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BSP Consulting has an immediate vacancy in our Nottingham or Derby office for a Civil Engineering Graduate to work within our experienced civil engineering design team.

The team works for clients throughout the East Midlands and United Kingdom, designing SuDS drainage schemes and highway works using Microdrainage and PDS industry standard software with final drawings produced in AutoCAD. The team also carry out river modelling and flood risk assessments using Flood Modeller river modelling software.

Responsibilities

A logical analytical approach to problem solving should be demonstrated. The successful candidate will specifically be able to;-

Operate, autonomously with minimal guidance in relation to design updates, drafting and detailing.

Operate with guidance in the production of basic design solutions when provided with constraints.

Undertake and respond to project based queries by telephone or other means and feedback to others.

Experience

Specific experience in the use of AutoCAD for technical drawing will ideally be demonstrated at interview.

The successful candidate will be given on the job guidance to achieve their individually led development and they will work closely with the other members of the civil engineering team. We operate an ICE registered graduate training scheme which will be open to the successful candidate. Client care is of paramount importance to us as a company, as is the ongoing development and wellbeing of our staff.

Education

The role would suit a BSc/BEng (Hons) qualified civil engineering graduate who has some relevant experience within the industry, circa one year minimum.

Required skills

Knowledge of CDM regulations and construction industry health and safety.

Computer literate, being fully competent in the use of word and excel.

Specific experience in the use of AutoCAD for technical drawing will ideally be demonstrated at interview.

The role would suit a BSc/BEng (Hons) qualified civil engineering graduate who has some relevant experience within the industry, circa one year minimum.

Desired skills

An awareness of or experience in the use of Microdrainage, PDS or Flood Modeller would be advantageous
The role will involve the design and drafting of SuDs schemes, private externals works, section 38 and section 104 works for adoption.

The role will also include the design and drafting of civil engineering works for a wide ranging, variety of sectors.

BSP Consulting is an Equal Opportunities Employer. See the values section of our website for a copy of the policy.

Details:

Location: Oxford Street, Nottingham or Pride Park, Derby
Hours of work: A minimum of 40 hours per week, from 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch.
Holidays: Allowance is in line with industry standard and is subject to relevant experience.
Salary: A competitive salary will be offered and is subject to relevant experience and qualifications.

If you think you could become a valuable member of our team, we would welcome hearing from you.

At BSP Consulting, we believe in employing the right people for the right job. Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to employing the best. In return we can offer career development and training opportunities.

You can apply by E-mailing your CV and covering letter to k.white@bsp-consulting.co.uk

or by sending it to:
Katie White
BSP Consulting
12 Oxford Street
Nottingham
NG1 5BG

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has made a series of internal promotions as the company continues to grow.

Former associate director Paul Elphick, who heads up the Leicester office of BSP, has been appointed as a director, while Matthew Viggars, who leads BSP’s civil engineering team in Derby, based at Pride Park, has stepped up from associate to associate director.

In addition, chartered structural engineer Adam Hancocks has been made an associate, working out of the company’s Nottingham headquarters.

BSP has also promoted Oliver Dike, who is based in Derby, and Craig Noonan, who works in Nottingham, to senior engineers.

Chartered structural engineer Paul Elphick joined the company in 2004, while chartered civil engineer Matthew has been at BSP since 2005. Adam Hancocks arrived at BSP in 2011.

Managing director David Sumner said: “I am very pleased to announce these appointments made from within the company. Both Paul and Matthew have been with us for more than a decade, and Adam for more than five years, providing excellent service to our clients and working closely with their colleagues to ensure that BSP Consulting remains one of the most highly regarded civil and structural engineering firms in the region.

“The promotion of Oliver and Craig is as a result of their continued hard work and development as engineers, as well as their accumulation of experience.

“As a business, BSP is growing both commercially and in terms of numbers in the team, and these appointments have been made to support our continued growth and expansion. I’d like to congratulate all of our recently promoted employees and thank them, as well as the rest of the team, for the loyalty, commitment and hard work they have shown.”

BSP Consulting, which has its headquarters at Oxford Street, Nottingham, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the UK.

Its Derby office is based at Pride Park, and its Leicester office recently expanded by moving to larger premises on the floor above in the building it has occupied in De Montfort Street since 2007.

