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Geotechnical Project Engineer

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Location: Higham Ferrers

Reporting to: Associate Director

Due to our clients continued expansion, they are able to offer this excellent opportunity for a Geotechnical Project Engineer to join their Higham Ferrers office, with an attractive benefits package and a stimulating workload. Projects typically range in value from £0.5 to £30million, and are extremely varied in type, scope, and complexity. The chosen applicant will have substantial experience in the geotechnical field, along with a history of budgetary and technical management of projects and management of junior staff.

The successful candidate will support the senior geotechnical team, representing the company with confidence to a variety of clients and external organisations. The ability to take initiative as well as working within part of a team within appropriate authority levels is vital, and the candidate will be well motivated, innovative and career minded. As a multi-disciplinary practice, there is also a need to integrate and work with other engineering fields within the business.

In keeping with the level of this role, the candidate will be experienced in the logging of trial pits and boreholes, in-situ environmental monitoring, scheduling of chemical contamination testing and interpretation of results in accordance with UK and European recognised guidelines, with good report writing skills. The role will include client liaison, design, interface with project teams, and contract implementation.

The candidate should have a first degree in appropriate subject, such as Geology, Civil Engineering or Environmental Science. An MSc in a subject such as Geotechnical Engineering is preferred, but not essential. Professional membership(s) are also preferred, but not essential. A good level of computer literacy in Windows and Microsoft Office software is required.

Main responsibilities:


  • Involvement in and project management of a range of geo-environmental projects from desk studies to intrusive investigations of a variety of derelict and contaminated sites.
  • Planning of intrusive works.
  • Management of site operations and contractors, as well as the in-house team.
  • Sample scheduling.
  • Appreciation of geotechnical matters, such as foundation design, road pavement design, and ground improvement.
  • Interpretation of chemical and geotechnical data.
  • Interpretative reporting.

For more information please contact:

Chris Hoskin (Wales/West Midlands/South West) - 07947884558

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