Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 09 July 2024
Salary £30k - 38k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameNatasha Jones

Job description

Project Engineer
Do you want to work for a well-established geo-environmental engineering consultancy undertaking both geo-environmental and geotechnical investigations and assessment. My client are looking for a Project Engineer (Geo-Environmental) to join their team in Northwich, with opportunities for rapid professional development for the right candidate.
You will join and be supportive by an expert team of design engineers. Directors, operations staff and technicians. You will be working as part of an experienced team to design and deliver geo-environmental and geotechnical consultancy services to a range of clients including residential and commercial property developers, agents, planners, engineers, public bodies and private companies.
The workload is varied and engaging, with a good balance of site and office working, you would be managing and gaining experience on a diverse range of projects including ground investigations to satisfy planning conditions, contaminated land assessments, geotechnical design, remediation design, verification, Part 2A investigations, due diligence surveys and more.
Training on health and safety aspects alongside technical aspects will be provided where required, and the company support opportunities for continued professional development (CPD).
Job Description and Your Responsibilities
·Be familiar with relevant standards, guidance and legislative background to the geo-environmental and geotechnical industry.
·Supervise ground investigations involving various techniques, manage subcontractors, log and sample soil and rock to BS5930, monitor gas and groundwater, undertake in-situ tests, validation works etc.
·Schedule chemical and geotechnical laboratory testing.
·Produce exploratory hole logs to relevant standards (using Holebase or similar) and keep clear site records.
·Produce drawings (including in CAD).
·Write desk-based Phase I geo environmental assessment reports and Coal Mining Risk Assessments (CMRAs).
·Write Interpretive reports (Phase II geo-environmental assessment, qualitative and generic quantitative risk assessment, ground gas assessment, geotechnical assessment).
·Communicate with project managers over requirements, including preparing invoice breakdowns on completion of works.
·Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
·Liaison with sub-contractors and clients to assist in the delivery of projects.
·Prepare proposals for new work.
·Comply with internal policies, procedures and ISO standards
Write Interpretive reports (including Phase I/ II geo-environmental assessment, qualitative and generic quantitative risk assessment, ground gas assessment, geotechnical assessments).
·Write bespoke and complex technical assessments.
·Prepare outline and detailed remediation strategies with knowledge of a range of remediation techniques.
·Remediation verification and reporting.
·Earthworks and materials/waste management including knowledge of MMPs under the CL:AIRE DoWCoP.
·Have a detailed knowledge of soil mechanics, determining characteristic values and calculation of foundation bearing capacities (shallow and deep foundations) and settlements.
·Liaise and negotiate with regulators.
·Comply with and assist with updating/producing internal policies and procedures within ISO standards.
·Positively contribute to the office culture, with excellent conduct and discipline to encourage a productive, efficient and enjoyable workplace for all staff.
Your Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
·Approximately 2-3+ years relevant experience.
·Undergraduate Degree (2:1 or above) in relevant subject (geology, environmental science, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, physical geography etc).
·Postgraduate Degree or Masters in relevant subject (desirable, not essential).
·Good IT skills and competent with MS Office.
·Good working knowledge of AutoCAD and Holebase desirable.
·Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to adapt, finding quick, innovative and practical solutions.
·A strong work ethic, able to work effectively either alone or as part of a small team.
·Full UK driving license (manual transmission).
Remuneration Package
·Competitive Salary (Range Circa. £35-45k and commensurate with experience).
·Twice a year reviews/appraisals with salary reviews as you become more experienced.
·23 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays (3 days reserved over Christmas shutdown) Holidays increase with time spent at company/with promotions.
·Every second Friday off work (2FF scheme, opt out available) giving an extra circa 26 days off per year on top of paid annual leave.
·Overnight stay allowance (£25 per night, on top of regular expenses incurred for food etc).
·Inclusion on our company profit share scheme.
·Company pension with an enhanced 4% employer contribution.
·Inclusion in our Employee Assistance (EAP) Programme for wellbeing and mental health, with access to counselling.
·Professional fees covered (for two bodies).
·Bonus paid on attaining chartership of £1000 (one body only).
In addition to the above, to help you carry out your role, there is the provision of a laptop/PC, mobile phone, branded workwear, access to company vehicles for works use and the provision of internal and external training where required to help further your career. There will be the potential to work from home as part of flexible working arrangements.
They also have a family friendly suite of policies, including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, adoption and shared parental leave, alongside a cycle to work scheme and a recruitment recommendation policy offering a bonus should the team recruit a suggested candidate.
You will be joining a friendly, supportive and collaborative working environment, with company social events throughout the calendar. My client are a growing company so there will also hopefully be opportunity in the future to move up the career ladder and make your own mark on the direction of the company.