built Environment, you will initially hold the position of Principal Structural Engineer, managing the day-to-day operation and leadership of a team delivering projects from feasibility through to handover. This is a developmental role which will progress to being an Associate Director of the practice in the first 12 months with a view to further progression from there.


You'll help deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, you will have the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.

You will have exceptional leadership qualities and be capable of managing, supervising, coaching and mentoring junior members of the structural design team. It is therefore essential that we have someone who is an excellent communicator, both orally and written, and can command the respect of clients and staff.

Collaboration is at the very heart of our business and as a Leader you must have outstanding skills in this area. Much of our work is to strict deadlines ensuring that deliverables are issued in a timely fashion. You will be expected to plan and manage complex workloads to programme.

The role will involve you actively seeking new business opportunities drawing on your wide-range of client relationships and contacts. You will be expected to grow this client base. The role will also involve taking an active part in winning work and preparing compelling proposals.


Assisting in the preparation of structural schemes or specific elements of major improvements, which includes:

  • Undertake structural design in a variety of materials including steelwork, concrete, masonry and timber.
  • Contribute to technical feasibility studies and production of related reports
  • Carry out preliminary designs
  • Acting as a Lead Structural Engineer as part of Multidiscipline Design Team
  • Provide technical leadership to other members of the Structural Engineering team
  • Manage inputs to deliver projects to budget and schedule to meet the project requirements.
  • Lead in design reviews and verification checks
  • Undertake site visits, surveys and report writing.
  • Liaise with clients, architects, contractors and other project stakeholders
  • Commitment to continued professional development, and the development of new skills beyond the core functions.
  • Actively contribute to developing new business and company growth through your network of contacts


  • Applicants must have a degree in a related discipline such as Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • 10 years' experience in a similar Structural Design role.
  • Demonstrable buildings focused structural engineering design.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • An understanding of CAD (Bentley, AutoCAD, Revit) is desirable.
  • Experience in use of structural design software
  • Excellent communication skills and have the ability to prioritise and manage workload effectively
  • Approaching Chartership or have Chartered status.
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure, to deadlines and as part of a team.


When you join Amphora Consulting, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. We are involved in innovative projects and programs of work, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.

Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing things happen” in each community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Amphora Consulting recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, having flexible start and finish time. We can offer a range of solutions to help you to get the most out of your work / life balance.


To apply for this job please submit a detailed CV, attaching any relevant documents.

Please email your application to:

Dr Neil Campbell
MEng (Hons) PhD CEng MIEI MICT
Managing Director