A career with Whitby Wood

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

We work internationally from collaboration hubs — providing stimulating working environments, varied and challenging projects, multicultural teams, and support for career development and learning new skills. Our current hubs include London, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Mumbai and Belgrade.

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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.

Current vacancies


Whitby Wood is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working senior structural engineers who are passionate about sustainability, and keen to work in a collaborative environment. This is a terrific opportunity to join the London hub of a thriving practice — and contribute to overall business development through involvement in our internal development groups, such as diversity & inclusion, community engagement, and digital development.

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
— Willingness to be involved in our internal development groups
— 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


Whitby Wood is looking for technically strong, highly creative structural engineers 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 …
— 2-3 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


Whitby Wood Pritamdasani invites you to bring your expertise into play, providing technical leadership for a project team of design engineers and CAD technicians at our Mumbai collaboration hub — working on major new projects. We see great opportunities ahead and we are looking for a talented, passionate engineer to grow with us.

Key responsibilities and tasks …
— Supervising project delivery teams, reviewing outputs: drawings, reports, technical presentations
— Assisting senior staff in planning team technical development
— Overseeing and troubleshooting structural designs
— Coordinating with project managers and design teams for on-time and on-budget project delivery
— Inspecting onsite works for compliance, developing remedial actions if required
— Identifying and following up leads for new project opportunities
— Taking the initiative to help less experienced team members increase their capabilities, mentoring

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— BE/BTech degree in civil engineering from a reputable institution, ME/MTech in structures desirable
— 12+ years’ experience in structural engineering design
— In-depth knowledge and understanding of the design principles and analysis of structures
— Hands-on experience with design and analysis software (ETABS, SAFE, RCDC, STAAD, etc.)
— Knowledge of tools such as AutoCAD/REVIT, ensuring drawings are issued to internationally recognised CAD standards and formats
— Knowledge of international design codes (IS/ACI/Euro code, etc.) an advantage
— Demonstrable ability to lead technical teams, work collaboratively and engage and empower others
— Good communication skills, including in verbal and written English


Whitby Wood Pritamdasani is looking for passionate, hard-working structural design or senior engineers who are looking to grow with us in our Mumbai office.

Key responsibilities and tasks …
— The design of concrete/steel structures using various design methods
— Preparation of design criteria and design specifications
— Responsibility for the generation of structural loading schemes, and wind and seismic loading calculations
— The design of multi-story and high rise buildings

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— BE/BTech degree in civil engineering from a reputable institution, with ME/MTech desirable
— 3-8 years’ hands-on design experience in the design of foundations, and reinforced concrete and steel structures and substructures
— Sound technical understanding of structures
— Experience in the real estate industry preferred
— Working capabilities with software such as ETABS, SAFE and RCDC preferred


Whitby Wood Pritamdasani is looking for an exceptional, self-motivated structural BIM Modeller for our Mumbai office. We need a team player with a flexible outlook who is able to work independently with minimum supervision in a work environment where deadline change frequently, but still need to be met! Are you willing to widen your experience, knowledge base and leadership skills? Why not get in touch …

Key responsibilities and tasks …
— To lead the project automation process, supported by the Digital Lead
— Revit model start-up, creation and editing, plus creating project drawing lists
— BIM 360 Revit model publish/share/consume process
— Lead project Revit/Navis/BIMTrack review meetings, deliver quality reviews, issue final packages
— Make architectural model comparisons, highlighting differences
— Liaison with regional BIM teams, and co-ordinate with project managers and engineers to meet required deliverables
— Mentoring juniors, helping improve the skills of BIM team members
— Responsible for technical accuracy, correctness and timely delivery
— Resource planning

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— Diploma in civil engineering or ITI Trained Professional
— Minimum 4-6 years’ experience, ideally on major India, UK and Middle East projects
— Strong knowledge of Revit essential, including Revit Family Creation and Revit Production
— Robust knowledge of the structural design of buildings, and experience in multidisciplinary co-ordination
— Experience in the preparation of GA drawings, and project delivery from concept to IFC stage for large projects
— Knowledge of 3D modelling for concrete and steel structures
— Working capabilities with software such as Microsoft applications


Are you forward-thinking, creative and passionate about sustainability? We are looking for talented graduate civil and structural engineers to join our teams in London, Brighton or Bristol. You will need to be an effective communicator with a pencil and able to thrive on collaborative teamwork. We’d also rather like you to be hard-working and looking for responsibility early. For our part, we promise that you’ll grow with us, fast.

