Job Title

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Ref: NK1
  • Position:
  • Experience: A first degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology or other disciplines combined with suitable experience.
    A Master in Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics (Advantage).
    Aiming to shortly become a Chartered Engineer with the ICE or a Chartered Geologist with the GeolSoc.
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Job Description

Our client is a medium sized civil engineering company with five offices located around the UK. You would be responsible for delivering geotechnical and geo-environmental assessments and design, from desk study through to construction. This would include assisting with all elements of geotechnical design/construction issues, providing technical input within that field as part of a multi-disciplinary team, or working separately on particular aspects of geotechnical design/construction, providing advice to the civils team & clients. There would also be the need to assist with bids with technical and other input.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • A first degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology or other disciplines combined with suitable experience
  • A Master in Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics (Advantage)
  • Aiming to shortly become a Chartered Engineer with the ICE or a Chartered Geologist with the GeolSoc

Required Technical Skills

  • Able to prepare Desk Study reports and Mining Risk Assessments
  • Design and supervision of ground investigations, organising fieldwork, direction of sub-contractors
  • Familiarity with all ground investigation techniques
  • Logging of soils/rocks to BS5930 / EC7
  • Use of geotechnical databases, such as HoleBASE
  • Use of slope stability applications, such as SLIDE or SLOPE/W
  • Interpretative reporting, including bearing capacity, settlement, pavement design, and foundations
  • Experience of working with other disciplines (civil, structural, environmental).
  • Appreciation of financials aspects of projects, ability to prepare fee proposals, and able to support others in fee bids.

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Design of piles, soil nails, ground anchors, retaining walls, slope stabilisation, dewatering, reinforced soil, surcharge schemes, etc.
  • Familiarity with analytical software such as EA R&D 20, RBCA, CLEA to derive site specific thresholds and clean-up criteria
  • Familiar with Phase 1 and 2 assessments
  • Understanding of the Source-Pathway-Receptor methodology
  • An awareness of appropriate remedial strategies and options including process-based methods
  • Negotiations with local authorities and agencies
  • Supervision of remedial works
  • Validation work and associated reporting
  • Able to check others work

Specifics

  • Working hours 37.5 hours per week (flexible)
  • 23 days holiday (increasing to 24 days from Jan 2016)

Benefits

  • Pension – Our client will contribute 4.5% of basic salary with a minimum contribution of 2% by employee, following the 6 months probationary period
  • Private Health Care scheme, following 6 month probationary period
  • Life Insurance scheme at 4 x your annual salary