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Geotechnical Associate Director / Technical Director (Multiple Locations)

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    2 years ago
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    Geotechnical Director
  • Deadline:
    January 25, 2023
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Geotechnical Associate Director / Technical Director

Based at one of five locations: Leeds, Cardiff, Manchester, Belfast or London



Our client has an excellent opportunity for a Geotechnical  Associate Director or Director to undertake a national role to lead and grow our rapidly expanding geotechnical design team currently comprising 10 staff and forming part of our 90 strong Geo-environment Practice. The team undertakes a wide range of work directly for external clients and as part of multidisciplinary teams including for large infrastructure  projects, local councils, defense, nuclear and developers.

The candidate must show enthusiasm and energy to drive expansion of the team, to meet current business demands, to drive the technical performance of the geotechnical design team and to act quickly when anticipated market changes occur.  The candidate will need to have a proven record of achievement in a senior position at all stages of geotechnical design. The candidate must understand the importance of excellent client service and instill within their team and the wider community the importance of clear communication of technically challenging, innovative solutions.

This is a senior national role and the candidate can be based in Leeds, London, Cardiff, Manchester or Belfast and will need to travel to offices where geotechnical staff are based to provide leadership and support to them.



The following key attributes are essential:

  • A university degree in civil engineering or geotechnics/engineering geology.
  • A Chartered Engineer or Chartered Geologist with significant post Chartered industrial experience from a UK institution or a professional qualification from major overseas accredited body. Recent experience as the Designers Geotechnical Advisor (DGA) for highways is an advantage.
  • A thorough understanding of Ground Risk Management application and procedures.
  • The ability to understand and apply analytical theory to practical problems with experience in the use of specialist geotechnical software including finite element and finite difference modelling.
  • Experience in the application of ground engineering standards particularly EC7 Geotechnical Design. High level knowledge of and experience in the use of industrial sector codes for highways, rail, energy and water sectors.
  • A good understanding of construction particularly earth moving and construction of earth structures; materials engineering; foundations for a wide range of structures; piling construction methods and types; pavement engineering particularly highway pavements, rail track and airfield pavements and hard standing and ground improvement methods.
  • A knowledge of forms of contract both those which are used for construction projects and those under which the client may be appointed.
  • Experience as expert witness in ground engineering arbitration and mediation.
  • An ability to write, review and approve concise engineering reports in English.
  • Efficiency and accuracy in the pro-active management of project finances and time management for wide ranging project types.


The client is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

They are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, or parental leave.

The client are also happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. They hope to offer a range of solutions to help you get the most out of your work / life balance.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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