East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting, which has an office on Pride Park, has been appointed as part of the team building a new £14 million hospital.

The firm is currently helping Cygnet Health Care to build a £9.8 million, 56-bed mental health hospital in Coventry.

Now BSP has also been appointed as the civil and structural engineer for a £14 million, 65-bed hospital due to be built by Cygnet Health Care in Kent. Cygnet Hospital Maidstone will be located on a two-acre plot at the proposed Kent Medical Campus on Bearsted Road, Maidstone.

Work is due to get underway on site late September, with the first admissions to the new hospital expected in January 2018.

BSP Consulting engineers have undertaken the full civil and structural design for the scheme, which will feature three principal wards, plus eight individual step-down flats, together with therapeutic, clinical and recreational facilities, and ancillary/support accommodation. These will be set within a building floor plan totalling 5,300 square metres and constructed over three levels.

BSP director Carl Hilton said: “We are excited about being involved directly for the client on this hospital project as it is a sector in which we have significant strength and had identified for expansion. The site is one of the first significant medical park developments to occur in the UK, and is therefore a high-profile development.
“It is the latest in a number of Cygnet healthcare projects that BSP has been involved in, and is an endorsement of the civil and structural engineering services that BSP provides.”

London-based Tangram Architects is architect for both the Coventry and Maidstone schemes.

BSP, based in Oxford Street, Nottingham, and with offices in Derby and Leicester, offers civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry. An award-winning business, the firm operates across all the major sectors, including health, residential, retail, leisure, education, rail and industrial.

For more information, visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk

The managing director of East Midlands civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting, which has an office at Pride Park, is tackling a walking challenge to raise money for charity.

David Sumner will take part in the 10in10 – an annual walk which conquers ten peaks in ten hours in the Lake District and which raises money for the MS Society.

In December 2014, he raised more than £6,000 for the charity after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Now he is embarking on a second challenge in support of the organisation, which undertakes research into Multiple Sclerosis – a condition that David’s wife Pat has been living with for more than 20 years.

“Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating neurological disease with no cure, and I want to do what I can to raise money to help researchers discover new ways of treatment in the hope that one day a cure might be found,” said David.
The annual 10in10 challenge was designed and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan’s diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010.

Supporters of the event raise money specifically for research into stem cell treatment in MS and how stem cells could be used to repair myelin – the protective layer that surrounds nerve fibres which is damaged by MS.
The 10in10 takes place on Saturday 25th June 2016 and will cover a distance of more than 16 miles, starting and finishing near Keswick. The route takes in Causey Pike, Sail, Crag Hill, Wandope, Whiteless Pike, High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy, and Maiden Moor.

David is a founding director of BSP Consulting, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, and which provides civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry.

A graduate of the University of Nottingham, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
David’s fundraising page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Sumner1

Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting, which has an office on Pride Park, has appointed Carrie Booth as business development coordinator.

Carrie, who joined BSP as an administration assistant in August 2004, before becoming accounts assistant, and then office manager in January 2010, started her new role at the beginning of February.
She will support the business development across all four offices of BSP Consulting – in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.

“Carrie’s commitment to business development has shone through and we are delighted to now have her as a full-time member of the business development team, at a time when BSP is growing,” said BSP business development director Jef Todd.

Carrie, a keen runner out of work, who also enjoys travelling, is a member of Women in Construction, Nottingham Means Business, and attends a number of networking events on behalf of BSP, including the First Thursday Club in Nottingham. She also attends Construction Leaders Club, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Derby events.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to building on business development opportunities for BSP and supporting the company’s expansion plans across the Midlands and the UK.”

BSP Consulting, which is based in Oxford Street in Nottingham, and also has offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, Sheffield, provides civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry.

An award-winning business, the firm operates across all the major sectors including health, education, residential, leisure, retail, rail and industrial.

For more information, visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk

Two East Midlands-based firms joined forces to turn the spotlight on ways to create more sustainable large-scale developments.

Civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting, which has an office at Pride Park, and sustainable land and resource management consultants Sherwood Associates jointly hosted a seminar which focused on BREEAM Communities.

