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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Operational Job Title: Senior Geotechnical Engineer 
 
Location: Midlands Campus based but also supporting their Nottingham Office 
 
Job Overview: 
 
Our client is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists 
offering a broad range of professional services.  Through our work, we make a positive difference in 
the world.  
Reporting directly to the Associate Director within Geotechnics you will a key member within this 
close-knit and multidisciplinary team. Geotechnics is a growing group currently comprising 30+ 
enthusiastic professional staff working on a wide variety of exacting, high-profile and challenging 
projects.  Our current workload comprises a mixture of local and international projects. 
 
Role: 
 
Working within the Geotechnical Analysis Team, you will be primarily involved in geotechnical 
analysis and design, production of drawings, specifications and reports and the supervision of more 
junior members of the team.   
You will have a strong analytical capability including FE analysis with established capability in heavy 
civils design and potentially bringing other established skills/expertise to the group eg seismic design 
or hard rock tunneling experience. You will have excellent report writing skills. There will be ample 
opportunity to develop existing knowledge and potentially a technical specialism within the group 
framework. 
 
Experience with numerical analysis packages (Plaxis and the Oasys Geo Suites or other equivalent) 
required.  Site experience overseeing site investigation and construction of geotechnical designs is 
essential. 
 
The role is set in a multi project, multidisciplinary, multicultural environment. 
 
Typical responsibilities will include: 
•  geotechnical analysis and design, production of drawings, specifications and reports 
•  Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment 
•  Supervision of more junior team members  
•  Occasional site supervision/construction support 
•  Accountable for quality of own work to time and budget and those of team members as 
applicable 
•  Daily contact with other members of the group and other Arup staff 
•  Able to quickly develop successful client relationships (both internal and external) 
•  Regular contact with site investigation contractors and external agencies 
•  Good communications skills (both written and verbal) 
•  Able to work independently with minimum supervision 
•  Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines is essential 
•  Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills 
•  Willing to turn hand to other work when the opportunities arise 
•  Must be mobile and willing to relocate to other Arup locations(national and international) 
for periods of time should the need arise 
•  Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges 
•  Able to work in a multi project, multidisciplinary, multicultural environment 
•  Experience in seismic geotechnical design would be an advantage 
 
 
Requirements  and skills  Essential Skills and Knowledge 
 
•  Logical methodical approach supported by strong numerical and analytical ability. 
•  Sound communication and interpersonal skills (including formal and informal presentation, 
written communications and reports)  
•  Ability to relate and work well with people at all levels within the teams and within the 
wider office, as well as externally with clients and contractors 
•  Flexible and mobile ie prepared to travel away from base 
•  Full driver’s license 
Desirable skills and knowledge: 
•  Rock Mechanics/Tunnel Design experience 
•  Seismic Design experience 
•  Some overseas experience would be an advantage 
•  Multi-lingual is desirable (European language is particularly so) 
Qualifications: 
•  MEng Civil Engineering or good civils based degree with post grad qualification in 
geotechnical related subject 
•  Chartered with the relevant body 
 
Reward and Benefits: 
They offer a competitive salary at all levels, combined with one of the best benefit packages in our 
sector including (but not exhaustive to); healthcare plans, various insurances, grade -related flexible 
benefits and a wide range of choice benefits to assist you with your work-life balance.  In addition to 
this, we run a global profit-share scheme for all employees.   
 

For more information please contact:

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

c.hoskin@henrygunn.com

 

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