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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

South West England, United Kingdom

Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Bristol
Our clients Geotechnical team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. They have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects. Their current client portfolio includes the Highways Agency, Transport for London, Local Authorities, the Environment Agency, Canal & Rivers Trust, Water & Energy Companies, Network Rail and selected Civil Engineering Contractors for whom they undertake the planning, design and supervision of geotechnical engineering solutions for  a raft of projects including managed motorways, harbours, ports, water treatment plants, reservoirs, rail electrification, new rail routes, station upgrades and structures across a wide range of geological conditions.
Owing to continuing business growth, they are now looking to recruit a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who has a good level of practical geotechnical design experience to join their Geotechnical design team in Bristol which is working on a wide portfolio of schemes throughout the UK and internationally. To be considered for a role they are seeking candidates with the following credentials:
Minimum Academic Qualifications:
MEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical engineering bias. 
Relevant research/ dissertation topic on geotechnical engineering or soil mechanics
Desirable Qualifications:
MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics
Chartered Engineer or progressing towards becoming a Chartered Engineer in relevant field
Essential Experience and characteristics:
Excellent numerical skills using own calculations and using industry software
Excellent report writing skills and ability to check reports to a high standard
Considerable experience within the civil engineering industry
Extensive experience and skills in both technical and commercial areas 
Evidence of participation in developing self and other team members to their full potential
Outgoing and confident with excellent communication, motivation and report writing skills
Team player and self-starter
Problem solver i.e. “Can –do” attitude
Flexible to travel in UK and working away from base office
Driving licence
Duties & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Principal Engineer / Team Leader, you will be accountable for carrying out of geotechnical design calculations for a wide range of civil & structural engineering projects. Additionally the work will involve the writing of desk study reports, reviewing, interpreting and presenting geotechnical data, site supervision, the writing and preparation of interpretative reports and geotechnical design reports.  You will provide technical assistance to the junior and senior members of staff to deliver Geotechnical workload for both internal and external clients.
You will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations, promoting and marketing all facets of Hyder's services during interfaces with clients and other sectors and disciplines, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and to build networks within the industry.
Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
Developing skills and knowledge base in both technical and managerial fields. 
Preparation of documentation relating to projects 
Preparing geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice
Participating in the resolution of technical issues 
Gaining experience and proficiency in Hyder systems and procedures
Becoming familiar with, and compliant with, relevant HSE regulations and promoting a culture of awareness within the team
Building relationships with internal and external Clients
Performing other duties as required from time to time by your manager or Hyder
Writing and reviewing high quality technical reports
Key competencies / Values:
Client focus – differentiating through tailored skills and depth of client understanding
Excellence – striving for excellence, recognising that excellence is defined by our clients
Trust – building and retaining relationships of trust with our clients, colleagues and business partners
Teamwork – working together as part of our team not just as an individual
Responsibility – taking responsibility for our performance and our safety
People - helping to create the environment for people to realise their potential
Remuneration & Benefits:
You will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with:
Stakeholder Pension matched to 6%     
Life Assurance        
Income Protection
Annual Leave         
Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid  
Tax Free Season Ticket Loan      
Cycle to Work Scheme      
Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme 
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave     
Childcare Vouchers  
Birthday Vouchers           
Long Term Service Awards 
Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make!


For more information please contact:

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


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