Lead Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 14 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationGreater London
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

▪ Degree Qualified and Chartered Civil Engineer
▪ Substantial experience in major assignments for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors
▪ Substantial experience of managing projects, budgets and resources
▪ Experience in preparing technical and commercial proposals
▪ Undertake and lead assignments in the UK and overseas
▪ Assist Market Sector Directors to source and develop business opportunities, producing tenders, and build client relationships
▪ Assist and support the development and maintenance of a high level of technical capability to deliver the service offerings targeted
▪ Deliver engineering solutions and report results to managers and clients
▪ Monitor staff time and budgets against assignment programme and agree appropriate actions where necessary
▪ Assist in the management of the design process that may include other related design disciplines/teams
▪ Assist with coordinating design as part of an internal team and liaising with external associated professionals and our clients
▪ Assisting with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required, 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, maximising fee income
▪ 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
▪ Embrace organisational change and influence others to modify behaviour and attitudes as required
▪ Have an understanding and awareness of the company values and business plan and your contribution to both
▪ Observe and maintain Company Health & Safety Policy and Environment Policies across all activities
▪ Undertake other reasonable duties as requested
▪ Professionally qualified and Chartered Civil Engineer, ideally with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically relevant subject
▪ Substantial experience at Assignment Manager and Designer level with a proven capability and record of managing and delivering assignments to programme and budget
▪ Able to manage the legal and contractual aspects of Engineering contracts
▪ Strong knowledge of geotechnical and engineering geological processes and design, with a particular emphasis on data interpretation, design & analysis, construction and advanced numerical modelling
▪ 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
▪ Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial
▪ Understanding of the standard basic engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating
▪ Experience predominantly in large scale (c.£100m+), high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors
▪ Proven ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with clients
▪ Proven track record of business development, delivering against set objectives and achieving company targets
▪ People management experience e.g. general employee welfare, carrying our appraisals, training and development, involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities would be beneficial
▪ Ability to identify and act on opportunities for growth on assignments
▪ Technical: Proven technical skills and knowledge, able to provide innovative solutions. Encourages the team to keep relevant on technical developments and the broader industry. Actively develops own professional persona in the industry
 ▪ Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people effectively. Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills. Able to judge audience and communicate technically complex matters to all stakeholders
▪ Critical Thinking: Ability to think and act operationally and strategically, understands the bigger picture and commerciality of a situation, both for the project and Company
▪ Team: Able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a matrix environment. Able to leverage the wider team and encourages a culture of cross skill/function collaboration
▪ Leadership: Acts as a role model and standard setter. Able to proactively coach, mentor and enable others to develop individual skills and broaden the capabilities and competencies within the company
▪ Project Management: Driven to deliver success with a proven ability to plan long term and manage large/complex budgets, projects and programmes of work to agreed targets. Able to communicate a clear direction and individual roles and understands the importance of learning from successes and failures
▪ Business Acumen: Able to articulate the business strategy and how individuals contribute to delivering it in a meaningful way. Seeks opportunities across the business, not just in their area of expertise
▪ Proficient user of 2D and 3D finite element analysis software (e.g. PLAXIS, Z-soil)
▪ Proficient user of other geotechnical software (WALLAP, LPile, APile, Slide, gINT, or equivalents)
▪ Excellent Microsoft Office Abilities
▪ 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools