Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 23 May 2023
Salary £50k - 60k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameAdam Butler

Job description

Carrington West are pleased to offer this outstanding vacancy with one of the most innovative and progressive consultancies in the Civil Engineering / Geotechnical Engineering market.
Our client is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Principal Geotechnical Engineer to manage and work on the geotechnical engineering aspects of site development and construction. Most sites are brownfield, with a complex ground legacy.
The typical work of the candidate is likely to include, but not be limited to, the following:
·Designing, specifying, and validating slopes and earthworks for developments.
·Collaborating with the company's Civils and Structures teams to optimise the designs of foundations, retaining walls/structures, and surface water attenuation tanks, in relation to the ground conditions present.
·Providing engineering solutions to deal with the presence of weak ground, quarry high wall lines, deep fill, mine shafts and audits, railway and road tunnels, problematic groundwater, and unexpected ground conditions.
·Liaising with the clients to ensure the proposals meet their needs, and liaising with regulators and adopting authorities to obtain the necessary approvals are obtained.
·Reviewing ground investigation reports and providing advice on abnormal geotechnical issues that potential developers will need to consider and cost for.
·Assessing quarry face stability and stand-off requirements (mining and quarrying industry).
·Assessment of geotechnical issues of development in proximity to existing railways and trunk roads/motorways and resolving these in consultation with the relevant authorities.
·Preparation of fee quotes in relation to the items of work noted in the bullet points above.
The role is generally office based, but there will be occasional requirements to attend meetings with Clients and regulators, and occasional site visits. To meet increasing workloads, the candidate will, with the assistance of the Directors, be encouraged to recruit and build a small team of geotechnical specialists. In the interim, the successful candidate will be supported by an existing team of Engineering Geologists who produce Geo-environmental Desk studies and site Investigation Reports, Geotechnical Ground Investigations, Coal Mining Risk Reports, Coal Mining Investigations and Contamination Remediation strategies.
Suitable candidates will have:
·Masters in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology / Geotechnics
·Professional qualification (CEng or CGeol)
·Relevant post-graduate experience Good communication skills, both written and verbal
·Ability to develop and mentor their team
·Capability to work independently or with a design team
·Knowledge and understanding of current technical standards
·Good time management skills.
·Hold a full UK Driving Licence.
In return they offer a competitive remuneration package which includes the following rewards and benefits:-
·26 days paid annual leave, comprising your birthday, 22 flexible days, and 3 days fixed over the Christmas period. In addition, 8 bank holidays are provided.
·Flexibility on working hours and hybrid working, following completion of probationary period.
·Free on-site parking
·Contributory Pension Scheme
·Chartered Professional fees paid
·Enrolment under the "Simply Health" benefit scheme after 6 months service
·Childcare vouchers under the Busy Bees Scheme
·Cycle scheme
·Social activities
·Annual Bonus Scheme
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Carrington West's Highways, Transport & Infrastructure division is the fastest growing in the country, our specialist team has a combined over 100+ years' experience in this market. Please call Adam Butler at Carrington West on 07889 214 154 for more information.
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