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Senior Civil/Structural Engineer



Manchester, Liverpool or London

Date Added:

15th April 2024

We are looking for a Senior Civil/Structural Engineer to join our Rail Civil Engineering Design teams in either Manchester, Liverpool or London, supporting our Technical Directors and Design Managers to deliver a wide variety of rail infrastructure projects.

The company

Vextrix was founded in 2009 by John Williamson and Phil Marsden with the aim of creating a different kind of company that emphasises treating people exceptionally well, following through on their promises to both employees and clients. Now with three offices and over sixty employees, we have an impressive culture of empathetic leadership and a commitment to the wellbeing of their staff, with a focus on making sure everyone is happy both at work and at home. The company also works hard to give back to the community with a significant focus on social value and sustainability.

What’s the role?

You will be supporting our Technical Directors and Design Managers to deliver civil and structural engineering design packages. You will be working on a wide variety of rail engineering projects, where you will be responsible for preparing and checking calculations, reports, drawings, risk assessments and and specifications.

You will act as a mentor to other engineers and technicians in the team, and be responsible for providing clients with high quality, technically excellent design packages. You will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a rapidly expanding team, including progression to Contractor’s Responsible Engineer and Contractor’s Engineering Manager roles.

What will you have?

  • Strong technical design skills in civil and/or structural engineering.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience of preparing and checking design packages on Network Rail projects.
  • Experience of (or interest in working towards) acting as Contractor’s Responsible Engineer.
  • Understanding of requirements of interfacing disciplines.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (or currently working towards) with the Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Structural Engineers.
  • Knowledge of Network Rail standards and processes.


  • Salary range: £40-55k
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 2 volunteering days per year
  • Annual pay review
  • Professional development plan
  • Unlimited opportunities for development and progression
  • Empathetic, inclusive culture
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced compassionate leave
  • Work from home/flexible working
  • Birthday lunches

No usual recruitment process

We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that respects the contribution that individuals make to our company. That means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re just as focused on who you are and the potential that you’ll bring to us. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Vextrix is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, and religion or belief.

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