Structural Engineer

A structural engineer designs and supervises the construction of structures like buildings, bridges and railways.

Tasks:

Ensures that a structure will remain safe, economical and functional for its life time.
Designs refurbishment schemes to ensure the safety of old structures.
Investigates immediate loads and demands on a structure and calculates future changes that may affect the building soundness.
Manages and directs staff at project site.
Plans, designs and oversees the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges and other structures.
Researches and analyses maps, blueprints, photos, charts and other data to plan projects.
Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.

Qualities:

Analytical bend of mind to understand the implications of the decisions they make.
Excellent communication skills.

Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelor’s degree in structural or civil engineering.
Next, the professional needs to show a four years’ experience in the corresponding field and a professional review is done.
Professional review consists of an interview and an exam.
Once the exam is cleared, the professional can become an associate member or charter member of the Institute of Structural Engineers. This allows the structural engineer to register with the Engineering Council as either an incorporated (IEng) or Chartered (CEng) structural engineer.