Structural engineers are the backbone of architectural projects, ensuring the safety and durability of structures. They analyse and design the structural components of a building to withstand both the loads and forces acting upon it.
What does this job involve?
Analyzing and designing structures to withstand loads
Reading and interpreting construction plans
Choosing appropriate materials for construction
Performing calculations to determine load-bearing capacities
Ensuring structural designs meet safety codes and regulations
Inspecting and evaluating construction work for structural integrity
Collaborating with architects, builders, and other professionals
Overseeing structural aspects of construction projects
Signing off on construction drawings during the design phase and after the build to ensure compliance with all standards and specifications
How do I get into this career?
Becoming a structural engineer usually starts with earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree, specialising in structural.
While studying, it’s a good idea to gain real-world experience through internships or part-time jobs in engineering.