Craig joined MHB in January 2017 as a design engineer in our bridges department. He has over three years experience, gained whilst working as a structural engineer for the Wood Group in the oil industry, and has also spent a summer working for Balfour Beatty on the Waverley Station Renewals Project.
GRADUATE ENGINEER (2 POSITIONS)
MHB Consultants are looking to recruit two graduate engineers, one to work in our bridges department and one in our civil/ geotechnical department.
The ideal candidates will be degree qualified in civil or structural engineering, and be looking for an opportunity for career progression and technical development.
The jobs will require dynamic and motivated individuals who are technically capable as well as good communicators. Some relevant work experience would be an advantage, however 2017 graduates are encouraged to apply. It would also be beneficial for applicants to have a knowledge of Autocad, general design software and MS Office.
The job will principally involve the following tasks:
- Design and/or assessment calculations
- Undertake structural analysis and modelling, using computer modelling software where appropriate
- Liaison with third party suppliers such as statutory bodies for consents and approvals
- Preparing technical reports
Degree qualified in Civil or Structural Engineering
Clean driving licence
Annual discretionary bonus
21 days annual leave + 8 public holidays
ABOUT THE COMPANY
MHB Consultants was established in 2006. Currently has 16 full time staff based in Glasgow. Workload is 70% design work in the rail industry with the balance in transportation, energy, heavy civil engineering and structural sectors. Company aim is provide hands-on high quality design work.
WHY CONSIDER THIS JOB
- Company has a “can-do” attitude
- A chance to develop technical and managerial capabilities at a growing company
- First class career development opportunities on technically challenging projects
- ICE approved graduate training scheme
MHB Consultants recently carried out the detailed design for a bridge refurbishment at Lairthat in Dumfries. The existing structure is a three span steel bridge on piled foundations which carries the GSW railway line over a stream. There were concerns over the integrity of the foundations due to extensive peat deposits, and the fact that Network Rail had problems with a very similar bridge in the area a few years ago. The solution adopted by the MHB/AMCO team was to install 13m long permanent sheet piles around the sides of the existing bridge together with an 800mm thick reinforced concrete load transfer slab spanning 10m between the sheet piles. Infill concrete was then placed above this and the bridge deck cast in to the new structure. The existing bridge then became redundant, removing the long term risk to the railway. A reinforced concrete portal structure was incorporated into the design to convey the existing stream under the bridge. Vibration during sheet piling works was carefully controlled to ensure that no damage was caused to the existing bridge during the construction process and 3D monitoring was used to check for movements. The works were successfully completed during late 2016 by AMCO, supported by subcontractor LB Piling and Foundations. MHB also carried out various items of temporary works design, including foundations for a temporary bridge structure to provide construction plant access to the site.
MHB Consultants has been awarded the highest accolade of five stars in the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit, (formerly known as Link-Up).
Five stars is the highest score that can be achieved, and recognises that our business management system meets the Health, Safety, Operational and Competence standards required for working in the rail environment.
We would like to thank our team for their exceptional commitment and hard work in making sure our processes are in place and implemented consistently throughout the year. We are very proud of this result. Well done everyone!