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Senior Geotechnical Design Engineer – Leeds

The role is within our clients Geotechnical Engineering Design (GED) section consisting of a range of Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists working on projects across the UK and abroad.

You must be qualified with a geo-engineering bias and ideally with second degrees in relevant geo-engineering subjects. Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in this field and ideally have work experience in this discipline. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects including large scale, awarding winning, highways schemes, brownfield redevelopment sites, defense schemes, commercial developments, water and other infrastructure projects.

Our client’s team of experienced Geotechnical Engineers will offer mentoring and the opportunity to progress to professional chartership following a formal chartership training scheme. They tailor your training and development accordingly to achieve your own personal goals, providing the specific support you need to reach your potential.


Your responsibilities and role will predominantly be in the geotechnical sector to include;

_    Geotechnical desk studies
_    Development of ground models
_    Derivation of material parameters
_    Foundation design to EC7
_    Earthworks assessment and specification
_    Soil and rock slope engineering
_    Geotechnical reporting (PSSRs, GIRs, GDRs)

  • First degree in Engineering Geology, Geotechnics or Civil Engineering (upper second class honours degree or above) or first degree in Geology combined with a Master’s degree in Engineering Geology or Geotechnics.
  • To have or to be working towards a recognised professional qualification and membership of appropriate professional bodies.
  • Strong interpersonal / team working skills, with a good working relationship with all levels of the organisation, clients and contractors.
  • Experience or knowledge of working to relevant UK Geotechnical Standards (EC7, BS5930, BS8002, 8004 etc).
  • Experience or knowledge of Highways England and Network Rail Standards and technical guidance to CD622 Managing Geotechnical Risk.
  • Familiarity with relevant software packages such as MS Project, Word, Excel, AutoCAD and geotechnical design software etc.
  • Ideally some experience with geotechnical software packages such as Slide, Wallap, 2D Plaxis or similar.
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in clear English.


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