As a structural engineer you’ll create the spaces that we live and work in. This involves making sure buildings are buildable, safe and logically designed.
One of the most exciting parts of the role can be watching your work come to life. As a structural engineer, you’ll be able to see a project develop and witness first-hand the impact a building can have on people’s lives.
Whether you’re an experienced professional, considering your first job as a graduate, or looking to enrol on our apprenticeship scheme, we can offer you the opportunity to work within a collaborative and friendly environment on a broad-range of engineering projects.
You can become a structural engineer by gaining a full-time Bachelors Degree in Engineering, accredited for subsequent Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration.
This degree typically takes three to four years to complete. Between your University terms, AWA provide work experience opportunities to support you every step of the way, and offer a competitive graduate salary following completion of your degree.
Becoming qualified in structural engineering through an AWA apprenticeship allows you to learn while you work.
Depending on your education level when you join us, this might involve firstly undertaking a BTEC qualification, Diploma, NVQ, HNC, HND, or other work-related qualifications. On gaining these qualifications, we offer enrolment on to a Bachelors Degree in Engineering to ultimately become a practising structural engineer.
All of these qualifications would be funded by AWA, with paid leave granted to attend classes.
This flow chart published by the Engineering Council provides a visual example of the paths you can take to become a structural engineer.
Once you have gained sufficient engineering experience, your level of commitment and competency in your role can be demonstrated through Professional registration with the Engineering Council.
With help from chartered members of our team, AWA can support you to reach this significant achievement in your career.
There are two registration categories for engineers, each with a different education and experience requirement:
Applications for assessment must be made to a professional engineering institution in order to achieve these titles. Assessment can be in the form of written evidence or an interview, dependent on the organisation.
A full breakdown of the competencies required to achieve these professional titles can be found here.
We welcome applications from talented people who are interested in joining our growing practice. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about careers at AWA.