Structural Designer

Reports To:

Lead Structural Engineer


The Structural Designer is responsible for the production of civil/structural 3D models and 2D drawings in accordance with project requirements under the supervision of the Lead Designer. The Structural Designer is required to apply specialized and/or advanced engineering principles at conceptual level.

The Structural Designer participates in a wide range of projects covering civil foundations and concrete and steel structures in a wide range of industries such as mining, heavy industrial and infrastructure. Activities include site investigation and civil/structural steel modeling for both front end planning studies and the detailed engineering phase for multidisciplinary projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the work of draftspersons and senior draftspersons in the preparation of contract drawings, record keeping and other statistical work.
  • Produce and maintain technical and engineering drawings using 3D CAD software as required.
  • Perform conceptual layout work.
  • Develop design details.
  • Check drawings prior to release.
  • Ensure coordination with designers and engineers of other disciplines.
  • Perform clash detection of models with other discipline models.
  • In conjunction with engineering staff, prepare design concepts for both internal and client review.
  • In conjunction with engineering staff, produce detailed engineering drawings and documentation for identified and approved concepts/projects.
  • Participation in formal engineering review processes.
  • Verify onsite condition and dimensions relating to existing facilities.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Engineering diploma (N Dip) or equivalent (civil/structural).
  • Minimum of five years civil/structural design experience.
  • Experience within a large project, multidisciplinary EPCM environment.
  • Ability to design in a 3D environment.
  • Experience with heavy industrial structures and their foundations.
  • Knowledge of industry or regulatory standards, regulations and codes pertinent to the design and systems related to the project.
  • Understanding of other discipline requirements.
  • Proficient in the use of MicroStation.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good safety awareness.


  • For work in South Africa, professional engineering technician (Pr. Tech) registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) or other relevant country registration.
  • Experience in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects.

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