Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Our client is an international, multidisciplinary design and engineering consultancy, who provide client-focused engineering and technical solutions on major engineering construction projects worldwide in the infrastructure, energy, and industry sectors, and working with contractors, international monetary funds and developers.

They are involved in schemes at all stages of the life cycle including development; planning; detailed design; independent design checking; value engineering; technical advisory; and construction supervision services.

They are proud of their global track record, providing technical solutions for many complex infrastructure, energy, and industry projects. Our experience includes bridges, ground engineering, highways, ports, industry, energy, rail systems and tunnels.

The Role:

  • Lead and undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, supporting the delivery of high-quality outputs.
  • “Hands on” geotechnical design engineer capable to work fully independently and as part of a team.
  • Act as assignment manager, producing and overseeing technical delivery, commercial aspects, financial controls (forecasting & budgeting), planning, resourcing, and troubleshooting.
  • Assist and support a high level of technical capability within the skill area.
  • Assist with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required, mentoring fellow engineers, supporting staff recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’ and procedures.
  • Assist Graduates through the processes and requirements for completion of their Chartership.
  • Assist in providing appropriate resources for the successful delivery of assignments in the UK and overseas, maximising fee income.
  • Assist Market Sector Leader to source and develop business opportunities, producing tenders, and building client relationships in the UK and overseas.
  • Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery of the Company’s technical work product.
  • Implement and adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery, and administration of Services.
  • Maintain strong relationships with other disciplines within the firm and promote cross functional working.
  • Embrace organisational change and influence others to modify behaviour and attitudes as required.
  • Observe and maintain Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as requested.

What you need to succeed:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Chartered (or near Chartered) in a relevant discipline (ideally ICE).
  • Civil engineering degree with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically or engineering geology related subject from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrable international and site experience, predominantly in large scale (c.£100m+) infrastructure projects, for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors.
  • Capable “hands on” geotechnical designer. Detailed design experience including deep and shallow foundations (vertical and lateral capacity, settlement), deep excavations, basements, retaining structures, earthworks, soil and rock slope engineering, ground improvement, seismicity and liquefaction and instrumentation and monitoring.
  • Strong knowledge of geotechnical and engineering geological processes and design, with a particular emphasis on data interpretation, design & analysis, construction, and advanced numerical modelling.
  • Ground investigation experience including design, preparation of tender documents, supervision, interpretation.
  • Geomorphologic, coastal, and maritime experience would be beneficial.
  • Extensive knowledge of Eurocodes and other relevant national and international industry standards, contracts, methodologies, and procedures.
  • Experience at Assignment Manager and Designer level with a proven record of managing and delivering assignments to programme and budget.
  • Understanding of the standard basic engineering work planning, scheduling, and cost estimating.
  • Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with key clients.
  • People management experience e.g., general employee welfare, carrying out appraisals, training and development, involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities.
  • Competent user of 2D and 3D finite element analysis software (e.g., PLAXIS, Z-soil).
  • Proficient in other geotechnical software (Repute, Settle, WALLAP, LPile, GPile, DPile, Slide, gINT, or equivalent).

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Summary information

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £50,000 – £60,000
  • Published: October 5, 2023