Structural Engineer

Mechanical Designer

Mechanical Project Engineer

Minimum B. Tech Mechanical

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks that a Mechanical Engineer, Structural is expected to perform include:Planning, designing and supervising construction and erection of steel structures

Preparing tentative plans, sketches and diagrams of structures to be erected

Visiting sites of construction

Deciding type of materials to be used

Preparing final drawings indicating size, shape, strength and type of materials required

Supervising construction of structures

Conducting tests on strength of materials, physical and chemical properties of metals used

Suggesting suitable measures for repairs and replacements of worn out or defective parts

Knowledge of planning and designing steel structures

Knowledge of different types of materials used

Proficient in designing structure and preparing final drawings

Proficient in conducting tests on strength of materials, physical and chemical propertiesof metals used

Proficient in inspecting existing structures and devises suitable measures for repairs and replacements

Equipped to design and erect ship structure, steel bridges, multi-storeyed buildings, trusses, water tanks, etc. preferably

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Good communication skills

Creativity, pragmatism and rationale thinking

Confidence & persistence

Flexibility and attentiveness

Social and networking skills

Time management skills

Team player


It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of engineers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Construction companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

Thejobislistedashazardousordangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include general fatigue, stress, unsocial working hours, long hours of travel and work, etc.

Health risks include exposure to construction tools, heavy machinery, dirt and dust, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years experience INR 35,000 to INR 37,000 per monthFor candidates with 2 to 5 years experience INR 44,500 to INR 45,500 per monthFor candidates with over 5 years experience INR 53,000 to INR 54,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation. Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. Supervisory and managerial levels constitute 12% of the total workforce. The Working Group for the Twelfth Plan estimates an additional requirement of 23,000 engineers and supervisors in order to cope with the envisaged capacity expansions. Higher investment public as well as private sector growth forecast over next 5 years is 8 to 9%.

Human Capital Requirements

In Construction works, two areas of trades are of utmost importance:

a) Mechanical trades: Those which require more understanding of machines and mechanical engineering

b) Civil Trades: Those which are more closely associated with understanding structures and civil engineering related aspects.

The construction sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of 31 million jobs in the 9 year period.These factors indicate good job growth for Mechanical Engineer, Structural.

Large construction companies, builders and developers

Mid-sized construction companies, real estate companies, developers and builders

Small construction companies that are members of Builders Association of India (BAI)

Towns and cities across India

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Architectural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering institutes across India

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