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Structural Engineer

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Structural engineers specialise in designing the framework and foundations of structures such as bridges, sports stadia, masts, tower blocks and coastal and offshore oil platforms. They ensure the structures can withstand forces such as machinery, traffic, storms and earthquakes.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting pay for structural engineers is around £20,000 to £30,000 a year. With a number of years’ experience this can rise to around £44,000. Chartered engineers with over 10 years’ experience can expect to earn up to around £60,000 a year, sometimes more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs for civil or structural engineers can be with industrial companies, contractors, consulting firms, water companies, oil companies, local government or in research organisations.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
8973
1.3 %
RISE
2024
9086
  United Kingdom
2019
60570
1 %
RISE
2024
61167

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Engineering Council sets and maintains the standards of the engineering profession in the UK. It does so through 35 professional engineering institutions which are Licensed Members of the Engineering Council.

Tomorrow's engineers website http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk provides further information.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Institution of Structural Engineers
Tel: 020 7235 4535
Website: http://www.istructe.org.uk/
Twitter: @IStructE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIStructE/

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