• Whitby Wood

Join our team

We believe in the power of creative engineering and we are passionate about detail. Our thriving design studio offers structural engineering professionals the chance to work with visionary clients and fantastic architects, and opportunities for fast-track rewarding careers.

We work internationally from offices in London and Mumbai — providing stimulating working environments, varied and challenging projects, multicultural teams, and support for career development and learning new skills. We look for keen talented individuals who want to take on more responsibility and who are open to exploring new ways of working and approaches to engineering. For more experienced engineers, we offer the opportunity to help shape the evolution of the practice — literally designing their own futures.

As well as the specific vacancies below, we welcome unsolicited applications, and invite you to contact us directly. Graduates for 2018, and students seeking work experience, should apply early.

Whitby Wood recruitment

Vacancy

Resident Engineer

WANTED : SELF-ASSURED RESIDENT ENGINEER
(3-5 days per week, London)

Whitby Wood is looking for a self-assured, hard-working resident engineer to work on a major residential development in Croydon. You will need to be meticulous, practical and a problem solver with a dollop of diplomacy — and be able to command the respect of our client, contractor and subcontractors, as shown by your experience in successfully performing this type of role on previous projects. This capability should be matched by excellent interpersonal skills, and a readiness to represent us at meetings with clients and architects.

The responsibilities of the role include …
— Review of technical proposals for the timely resolution of issues

— Production of detailed daily logs documenting key aspects of the construction

— Preparation of weekly and monthly progress reports

— Preparation of high quality sketches documenting issues arising

— Recognition of the vital importance of health and safety on site, and mitigation of issues before they happen through close working with the contractor

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— 10+ years’ experience, with a minimum 2 years as a resident engineer in the UK, backed by a sound portfolio of completed projects

— Chartership with ICE or IStructE

— A strong communicator in spoken and written English

— Able to work independently, versatile and with good interpersonal skills

— Strong practical skills in dealing with issues before they get bigger

— Familiarity with common practice in foundation works, site formation, and reinforced concrete and structural steel construction

— Ability to work with online construction management platforms: knowledge of Viewpoint preferred but not essential

— Hold current Construction Skills Certification Scheme card (white or yellow)

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving practice with lots of potential. The studio is open-plan, the atmosphere relaxed, and we offer a good work/life balance and a friendly fun ethos. We are an equal opportunities employer.

If you are seeking something special in your career, and no one else has been able to help, maybe you should contact us.

We do not accept applications made via agencies. Please apply by email in person to …

Whitby Wood recruitment

Vacancy

Design Engineer

WANTED : AWESOME STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
(full time)

Whitby Wood is looking for a technically strong, highly creative structural engineer who can communicate well with a pencil. We’d also rather like it if you were hard-working, a team player (sport is good), and looking for responsibility early. You need to be an effective communicator and good at making computers work for you. For our part, we promise that you’ll grow with us, fast, and that you’ll wonder why you didn’t join us earlier!

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— 2-4 years’ experience
— Minimum one years’ experience at an established engineering practice in the UK
— Working towards ICE or IstructE chartership
— Strong interest in architecture and the relationship between structural engineering and architectural design
— Ability to communicate with a pencil
— Working capabilities with Revit, ETABS, SAFE and Rhino preferred
— Programming ability ideal

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic thriving practice with lots of potential for progression. The studio is open-plan, the atmosphere relaxed, and we offer a good work/life balance and a friendly fun ethos. We are an equal opportunities employer.

If you are seeking something special in your career, and no one else has been able to help, maybe you should contact us.

We do not accept applications made via agencies. Please apply by email in person to …

Whitby Wood recruitment

Vacancy

Senior Engineer

WANTED : EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
(full time, London)

Whitby Wood is looking for a passionate, hard-working senior structural engineer who is looking to grow with us. You will need to be a dab hand with a pencil, and understand how to get your sketches built. You will also need to be able to command the respect of colleagues and clients, and experienced in successfully leading teams across a number of projects. This capability should be matched by excellent interpersonal skills, and a readiness to represent us at meetings with clients and architects.