An invited audience of leading house builders, architects and planners heard more details about the assessment method that provides a way to improve, measure and certify the social, environmental and economic sustainability of large-scale development plans by integrating sustainable design into the master planning process.

BSP and Sherwood Associates are both experts in BREEAM Communities, and are currently involved in a BREEAM Communities housing development being created at Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire. BSP is also part of the team developing the Castleward regeneration scheme in Derby which became only the second development project in the country to achieve the accreditation.

“This was an excellent opportunity for BSP Consulting and Sherwood Associates to share our experience and expertise in the area of BREEAM Communities, and to hear first-hand from the BRE about the scheme, which is all about developers and planners working together to achieve the most sustainable outcomes for major sites,” said Jef Todd, business development director at BSP Consulting.

Managing Director of Melton Mowbray-based Sherwood Associates Kate Hiseman said: “Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They are sensitive to their environment, and contribute to a high quality of life. They are safe and inclusive, well planned, built and run, and offer equality of opportunity and good services for all. As the East Midlands first BREEAM Communities Assessor we were delighted to have the chance to promote this vision by jointly hosting this event with BSP Consulting, who, like us, have been involved in such schemes.”

Among the speakers at the seminar were Cary Buchanan, scheme manager for BREEAM Communities, Alex Gray, senior projects officer at the Sustainable Land Trust, Mark Rayers, director (transportation) at BSP Consulting, Matthew Viggars, associate at BSP Consulting, Kate Hiseman and Jef Todd.

The event, held at Melton Mowbray, also included a session for members of the Royal Town Planning Institute Young Planners Network.

Nottingham-based BSP Consulting, which also has offices in Leicester and Sheffield, as well as the office at Pride Park, Derby, provides civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry in all sectors.

Sherwood Associates work with landowners, developers and communities offering a range of sustainability, ecology, consultation, and natural resource management services both in the UK and abroad.

For more information visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk or www.ssea.co.uk

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BSP Consulting has an immediate vacancy in our Derby office for a Structural CAD Technician to work within our experienced structural engineering design team.

The team works for clients throughout the East Midlands and United Kingdom, in all commercial sectors. Projects vary in size from the large domestic to £10M+ developments.

The ability to use AutoCAD software is essential for this role, knowledge of Revit would be desirable but not essential as training would be given. You will be expected to work with a team under varied levels of supervision depending on experience. The work will be majority office based with occasional visits to site as required.

The role would suit a structural engineering technician who has a minimum of three years’ experience within the industry.

Client care is of paramount importance to us as a company and the successful candidate will be an able communicator, both in written English and verbally, in person and on the telephone. Knowledge of the construction industry and basic health and safety is essential.

Qualification to ONC or HNC level in Civil Engineering would be beneficial. Mentoring to gain Technician membership of Institution of Structural Engineers is available.

If you think you could become a valuable member of our team, we would welcome hearing from you.

At BSP Consulting, we believe in employing the right people for the right job. Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to employing the best. In return we can offer career development and training opportunities.

Details:

Location: Pride Park, Derby
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch.
Holidays: Allowance is in line with industry standard and is subject to relevant experience.
Salary: Competitive salary subject to relevant experience.

Company Pension Scheme.

You can apply by E-mailing your CV and covering letter to apply@bsp-consulting.co.uk

or by sending it to:
Carrie Booth
BSP Consulting
12 Oxford Street
Nottingham
NG1 5BG

Civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting is reporting a major increase in inquiries about new housing developments – signalling what it believes is a significant upturn in private house building.

The company, which has an office at Pride Park in Derby, has been approached to assist with the design of plans for more than 6,000 new private homes across the region and beyond since the start of 2015.

The proposed developments range from large-scale schemes featuring hundreds of houses to bespoke individual projects of ten or 20 homes.

The trend marks a 40% increase on the same period last year, said business development director Jef Todd.

“The demand for civil and structural engineering skills is very often a barometer of how trends are going in the construction sector, as we tend to get involved in the process at an early stage, and we have noticed a sharp increase in the number of inquiries we have received in our East Midlands offices for work connected to private housing developments,” said Jef.

“Since the start of this year, we have been approached to assist with proposals for 6,000 new private homes in areas from Lincolnshire in the east up to County Durham in the north and down to Northamptonshire. Some are being planned and built by multi-national developers, while others are due to be constructed by smaller companies.

