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Year One - Junior Designer - Structural Engineering - London

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  • Seeking a Junior Designer in Structural Engineering with a strong foundation in civil engineering, collaborative skills, limited experience in design development, knowledge of materials and construction techniques, initiative, problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, effective communication skills, and basic knowledge of computational and FEM tools for project design.
  • The candidate will assist in structural analysis, design, and drafting, produce solutions to engineering problems, review construction documents and shop drawings, handle project tasks to meet deadlines, and generate ideas for review by supervisors at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Graduate Job



  • Our Year One program picks up where your formal education leaves off, with a suite of events and creative initiatives to help you get the most out of your first year at SOM. Alongside your day-to-day project responsibilities, we’ll encourage you to expand your learning and to propose bold ideas for the future of design.
  • SOM offers the best of both worlds: the hands-on experience of small, dynamic studios, and the resources and diversity of a global organisation. Our interdisciplinary firm affords a wealth of opportunities for emerging designers; our collaborative approach means that your ideas and creativity will be valued and recognised from day one. In keeping with SOM’s reputation for innovation, our Year One program invites you to shape the future of the practice with us. Start here to dive into the profession, chart your path forward, and make your mark.
  • At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.


  • Recent completion of B.S. in Civil Engineering or B.Eng required; Master’s degree in Structural Engineering a plus.
  • Strong collaborative ability.
  • Limited experience in structural analysis, drafting, and design development.
  • Demonstrates general knowledge of materials, detailing and construction techniques related to structural engineering principles, and codes.
  • Exhibits initiative, problem solving, and a high attention to precision and accuracy at a task specific level.
  • Able to follow instructions on timelines of deliverables, seeks guidance when needed, escalates appropriately if needed.
  • Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
  • Possesses basic knowledge of computational and FEM tools for daily use on project design.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Assists in preparation of solutions to general and engineering problems.
  • Checks and coordinates details and dimensions under supervision.
  • Performs structural analysis and design under supervision.
  • Assists in preparation of design and construction documents.
  • Provides independent general drafting work relating to specific areas of project.
  • Reviews shop drawing and product submittals for general conformance with the structural engineering documents.
  • Handles a reasonable workload to meet project tasks deadlines and commitments under regular direction from the supervisor.
  • Generates ideas under direction relative to the task in hand for review and selection by others.


Work type

Full time

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