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Geotechnical Engineer

South West England, United Kingdom

Type of contract - Permanent

Specialism - Geotechnical

Region - Bath


Our client is a professional services firm providing engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of buildings, infrastructure and the environment. 

Their Ground Engineering group is involved in a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects. Current workload includes major UK underground tunnelling projects, a 500 metre supertall in the Middle East, major masterplanning projects in Saudi Arabia, a large-scale redevelopment in West London, and sports stadiums in the UK and worldwide. The team has a truly global reach traditionally delivering projects across the UK and Middle East, but also pioneering or leading growth regions in countries such as India and China. 

They are currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer in our Bath office to provide a technical/design engineering service to the Group on projects, as directed by the Associate/Associate Director. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a well motivated enthusiastic geotechnical engineer to join the geotechnical team based in Bath. Demands are high, but in return we offer a collaborative, creative and professional working environment with rewarding career opportunities in a practice setting new standards. The Bath team works with major clients and world-class project teams on a wide variety of high profile buildings, environment and infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. 


• Undertake detailed engineering design. 
• Prepare technical schedules. 
• Plan and manage CAD documentation of design work. 
• Work closely with and monitor performance of Technician (as appropriate). 
• Under guidance of senior staff, represent at meetings with the client, other professionals and suppliers. 
• Ensure service and project work are carried out within agreed deadlines and within budget. 
• Ensure that appropriate service/design decisions are met. 
• Coordinating his/her work with other members of the project team. 
• Ensuring all relevant staff are informed of client matters. 
• Continually ensuring that practices, policies, strategy and services represent the client’s and their best interests and that policy is in keeping with current legislation, British Standards and Codes of Practice etc. 
• Actively work towards Chartered Engineer status. 
• Mentor and assist Graduate Engineers. 

The post holder must at all times carry out his/ her duties with due regard to the Equality & Diversity Policy 


Essential Experience 

• Strong foundation, basement, earthworks and ground treatment design skills. 
• A good understanding of ground investigation techniques and its importance to deriving appropriate design parameters. 
• Good interpretative report writing skills. 
• Experience of geotechnical design and analysis software for foundations, retaining structures, slope stability etc. 
• Working knowledge and interest with developing 2 and 3D soil structure interaction Finite Element Analyses. 
• Graduate member (or higher) of professional institution. 
• Ability to accept a high degree of responsibility in a team-based organisation, combined with ability to work independently. 
• Experience of using Excel (a detailed understanding including the use of macros). 
• The applicant will need to have strong interpersonal and organisational skills. 
• Ability to propose multiple solutions to Clients and objectively summarise the benefits and shortfalls of each. 
• The ability to plan and deliver projects whilst working in a team or under minimal supervision is essential. 

Desirable Experience 

• Ideally, the candidate will also have some experience of working on a variety of challenging domestic and overseas projects. 
• Practical experience of using design and analysis packages including Plaxis (2D and 3D), Piglet and Wallop. 


• First degree in Civil Engineering or similar related Engineering qualification. 


• An MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering or a similar subject. 

Additional attributes: 

• Mobility to travel. 
• Willingness to work overseas for short periods of time. 

For more information please contact:

Chris Hoskin - 07947884558 or email


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