Construction Design Engineer

Construction Design Engineer – Building & Construction

£43,026 - £50,491 plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits including Civil Service pension
Based at Hanslope Park near Milton Keynes, MK19 7BH, with the flexibility of hybrid working depending on business need
Free shuttle bus available between central Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park

The Construction Design Engineer provides the technical/engineering expertise between the Project Manager and the technical/ engineering installation teams. As a Construction Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the design of building & construction elements to be installed by FCDO Services teams or external contractors.

This role would suit an Architectural Technician, Construction Manager or someone with a passion and experience for design. Responsible for producing construction designs and specifications for internal fit-out spaces, you will have a detailed understanding of common construction standards, installation practices and applicable legislation. You thrive under pressure and you are a great problem solver. So: have you ever considered taking your career to a global level?

At FCDO Services, you could do your job, bigger. We protect the UK’s interests around the world. We design and construct secure government buildings. We courier diplomatic packages across continents. We safeguard government tech. And a whole lot more besides. As a Design Engineer, you’ll design bespoke, complex construction details for installation on projects of vital importance.

Design secure construction to protect overseas missions worldwide

You’ve got an in-depth knowledge of construction and the built environment, you’re able to produce drawings of construction details as part of your design work, and have experience of selecting or specifying construction materials. You will also be required to produce specifications, and assist with the production of tender packs that are NEC4 compliant and undertake tender evaluations. Previous experience of using AutoCAD is advantageous, however training would be provided, if needed.

The role holder will be responsible for developing construction designs up to RIBA Stage 4, covering the internal fit-out and physical security requirements as part of FCDO Services Secure Construction offering. Whether pulling together a fully coordinated RIBA Stage 4 Technical Design in the UK, or carrying out a Feasibility Study overseas, you will use your expertise in construction to maintain the security of the UK’s most sensitive assets.

You will be responsible for ensuring construction designs are compliant with safety guidelines and legal legislation. You’re confident making effective decisions and working collaboratively, so you’ll be comfortable taking the lead on major projects in the UK and overseas. Able to interpret technical documentation, you’ll produce and maintain documents for installation practices and standards, maximising efficiencies in the delivery of business. Plus, you’ll help us develop new products, creating design standards and evaluating products to introduce next-generation solutions.

Provide expert advice that will influence global projects

You’re experienced in construction health and safety and construction design and management regulations. So when you’re providing technical advice and helping us resolve technical issues, you’ll do it all with confidence and clarity. You’ll eliminate risk in projects and provide relevant health and safety information to ensure safe and compliant working practices. You’ll also communicate with the delivery and installation teams to ensure technical solutions are understood and developed with design in mind. In everything you do, you’ll be easy to work with, reliable, responsive, and great at building relationships.

Develop the skills you need to help people everywhere

When you join us, you’ll be contributing to protecting the nation’s interests at home and overseas. How will we help you in return? As well as a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement and Civil Service pension, we’ll also support your development with some superb training opportunities to help you advance your career with us. On-site gyms, nurseries, canteens and restaurants are available, as well as interest-free season ticket and bike loans, but if you want to work from home some of the time, we also offer hybrid working opportunities. Above all, it’s a chance to join a team with rare impact, using your skills to help us protect people, information and assets around the world. In short, it’s your job, bigger.

Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. If you’re successful in your application, we’ll ask you to undergo our vetting process to achieve Developed Vetting (DV) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website:

To find out more about this role, our benefits and organisation, visit FCOS Careers Current jobs (fcdoservicescareers.co.uk)


It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re-joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Candidates who are judged to be close to meeting the criteria may be considered for other positions in FCDO Services which may be at a lower grade, but have a potential skills match”.


Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

Salary
£43,026- £50,491 plus £1,750 Location Allowance and excellent benefits
Location
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
05 March 2024 at midnight
Reference
6806

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code