Associate Director Structural Engineer
You probably haven’t got time to read this.
That’s the trouble with being a grown-up; sometimes your job isn’t the only demanding thing in your life. For many engineers that can be tough to admit, particularly at interview. But my client is actively looking for people with more important things to do.
Yes, you read that right. They’re more than happy to be the second best thing in your life.
Fourth might be pushing it.
They still need you to be an awesome Structural Engineer, don’t get me wrong. They’ll expect you to work on some of the highest profile chunks of concrete in the world (yes, we're not talking car parks in Slough, we’re talking central London, the middle east and even further afield). They’ll also need you to be chartered, have the right to work in the UK and have a brain as sharp as your drafting pencil.
But, if you want to clear your desk at 2 and nip off to do the school run, they won’t shrug and tolerate it, they’ll actively encourage it. Balancing your work and your life will make you happier, make their clients happier and make the bottom line healthier. Marathon training, family rearing, banger racing, you name it; if it makes your life richer, it will make their firm better.
If you can find the time (I know, it’s never easy) drop me a line to discuss this rare opportunity. I’m Nathan and I work strange hours too.