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— 6-8 years’ experience
— Minimum one years’ experience at an established engineering practice in the UK
— Chartered with ICE or IstructE
— Strong interest in architecture and the relationship between structural engineering and architectural design
— Ability and enjoyment in communicating with a pencil, taking sketch to constructed frame : understanding how one leads to the other
— A portfolio of built projects
— Proficiency in Revit, ETABS, SAFE and Rhino preferred

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving practice with lots of potential. The studio is open-plan, the atmosphere relaxed, and we offer a good work/life balance and a friendly fun ethos. We are an equal opportunities employer.

If you are seeking something special in your career, and no one else has been able to help, maybe you should contact us.

We do not accept applications made via agencies. Please apply by email in person to …

Whitby Wood recruitment

Graduates … What fires you up?

It may seem like an obvious question but for us it’s number one. If you are happy, everything works. So we do all we can to make sure you are. We look for exceptional people and offer what’s needed to help fast-track you to achieving the highest standards in the engineering profession.

We offer a training and support programme to all new graduates, and of course, we have the important stuff too — an accredited ICE training scheme that we developed in-house, to which the ICE gave a big tick. Each graduate is assigned a Delegated Engineer (the qualified person who looks after you) who you meet with regularly, plus external training modules are provided to ensure you learn what you need to become a successful chartered engineer. We are proud of our 100% pass rate to date.

We run friendly, largely open-plan offices and work on a diverse range of cool projects (and not just buildings). So, if you love building stuff, are good at maths and programming and have artistic flair, then please get in touch … You will enjoy it here.

Whitby Wood recruitment

Equal opportunities policy

Whitby Wood is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from unlawful discrimination. This principle applies to recruitment and selection, training, promotion, transfers, pay and benefits, and performance appraisal procedures, in addition to the terms and conditions of employment.

Data privacy — job applications

PRIVACY NOTICE : JOB APPLICATIONS

in compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679

As part of any recruitment process, Whitby Wood collects and processes personal 
data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data, and to meeting our data protection obligations.

Download a copy of this data privacy notice >

What information does Whitby Wood collect?
We collect a range of information about each job applicant, including:
— Name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number
— Qualifications, skills, experience and employment history details
— Information about current levels of remuneration, including benefit entitlements
— Whether or not an application has a disability for which we need to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
— Information about an applicant’s entitlement to work in the UK

Whitby Wood may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, or obtained from a passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment. We may also collect personal data about an applicant from third parties, such as through references supplied by former employers. We only seek information from third parties once a job offer has been made, and we inform the applicant that we are doing so.

Data is stored in a range of places, including on individual application records, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Why does Whitby Wood process personal data?
We need to process data both prior to entering into an employment contract and in order to enter into such a contract. In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, it is mandatory to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

Whitby Wood has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment, and decide to whom we offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants in order to respond to, and defend against, legal claims.

Circumstances might dictate that Whitby Wood processes special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religion or beliefs, for the monitoring of recruitment statistics. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. We process such information to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

If an application is unsuccessful, Whitby Wood may want to keep the applicant’s personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which the person may be suited. In these circumstances, we will ask for the applicant’s consent before we keep the data for this purpose, and consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Who has access to the data?
Information may be shared internally to support the recruitment process. People with access may include members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy, and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

We will not share the data with third parties, except in the case of a successful application where we have made an offer of employment, in which case we may share the applicant’s data with former employers to obtain references, and/or employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks.

How does Whitby Wood protect data?
We take the security of personal data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that personal data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by nominated employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long is the data kept?
For unsuccessful employment applications, Whitby Wood holds the applicant’s data on file for six months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If an applicant agrees to allow it, we may hold personal data on file for a further six months for consideration in relation to future employment opportunities. At the end of that period, or if consent is withdrawn, the data is deleted or destroyed.

If you are submitting your CV to Whitby Wood and wish to be considered for other future positions, you should clearly indicate whether you give us consent to hold your details for the full 12 months or not.

For successful employment applications, personal data gathered during the recruitment process is transferred to a new Human Resources file (electronic and paper based) and retained during employment. The period for which individuals’ data is to be held is set out in our internal Data Protection Policy, which is accessible by all staff.

If we are holding your data, you have a number of rights. You can:
— Access and obtain a copy of your data on request
— Require us to change incorrect or incomplete data
— Require us to delete or stop processing your data (for example, where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing)
— Object to the processing of your data where Whitby Wood is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal grounds for processing

To exercise any of these rights, contact Whitby Wood HR

If you believe that Whitby Wood has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the UK’s Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Whitby Wood during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.