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Assistant Engineer – Structural Engineering Internship

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a solid grasp of structural engineering principles, fluency in English, legal right to work in the UK, flexibility, commitment to learning and growth, time management, teamwork, adaptability, ethical standards, and openness to feedback.
  • You will assist in preparing calculations, drawings, and models for structural design projects, seek to understand design goals, develop design options, and follow F+P procedures and standards.

Off-cycle Internship



  • We are welcoming applications from Structural Engineering students, enthusiastic and passionate about engineering and design, who are interested in joining Foster + Partners’ Structural Engineering team on a placement as Structural Engineer Intern. Internship placements are for a minimum duration of 2 months up to a maximum duration of 12 months. Candidates shall be currently enrolled and studying towards a degree in a Structural Engineering (or equivalent), and as a minimum currently undergoing their 3rd year of study. Interns will be working closely with the rest of the design team to determine and study structural solutions, perform calculations, compile reports, conduct research, and more. Generally addressing tasks which reflect a structural engineer’s professional duties


  • Good understanding of Structural Engineering theory and principles, in line with the applicant’s current year of academic study.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Legally able to work in the United Kingdom
  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, lifelong learning
  • Take responsibility for personal development, committing to learning and self improvement
  • Strong time management skills to balance working and learning commitments
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Able to operate in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Show personal commitment to professional and ethical standards
  • Recognize their obligation to society, the employer, the profession, and the environment
  • Be open to feedback

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • To prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated engineer, calculations, drawings, models, and other documents relating to the design
  • To seek to understand the design project
  • To develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team
  • To record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate professional organisation. Acquire thorough knowledge of and compliance with F+P procedures and standards
  • To contribute, or otherwise assist, as required by the Project Leader or Group Leader, or nominated Enginee


Work type

Full time

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