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Work for us

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Working for the Institution of Structural Engineers is an opportunity for you to learn, develop and make a difference.

The IStructE is a charity and the world's largest professional body for structural engineers. We have a global membership who have designed many of the world’s iconic structures.

Creating safer structures for the benefit of the public is at the heart of our remit, as well as working to promote environmental sustainability with structural engineers and the Institution at the heart of the impact construction has on natural resources and climate change.

We are passionate about inclusion and work hard to help those with talent, irrespective of background, to find and develop a route into the profession. Many of our members work to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, especially those living in places prone to natural hazards such as earthquakes and extreme flooding.

If working as part of a staff team of about 70 people and alongside many of our members to address these issues appeals to you, then explore our current vacancies below.

What we can offer you

The world of work is constantly changing. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we can provide and offer a wide variety of benefits to enhance your work life balance and wellbeing:

Work/life balance

  • Our flexible working system enables some freedom from the rigid 9-5 work pattern, with core hours of 10-4, and where additional hours worked may be accrued and taken as flexi-leave
  • Full-time roles are 35 hours a week
  • We operate a hybrid working environment for most roles
  • Generous holiday allowance; 25 days rising with service, plus bank holidays
  • A bright spacious office in Farringdon, close to many accessible transport links 
Financial benefits
  • A competitive salary
  • Life insurance of 4x death in service benefit
  • Competitive pension scheme; we contribute up to 9% of salary depending on your level of contribution
  • Access to occupational pension advice via our broker
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Income protection insurance: you may be eligible for this support if you become unwell for a long period of time
  • Professional membership subscription to an appropriate body of your choice
  • Generous family-friendly polices such as enhanced maternity/paternity leave and carers leave
Health and wellbeing provision
  • Health cash plan offering financial support with medical treatment i.e. dental, physio, etc.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Eye care: eye test, lenses and frames contribution
  • Generous welfare package including employee assistance helplines and face-to-face confidential counselling service
Learning and development opportunities
  • A commitment to supporting your continuous professional development 
  • Access to a wide variety of learning and development opportunities; e-learning, workshops, engaging and interactive courses and apprenticeships at all levels.
To thrive with us, bring:
  • An open-minded and flexible approach. Enhance our diverse and inclusive team.
  • A creative attitude to work. Help us strengthen and improve in a workplace where you are encouraged to innovate and share new ideas.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment. Provide our members with the best service possible to maintain our worldwide respected status.
  • A friendly and communicative approach to working. Work alongside staff who know each other well and strive to work collaboratively.
  • The ambition to take on new challenges and grow with us. We always look to the future to embrace change, so we continue to evolve.
Take the next step to a fulfilling and rewarding future.

Our candidate packs for each role give you a greater understanding of the vacancy and provide details of how to apply.

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Current Vacancies

Digital Marketing Executive
Digital Marketing Executive- Candidate Pack

As the Digital Marketing and Communications Executive, you will work with the marketing team to deliver multi-channel marketing and communications projects from inception to end to help the Institution achieve our core mission of supporting and promoting the structural engineering profession. The Digital Marketing Executive will be required to collaborate with internal and external clients while working on campaigns that support the recruitment and retention of members at all grades, as well as the marketing of our commercial products including events, CPD courses, and publications to ensure that revenue targets are met.


This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a truly varied role utilising the entire marketing suite, including client briefing, campaign planning, content creation, and analysis and reporting.

To apply, please visit: Webrecruit
Front of House and Venue Coordinator
Front of House and Venue Coordinator (Candidate Pack)

Do you have excellent customer service skills? Do you pride yourself on being well organised and working well as part of a team?  Does problem solving and taking initiative sound like skills you have?

As a Front of House (FOH) and Venue Coordinator, you will provide a professional and customer focused front of house service. You will support the Training and Events team in setting up our conference/meeting rooms for our multiple events throughout the year.
You will act as a main point of contact for all Institution enquiries, visitors, and deliveries via the switchboard and email which will include managing bookings (internal Institution, staff and external enquirers) at 47 Bastwick Street, from initial contact to the first-class delivery of the meeting, including all associated hospitality requirements.

To Apply: Webrecruit
Senior Engineer (Digital Workflows and Computational Design)
Senior Engineer  (Digital Workflows and Computational Design)- Candidate Pack

The Senior Engineer (Computational Design) takes a leading role in supporting and developing the technical awareness and understanding of integrated computational design and digital processes across the Institution and its members in meeting our safety and sustainability goals and advancing the science of structural engineering. 
Through the Digital Work Flows and BIM Panels the Senior Engineer develops digital guidance and tools. The Senior Engineer engages with industry and represents the Institution on digital and computational design matters.

If you are interested, please apply: Webrecruit

Project Manager
Project Manager (Candidate Pack)

As a Project Manager the successful candidate will manage the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects, as prioritised in the Transformation strategy which spans from web, technology, CRM, UX and data including time, cost, quality, and benefits.
The successful candidate will continuously manage and monitor progress, budget, risks, expectations and changes in the project; submitting regular reports to the Transformation Board and senior management as required.

If you are interested, please apply via: Webrecruit