Careers - Our Current Vacancies

Trainee Structural Engineer Position

At PorthouseDean you will have opportunity to gain broad experience across a range of exciting projects. You will help us to deliver effective and professional structural engineering services to a variety of clients. The role will give you the opportunity to shadow experienced structural engineers and assist them in the preparation of structural calculations and detailed drawings using CAD software. You will be working within a team of engineers on a range of projects – from extensions and loft conversions to complete new-build developments and industrial frames. We’ll give you the chance to take on more as you progress, and as your awareness improves.

What we offer

  • Training opportunities
  • On-the job development, structured by a mentor
  • A supportive team
  • A challenging environment
  • Modern office in a central location
  • A competitive pay packet  

Who we’re looking for

  • Good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ambition and motivation to work within the engineering industry

Minimum education requirements

Minimum 3 A Levels A*-C (either Maths or Physics, but both is preferable)


Graduate Structural Engineer Position

PorthouseDean Structural Engineers are currently recruiting for a Graduate engineer at our head office in Manchester. As a graduate engineer you will be an integral part of a young, dynamic team where you will be provided the opportunity to work on a range of structural engineering projects. Our projects range from small scale renovation projects to larger scale new-build residential developments and industrial frames.

What you will be doing

  • Production of clear and concise calculation/drawing documents to be issued to clients
  • Dealing / corresponding with / advising clients
  • 2-D & 3-D analysis of structures
  • Design calculations
  • AutoCAD drawings
  • Written specifications
  • Written reports
  • Client liaison (oral/written)
  • Conceptual scheme proposals

What we offer

  • A friendly and supportive work environment
  • The opportunity to positively contribute to the development of a growing office
  • Work towards chartered engineer status
  • Modern office in a central location
  • Competitive salary

Who we’re looking for

  • Good analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Computer literacy
  • 3-D conceptual skills
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Diagrammatic skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to liaise well with professionals from other disciplines

Minimum education requirements

Civil/Structural Engineering Degree with minimum grade of 2:1 (BEng or ideally MEng) from a leading university, with strong academic focus on Structural Analysis modules.

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At PorthouseDean we are committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic.

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Meet Akhil

Meet our Team Careers Page Structural Engineers

Name: Akhil Mathew

Date started: 23.06.14 

Job Role: Graduate Engineer

So Akhil, tell us about your Education history.

"I completed my undergraduate Degree (Civil Engineering) in India and Postgraduate Degree (Structural Engineering) from The University of Manchester in 2014."

What do Porthouse Dean offer that other companies don’t?

"PorthouseDean has helped me improve both professionally and personally since I joined as a Graduate Engineer back in 2014. I'm constantly working on challenging and interesting projects. I've gained exposure in setting up the company's Quality Assurance procedure which helped us getting our ISO Certification. PorthouseDean is the first company I've worked at since graduating. I’m very impressed with the quality systems in place the team have put in place which ensures everything is well organised and traceable. We don’t promise anything which we can’t deliver but we deliver what we promise. I believe we are the best in terms of quality and efficiency, delivering projects to the highest standard. Our customer feedback is a testament to this. I think this is what sets us apart from other consultancies."

Tell us a little bit more about yourself...

"I enjoy working with PorthouseDean, it's a very humorous and friendly environment to work. As a company which keeps growing, we're often working to very tight deadlines but this never phases the Senior Engineers who are always on hand to give me guidance and advice. As a Graduate Engineer the exposure to a wide variety of projects and mentorship from my senior engineer is helping me grow as an Engineer and to work towards my Chartership."

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