Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 25/06/2024 by Henry Gunn

Reading, Berkshire
£50,000 - £65,000/annum

Senior / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior or Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing geotechnical consultancy team spanning the Land and Marine Divisions for projects in the energy and infrastructure markets. As part of a wider global team, our UK based Geotechnical Engineering Team has a growing portfolio of international projects ranging from concept through to detailed design, life extension and decommissioning.

Job Summary
Successful applicants will be required to independently review and critique geotechnical data, subsequently derive appropriate design soil parameters and apply these in a variety of standard and non-standard geotechnical engineering applications to the highest quality and health and safety standards. Successful candidates will become responsible for a small team of geotechnical engineers and supervise their team on routine and non standard engineering projects and recommend and implement improvements in specific operational and/or technical areas.

Key Requirements
Applicants will have demonstrable technical, commercial, project management and people management skills; experience in a fast-paced engineering consultancy environment with a desire to continually learn. Applicants are required to have:
■    A robust academic background with relevant degree (e.g. civil engineering, geotechnics or similar) ideally at MSc level or above;
■    Excellent technical skills in relation to energy and/or infrastructure geotechnical design;
■    Demonstrable experience in managing technically and commercially successful projects;
■    Excellent organisational skills;
■    Achieved or have evidence that they are close to achieving chartered status;
■    Knowledge of key industry design standards and codes within their area of experience;
■    The ability to understand, interpret and critique results from standard and advanced laboratory testing, and be able to derive appropriate design soil parameters. Experience of the interpretation and design application of dynamic and cyclic soil testing is desirable;
■    The ability to lead and develop teams;
■    Competence in using or a desire to learn how to appropriately use geotechnical engineering software such as, but not limited to: GRLWEAP; PLAXIS 2D; PLAXIS 3D; Python; LimitState:Geo; SlopeW; Matlab; MathCad;
■    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
■    The ability to produce accurate numerical and written work with attention to detail;
■    Experience and confidence in client liaison and client management;
■    A creative thought process to engineering problems. Advancing existing design methods and having contributed towards conference and/or journal publications would be a significant advantage.

Development and Opportunity
Being the world’s leading independent global geo-intelligence company gives our staff the opportunity to develop at all experience levels. Our engineers have a desire to learn, develop new skills and technical understanding, and are actively encouraged to undertake industry-focused research and development to maintain and improve our technical competitiveness. 

Our clients close links with leading academic institutions provide further opportunities for involvement in industry research projects and assist in developing cutting edge design, whatever your area of interest. Our client has a significant advantage in this area with one of the world’s largest advanced commercial geotechnical laboratories. In addition, they promote their staff to use their global network of geotechnical engineers and other geo discipline skillsets to enable exposure to new multi-disciplinary methods of working.

Our client operates as an internal training school: Training courses are deployed to meet the group and local needs. The academy offers courses which suit the needs of our staff at many levels and is available globally to all staff. Training includes technical courses, and business and management courses.

Our clients global geoconsulting presence provides the opportunity to, if desired, undertake international secondments within Europe and globally, and work on site investigations and perform near-real time engineering analyses on site. 

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