Structural Engineers help design the structures that large scale building projects consist of - including the materials that will be used and the manufacturing techniques which should be adopted when constructing it to ensure that it will stand up to the stresses and pressures imposed by environmental conditions and use.
Some examples of projects that a structural engineer can be involved in include bridges, hospitals and sports stadiums.
Degree in architecture/structural engineering/civil engineering.
You could also start as an engineering technician by completing an HNC, HND or foundation degree in an engineering subject before becoming a fully qualified structural engineer with further on the job training.
Studying for an accredited qualification can help your career prospects in this area.
- good interest in the design and structure of buildings
- good communication skills both written and verbal
- ability to liaise with other construction professional
- attention to detail
- ability to understand plans and design
- good problem solving skills
- ability to make decisions
- team working ability
- excellent skills in maths, IT and science
£20,000 to £50,000