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This is a busy practice with a solid work load that requires continuity in our staff.  The buildings and projects we are involved with is wide and varied so there is little chance of getting stuck working on the same thing day after day.

You will be based at our Exeter office and our work is mostly in the nearby area and throughout the south west with much of it in the rural parts of Devon.  With north and south coasts and Dartmoor in between, there are a lot of good reasons to move to this area if you are not already here.

Reasons you might like to work for this practice.

  • Wide variety of work.
  • Working in a friendly and work orientated office.
  • Working and living in one of the loveliest parts of the country – people come to Devon for holidays.
  • Working in a non-corporate environment.
  • Flexible working.
  • Paid for hours worked.
  • Encouraged to develop knowledge and experience.
  • Working on interesting projects
  • Working on historic buildings from cob cottages to churches.
  • Working on ecological sound projects.

if you are interested in joining this practice, send your CV to engineers@barryhoneysett.co.uk



Experienced Structural Engineer

We are in need of an experienced structural engineer who is competent in the design of all of the regularly-used construction materials and building forms.  As can be seen from the contents of this website, this Practice has a wide and varied workload and to deal with this, any candidate must have the following.

Necessary qualities for candidates include the following.

  • the ability to use ingenuity and creativity to resolve complex engineering and wider problems
  • a good grasp of the behaviour of structures
  • BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in civil and/or structural engineering
  • minimum four years as design engineer 

Desirable qualities for candidates include the following.

  • Chartered structural engineer or near chartered
  • able to carry out surveys and produce reports
  • a working knowledge of structural timber
  • ability to deal with new enquiries and provide fee proposals for quotation purposes
  • able to use AutoCAD and produce drawings and sketches by hand
  • have an understanding and a real desire to work with historic buildings
  • understanding and desire to work on projects where the aim is to provide ecologically sound and energy efficient buildings.



Experienced Graduated Design Engineer

We are currently for a graduate Engineer with some experience under their belt and with a willingness to be thrown in to design work on a range of projects from small domestic work and upward under the supervision of experienced Engineers and in support of them.  As you can see from the contents of this web site, our work includes interesting and challenging work on historic buildings from churches to cob cottages as well as new and innovative sustainable construction and there is very little repetition.  The ability to produce drawings in Auto Cad is essential but to be able to draw by hand is also a skill that would be valued.  We are also looking for someone who is willing to learn new and old techniques and develop


Graduate Structural Engineer

an understanding of the unusual as well as more conventional engineering of building structures. 

  • BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in civil and/or structural engineering
  • Willingness and desire to learn and develop their experience.



Structural Engineer Technician/AutoCAD Draftsman 

We are also in need of an experienced CAD technician 

candidate must have the following. 

  • Effective and efficient operator of Autocad.  We are currently using Autocad 2021 & Autocad LT 2016.
  • Able to produce neat and readable drawings that effectively convey the information.
  • A good general knowledge of building construction.  

Desirable qualities for candidates include the following.

  • 3D Autocad
  • Some design ability
  • Experience of working on timber structures.
  • Experience and understanding of ecologically sound construction and understanding of highly insulated/draught proofed building construction.
  • Experience of work on Historic buildings.
  • Able to carry out and draw dimensional surveys.
  • Construction related formal education with qualifications (HNC/BTEC).