The ideal candidate skills …
— Minimum 2:1 (hons) degree (or equivalent) in a suitable engineering discipline
— Commitment to achieving chartership
— Strong interest in architecture and the relationship between structural engineering and architectural design
— Strong interest in learning what turns a bunch of drawings into an actual building
— Ability to communicate with a pencil and any other marvel the latest technologies offer
— Digitally savvy, preferably with programming skills
— A team player, preferably in sport


No position listed that matches your skills exactly … but you’d like to join the team at Whitby Wood? Good at communicating with a pencil? A hard-working team player? Then why not get in touch … we are always on the lookout for bright talented engineers.


Are you passionate about detail? Experienced in contract work? Looking for a new challenge? We are seeking a Legal & Contracts Manager who is passionate about sustainability (a big subject in this office!), and keen to work in a lively collaborative environment with engineers and technicians working on fantastic projects with leading architects and developers. This is a terrific opportunity to join the London hub of a thriving practice with associated companies in Serbia and India.

You will be responsible for the legal documentation associated with project appointments and administration, and with the company and its activities. Familiarity with the duties of a company secretary are an advantage. We are offering one-to-one support in a long phase of handover — construction industry experience is not vital but would be advantageous.

Key responsibilities …
— Negotiate and review contracts and associated legal documents, e.g., appointments, collateral warranties, novations, NDAs
— Maintain standard pro-forma legal documents and create new ones as required
— Maintain contract recording systems for legal functions and on shared drives
— Arrange for execution of contracts
— Liaise with insurance brokers, handle renewals, advise on policy terms, advise on need for additional insurance
— Manage company policy documents re compliance and processes
— Assist the office manager with landlord and maintenance contractor issues, and prepare sub-tenant licence documents
— Assist the finance manager with business rate and utilities
— Prepare agendas and papers for formal board and other meetings, carry out follow-up actions
— Take minutes, draft resolutions, lodge annual returns with Companies House
— Support committees and working parties such as the Board of Directors
— Update company books and registers

The ideal candidate digits and skills …
— 6-8 years’ experience in this or a similar role, or relevant work experience at associate level
— A law degree
— Ability to work effectively in a busy collaborative studio environment
— Astute attention to detail
— Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
— Ability to write, with an excellent standard of spelling, grammar and punctuation
— A positive disposition and calm approach
— In-depth understanding of the design/construction industry an advantage
— Familiarity with the duties of a company secretary also an advantage

Take the opportunity to join a fantastic thriving practice with lots of potential for progression. Our studios are open-plan, the atmosphere is relaxed, and we offer a good work/life balance and a friendly fun ethos.

Whitby Wood is an equal opportunities employer.

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

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As well as the specific vacancies listed above, we welcome unsolicited applications, and invite you to contact us directly. Graduates for 2022, and students seeking work experience, should apply early.


At Whitby Wood, we believe that engineering design has to be centred on people — including the people who join our practice. We want team members to feel empowered and be equipped to solve problems. Training is a big part of this.

Whitby Wood’s training programme

We have developed a bespoke internal training programme to support all our people, across grades and disciplines. The training programme combines internal teaching by experienced chartered engineers and external teaching practitioners, plus relevant Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We facilitate this training during working hours, with courses selected for the relevant people depending on their level of experience.

Our training programme is not just technical. We balance the fundamentals with carefully selected supplementary courses on topics such as diversity and mental health to help people deal with the everyday challenges we face in our industry.

Whitby Wood’s chartership support

Alongside the internal training programme, we developed training schemes with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). We encourage all our engineers and technicians to achieve professional accreditation with one of these professional bodies.

For the process leading up to professional review, we use our accredited training scheme, which has been tailored to suit the way we work at Whitby Wood. We use the same scheme for those following the ICE and IStructE routes because we believe the skills and knowledge base required are transferable.

When the time comes to prepare for the professional review, we divide candidates into tailored preparation programmes relevant to each Institution. These programmes help candidates compile the submissions and prepare for the interviews and exams.

We are very proud to say that we have a 100% first-time pass rate with our ICE accredited engineers.

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.


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.

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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.

Recruitment Agency Policy
Whitby Wood Limited does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies or similar. We will only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place relating to a specific vacancy. We shall have no obligation to pay a fee in connection with any unsolicited CV and any purported terms and conditions sent with such CVs shall be null and void. The submission of any unsolicited CV shall be deemed evidence of full and unlimited acceptance of this agency policy.