Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

My client is looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to join their team based in Birmingham.
Civil engineering degree with relevant post graduate geotechnical / engineering geology qualification(s) Candidates with geological degrees will be considered, provided they have experience in soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering and demonstrate sound numerical geotechnical experience, or with an MSc/PhD in a geotechnically related subject (e.g. soil mechanics)
Geotechnical consultancy experience on large, complex projects
Experience in major assignments for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors
Undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, as directed, supporting the delivery of high quality outputs
Assist in the implementation of best practice and procedures
Assist and support the development and maintenance of a high level of technical capability within the skill area as may be required to deliver the service offerings targeted for in each market sector
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
Ability to identify appropriate opportunities and prioritise efforts in securing these opportunities to achieve targets
Maximise fee income and utilisation
Monitor time and budgets against assignment programme and agree appropriate actions where necessary
Uphold the Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities
Undertake other reasonable duties as requested
Degree qualified in Civil Engineering with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically related subject from an accredited college or university
Preferably UK chartered, or nearly chartered, in a relevant discipline
Working knowledge of geotechnical and engineering geological processes and design, with a particular emphasis on data interpretation, design & analysis, construction and advanced numerical modelling
Working knowledge of Eurocodes and other relevant national and international industry standards, contracts, methodologies and procedures
Detailed geotechnical 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. Ground investigation experience, including design, preparation of tender documents, supervision, interpretation
Understands the standard basic engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating
Experience should include large scale (c.£100m+), high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of Clients in various construction markets
Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial
Basic contractual knowledge and experience would be beneficial
Technical: Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Able to use design skills to propose and deliver practical solutions to deadline
Communication: Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively to all levels both internally and with external clients. Capable of presenting and producing written reports to a high standard
Critical Thinking: Ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear view of overall priorities. Ability to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, whilst delivering high quality work
Team: Strong team work to contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. Also able to work independently to a high standard
Languages: proficient in foreign languages (particularly French and Spanish) is an asset
Proficient in 2D finite element analysis software (e.g. PLAXIS, Z-soil)
Experience in the use of geotechnical software (WALLAP, LPile, GPile, DPile, SlopeW, gINT, or equivalent) Excellent Microsoft Office Abilities (particularly Excel, C+++)
2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools