Project Structural Engineer

We have a vacancy for a permanent full time Project Structural Engineer to join our growing structural team based in our Dunfermline office.

Job Description


At ACS we work closely with our sister company ACA and other leading architects and specialist contractors who specialise in designing bespoke residential projects utilising modern methods of construction. ACS work collaboratively with ambitious and informed clients to deliver design focused high performing sustainable self-build homes and housing developments as well as challenging conversions of existing churches and steadings. ACS can offer the opportunities of an established fast-growing company while also benefiting from the experience and security provided by ACA’s proven business model and deserved reputation as a leading architectural practice in the self-build sector.

ACA and ACS share a recently modernised open plan office with the latest technology including VR station allowing clients to fully visualise their projects. ACS are also pleased to offer flexible working hours, relaxed working environment and a performance related bonus.

Experience & Attributes


As a senior member of the design team your responsibilities will include preparing and overseeing calculation and drawing packages and assisting with management of project team resources. You will have experience in domestic scale projects with a background in timber design and modern methods of construction a distinct advantage. This opportunity is perfectly suited for candidates who value architecturally driven design and enjoy collaborating with the Client and project team to achieve ambitious and industry leading sustainable homes.

About You


The position is suited to a hardworking and ambitious candidate who is looking to take full advantage of the career opportunities that this role offers by joining a team committed to organic growth.

• MEng or BEng Qualified in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering with Architecture.
• 4-8 years’ experience working on smaller scale architecturally led projects.
• Actively training towards ICE or IStructE chartership is an advantage, but not a requirement of the role.
• Driven and determined with a self-disciplined approach to achieving results.
• Comfortable with specialist technical problem solving and designing using first principles.
• Experience with Tekla software packages, including TEDDS for Word.

Job Role & Responsibilities


You will support and be guided by our senior team, carrying out detailed structural design and analysis on our bespoke residential portfolio. With support and guidance, you will be given the opportunity to take ownership of your own projects.

• Ability to lead your own projects and produce structural design calculations and mark-ups.
• Manage project delivery, with regular and effective communication with the Client and project team
• Represent ACS at trade shows and seminars
• Maintain and establish professional relationships with key strategic specialist contractors and consultants
• Assist with applying and regularly evaluating established ACS project process to maximise efficiency and Client satisfaction
• To maintain continuing professional development and work towards becoming an expert in modern methods of construction



  • Institution fees
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company performance related bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Regular professional development reviews
  • Organic growth for excellent career progression opportunities.


The role will offer flexible hybrid working, allowing up to two days of remote working with the remainder office-based. As we specialise in the self-build sector, our projects are often remotely located and spread across the UK necessitating an ability to travel.

Please apply by email to and let us know why you would be the ideal candidate for this role and also include your CV and covering letter. If we feel you have the desired experience and attributes you will be invited to complete our online behavioural and cognitive assessments as the next stage of our recruitment process, with candidates then being selected for interview


We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join our growing team. If you are passionate about architecture and  structural engineering and believe that you are the right person to help in development of ACS, then we would love to hear from you. Just send us your CV to:

Perks of the Job

Competitive Salary

Across all positions, we aim to pay above the industry average for our location.

Career Growth

As a member of ACS, you will be able to grow and develop in the comfort of an established business.

Annual Leave

You will be entitled to 30 days leave, including public holidays. Our offices are closed over the festive period.


You will be able to work flexibly both in terms of hours and location. ACS is being set up with office-based and remote working in mind.

Professional Subscriptions

ACS will cover the costs of your professional membership subscriptions.

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