Principal Engineer


Thornaby, GB

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.

Etex are currently recruiting for Principal Engineer to join the Remagin team!

Leeds or Evesham based

Competitive Salary Depending on Experience

What you’ll do:

Reporting to the Design Manager, the role holder will take the lead in preparing project management, structural calculations and drawings for building superstructures, including supervision & mentoring of Structural and Graduate Engineers.

Key Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:

  • Adherence to the Integrated Management System 
  • Undertaking concept designs and planning at concept stage on a wide variety of buildings 
  • The production of structural engineering calculations for building superstructures including light gauge steel frames, hot rolled transfer structures, composite floor slabs etc.
  • Delivering excellent project work within agreed deadlines including establishing client briefs, appropriate fees, and commercial management through to completion
  • Interact and cultivate relations with clients and other project members 
  • Monitoring site works to establish that it is being carried out in accordance with specifications and methods statements
  • Keeping up to date with the relevant legislation changes and current industry guidance to ensure the objectives of the company and client are achieved 
  • Representing Sigmat at meetings with client and suppliers 
  • Undertaking site visits as and when required 
  • Lead, advise and direct junior staff in producing designs, carrying out research and providing reports for the required structural works on our engineering projects
  • Checking of designs and drawings and other works undertaken by junior members or detailing staff, providing feedback where necessary

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience as a lead structural engineer on projects
  •  Comfortable undertaking calculations by hand and using spreadsheets. Experience using Trimble design software (Tekla Structural Designer &/or Tedds) would be beneficial
  • Familiarity with BIM
  • Bachelor’s degree BEng / BSc or Masters degree MEng / MSc that meets the engineering academic requirements for progression to Chartership
  • Significant progress towards Chartership

Who you’ll work with:

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the Principal Engineer, your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the team.  In addition to your direct team, you will have regular connections with departments across the Leeds and Evesham sites.

Why work with Etex?

At Etex, we might be leaders in modern, sustainable construction, but our people are our priority. We care about our teammates and they feel it. We are driven by a core set of values that permeates through everything we do. A passion for excellence drives us. Through dedication, innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we deliver the very best quality to our partners and customers. 

We connect and care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people. When we combine these two elements, we are able to pioneer to lead. We actively seek to outperform and act as a leader in our ever-changing sector. We harness the power of sustainable construction and take responsibility for the impact our people, our operations and our legacy make on the world.

We make a positive human impact – motivated by changing people’s lives, improving the future of our planet and over-delivering for our customers.

Etex is a place for people who want to inspire change and build inspiring ways of living.

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays + your birthday off!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension scheme - matching up to 5%
  • Opportunities to attend training and development, and support for further education
  • Free eye tests / discounted eyewear vouchers through Specsavers 
  • Company Life Assurance - 5x your annual salary
  • Employee assistance programme



Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 13,500 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.