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Principal/Senior Geotechnical Engineer

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Job Description

Our client is now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. They bring together 31,500 staff, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries to provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service. 

We are currently seeking a motivated and ambitious senior or Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our Land Restoration & Ground Engineering team in Birminghan

The successful candidate will form an important part of the local and regional team and will play an integral role in delivering geotechnical projects as part of this young and dynamic team. The successful candidate will be expected to technically proficient in the day to day delivery of projects and to provide technical support and training to junior staff.


Project Delivery
In your role, you would be expected to technically and financially manage and deliver projects through from initial quotation to issue of reports, particularly in the areas of geotechnical site investigation, ground engineering, engineering design (including development of associated foundation design), detailed geotechnical assessment, mining assessment, earthworks and reclamation design and management. You should have a strong grasp of basic soil mechanics and relevant experience of the analysis and design of a number of geotechnical solutions including deep foundations, slope stability remedial works, ground improvement and retaining walls. 

Technical Support/Development/Training
We would look to utilise your current skills and experience in assisting with developing strong technical delivery. A strong motivation to CPD is essential, and the successful candidate would be required to provide representation and input into internal and external technical leadership forums. You will be working towards chartered status with either the ICE or another relevant professional body. 


Candidate Profile


• An MSc in geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics or engineering geology;

• The ability to complete factual and interpretative Phase 1 and 2 assessments;

• Experience in the supervision of the construction process including piling works, earthworks and foundations;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to generate and technically review reports;

• Experience in the road/ renewables / wind farm sector would be advantageous;

• Experience of working on design & build contracts is desirable;

• Ability to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy; and

• Ability to write technically sound and commercially focussed proposals and reports based on a clear understanding of the clients requirements

For more information please contact:

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


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