Lead Structural Engineer

Engineers SpecialistsData CentresIndustry
  • Frankfurt
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The global digital revolution is bringing prosperity to more and more countries and regions, benefiting millions of people. Data Centres make this 21st century transformation possible and reliable systems and continuity are crucial. From the pioneering stage, we have been involved in the emergence and development of Data Centres and other important facilities. Our aim is to ensure that customer investments in Data Centres, anywhere in the world, deliver a reliable and profitable end result.

Our Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) Data Centre team is well established and partners with some of the largest and leading Data Centre providers and users across the globe, ranging from Europe, Africa, Asia and the UK. We have offices and teams in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and South Africa.

Data Centres is a strategic market for Royal HaskoningDHV. We are ranked in the Top 5 leading Design and Engineering firms in the industry and we aim to grow and establish innovative and sustainable data centres as one of our leading market sectors in future. We are expanding our business to help support this growth and have many exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated professionals to join us in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK or South Africa.


What you do as a Lead Structural Engineer

As Lead Structural Engineer you must prove yourself to some of the most demanding customers in the world and work pro-actively with our colleagues across the globe. Beyond the standard features of a building, our MCF projects require specific and advanced knowledge and skills.

You will be able to explore and exploit your valuable knowledge and competences such as Parametric Design, Automated Engineering and Augmented Design. We offer an important role in challenging projects throughout Germany (mainly Datacenters), in an internationally operating engineering and consultancy firm that is rapidly developing itself in the digital transformation. Your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You perform the necessary calculations for complex steel, concrete and timber structures and you contribute to the drafting of designs in cooperation with and under the supervision of the Consulting Engineer;
  • In cooperation with the consulting engineer you handle and work out complex technical questions from clients;
  • In projects in execution phase you are responsible to perform checks and attend meetings with clients and contractors;
  • You communicate and work together with colleagues or third parties on (a part of) the structural design;
  • You monitor from a technical and budgetary point of view (time and money) that your own processes and activities run according to the established principles and within the quality system and you conduct internal consultations on this;
  • You check calculations and drawings of colleagues or third parties;
  • Finally, you oversee your own project administration and archive.

Royal HaskoningDHV works continuously on its own (digital) development, and on the development of its employees. You will work within a multidisciplinary team where your work will be cross borders, native and home based. In addition to participating in projects, you naturally also contribute to the optimization of our internal business processes and to safeguarding and sharing knowledge within your field. In this way, we continue to develop ourselves continuously!

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent global multi-disciplinary engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation, with over 6,000 professionals in more than 150 countries.

You will become part of our global Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) team, who provide a multidisciplinary package of consultancy services for our datacenter clients. We provide strategic, tactical, and operational advice to our clients, including colocation datacentres, internet service providers, and telecom companies. Our team consists of colleagues with all kinds of different expertise. For example, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, civil, structure, building, architecture, fire safety, control engineering, and security technology. Together we use our knowledge and expertise to develop integrated designs for Data Centres. Curious about our work?  

You will join a leading market and work with a dedicated and passionate team ranked as one of the best Data Centre design & engineering teams globally.

What you bring

You are an entrepreneurial, result oriented, proactive individual with a positive flexible and problem-solving attitude. Besides that, you have:

  • An educational background on MSc. Level in Structural / Civil Engineering, specialization structural design of buildings;
  • Good knowledge of structural German (DIN) standards, guidelines and working methods;
  • 5 to 15 years of relevant experience at a (German) consultancy or engineering firm;
  • Willingness to travel regularly through Germany for projects and occasionally also to our partner in Budapest, and our office in Nijmegen, where most people of the ‘datacenter team’ are located;
  • Experience with the use of 3D calculation software;
  • Customer-oriented / empathy;
  • Technical knowledge and analytical skills, preferably related to datacenters;
  • Able to transfer knowledge and skills to others;
  • Results-oriented (problem solving ability), collaborative, flexible & independent;
  • Professional German and English language skills. Dutch language proficiency is an advantage.

What we offer you

As worldwide engineering firm, we are ambitious, exciting, lively, collaborative and dynamic. We are making a difference to society and technological progress across the globe. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities to support your career path. Entrepreneurship and innovation are stimulated in our organization. There is plenty of room for own initiative in an open and flexible culture. You also get with us:

  • A good balance between work and private life, including flexible working hours and 30 days of vacation with full-time employment.
  • You will also receive a laptop and telephone from the company so that you can work wherever and whenever you want;
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities. With us, you will not find rigid functions and well-defined development paths, but flexible roles and a lot of freedom of choice when it comes to team, location, and work.

You will be based in Frankfurt a.M.. As our clients are based in various locations nationally and internationally, flexibility towards traveling is expected.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. For more information, you can always contact with Frank van der Velden, Lead Recruiter Industry & Buildings, at [email protected]

When applying, please include your grade lists (BSc. and MSc.) in a document.

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