“There is a recognised shortage of housing and the trend that we are experiencing is not only welcome news for the construction sector generally, it is also good news for those individuals and families who are looking for private homes to buy.”

BSP Consulting, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, and also has offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and Solly Street, Sheffield, provides civil, structural, traffic, transportation, geotechnical and environmental engineering services across the construction industry in all sectors.

Its pre-planning work includes site feasibility studies, flood risk assessments, transport and travel plans, design of infrastructure, such as roads and drainage, as well as design work on homes and buildings.

The company is involved in a number of key East Midlands housing schemes currently, including regeneration schemes Castleward in Derby and Cotgrave Colliery in Nottinghamshire.

Earlier this month, data released by Barbour ABI showed that the number of contracts awarded for new build residential units has been strong so far in 2015, with the comparative figures for the first four months of this year showing a 32% rise from the corresponding months of 2014.

Barbour ABI is one of the chosen providers of construction data for the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government, and has a reputation for being a leading provider of construction intelligence services.

For more information visit www.bsp-consulting.co.uk

BSP Consulting has stepped up its use of Eurocodes for civil and structural design.

The East Midlands-based company, with a branch at Pride Park, Derby, is now aiming to design to Eurocodes on all new projects, unless directed otherwise by clients.

The codes represent the most wide-ranging change to codification of civil and structural design that has ever been experienced and are the most technically advanced set of civil and structural design codes in the world.

They aim to remove potential barriers to trade that exist when countries have different design standards, although each member country has its own National
Annex to the Eurocodes. Building Regulations now also refer to Eurocodes – another reason why BSP is making the switch.

BSP’s policy has already proved beneficial on a scheme at Garsons Farm in Surrey, where the company is working alongside French steel fabricators who are designing a superstructure, while BSP engineers are designing the foundations.

“As we are both designing to Eurocodes, it makes the job easier and more efficient,” said BSP associate director Paul Elphick. “BSP believes the policy of designing to Euorocodes aligns us with recent alterations to Building Regulations and EU directives for procurement of public sector projects which should present opportunities for company growth.”

BSP introduced an implementation strategy and a training schedule for staff to familiarise themselves with the new codes, and the company now plans to use the Eurocodes on as many new projects as possible. The company has also invested in compliant software as part of the move.

BSP Consulting is an award-winning company that provides civil, structural, transportation, environmental and geotechnical engineering services and is based in Oxford Street, Nottingham, with offices at Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester, and in Solly Street, Sheffield.

The managing director of East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting, which has an office at Pride Park, has raised around £6,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society after climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, for charity.

David Sumner was also part of a four-man team that raised more than £3,500 for Plumtree Cricket Club. Their efforts have kick started an appeal to develop a second ground at the Nottinghamshire club so the club can provide the best facilities for disabled cricketers and encourage more young players, and those who are less able, to take part in the game.

“It was the most amazing experience, and I am delighted and proud to have raised so much money for two causes that are very close to my heart,” said David. “I’m very grateful to those who sponsored me and donated to either or both fundraising efforts. A big thank you to everyone, including many firms in the construction, development and property sector in the East Midlands who supported my challenge.”

David, who jointly founded Nottingham-based BSP Consulting in 1999, was part of a
30-strong group of people who tackled Mount Kilimanjaro, which is 19,341 feet above sea level.

He undertook the challenge to raise money for MS research as his wife Pat has lived with the debilitating condition for around 20 years. As a member of Plumtree Cricket Club, he also wanted to support the appeal to expand club facilities and climbed the peak with three fellow cricket club members – Steve Daft, Patrick Shortt and Tony Westbrook.

“Physically it was a tough challenge but when we reached the top it was literally breathtaking. Not only are you gasping for breath due to the altitude, the view above the clouds is quite astonishing. It was stunning and well worth the climb,” added David.

BSP Consulting has its headquarters at Oxford Street, Nottingham, and branches in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield. It operates across the UK, providing a comprehensive range of services to all sectors of the construction industry from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.

The links to the two causes that David raised money for are:

https://www.justgiving.com/David-Sumner/

https://localgiving.com/fundraising/plumtreecc