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Senior or Principal Geotechnical Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Natasha Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 017

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Senior/Principal Geotechnical Design Engineer
Are you looking for a new opportunity and keen to work for a specialist Geotechnical and Geo-environmental consultancy? My client has a national and international reputation for delivering solutions to challenging civil and environmental engineering problems.
My client are looking for an experienced geotechnical engineer with at least 5 years' post-graduate experience to manage and develop the geotechnical skill set and deliverables in the company reporting to the Managing Director and Senior Management Team in Exeter.
The role will involve predominantly office-based work, although some site-based work could be required from time to time. The successful candidate should have the following competencies:
·Can set a high standard of work that demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
·Is able to identify a range of options/solutions and decide on the best course of action by analysing advantages/disadvantages and constraints.
·Responds in a professional, objective and proactive manner to the needs of colleagues, clients etc.
·Produces written documents that are articulate, grammatically correct, clear and audience appropriate.
·Prepares convincing written arguments on complex technical issues, and presents information clearly, concisely and logically.
·Is aware of legal and contractual ramifications when writing reports and has the ability to construct reports around these issues with minimal impact on the technical quality.
·Is able to check reports/design documents produced by others.
·Is able to use relevant tools (e.g. software packages) to enhance delivery of information and understanding.
·Is able to work effectively and engage with internal and external teams.
·Is able to manage and supervise staff/contractors to ensure that resources are maximised.
·Is able to clearly and effectively delegate responsibility.
·Is able to facilitate and support CPD (e.g. disseminating information to the team).
·Undertake mentoring and technical training junior staff.
·Effective at managing and developing client relationships. Clients are kept informed of progress and made aware of our services.
·Is able to inspire and motivate others to achieve their personal goals and those of the Company.
·Is able to lead by example in showing a determination and commitment to meet/exceed targets and objectives.
·Is able to monitor and control the quality, standards and progress ensuring that work is completed to the appropriate level.
·Can manage budgets ensuring all internal processes and procedures are followed.
You will be responsible for project management, client liaison, technical assessment, design and report writing. Demonstration of strong technical knowledge is required. Ability to work well within a team is important.
The types of projects the team are involved with include major infrastructure projects such as railways, roads, ports and harbours, redevelopment of brownfield sites including former gas works and landfills, and the provision of expert opinion in dispute resolution.
Competitive salary and benefits on offer.