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Geotechnical Engineer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £26,000 - £33,000
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Geotechnical Design Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer
  • Deadline:
    May 9, 2024
  • Job Level:
Geotechnical Engineer

 

 Bachelor’s Degree and Masters/MEng in geotechnical/civils discipline

2+ years relevant experience

 

 

Our client is currently seeking a highly motivated engineer to strengthen their geotechnical team based in Hagley in the West Midlands.  The candidate will need to have a design background and be able to work within a team environment, supporting the design delivery of existing projects.  Projects typically include the inspection and assessment of embankments, cuttings, retaining walls, culverts and drainage assets predominantly within the rail network, the consideration of options for remedial or upgrading works and the design and specification of practical solutions.

 

Role Requirements / Attributes:

 

  • Experience in the preparation of construction drawings, specifications and designers risk assessments
  • Good understanding of ground investigation methods and interpretation of ground investigation results.
  • Ability to identify and assess defects/instability features in earthworks, retaining walls and drainage systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of Eurocodes and current engineering codes of practice
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical/geotechnical design experience (earthworks, foundations, drainage)
  • Experience of client liaison and attendance at design review meetings
  • Ability to work to deadlines and excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Knowledge of industry standard software (e.g. Slope/W, WALLAP, REPUTE, TEDDS, AutoCAD etc.).
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good technical report writing skills

 

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

 

The role is likely to include earthwork, foundation and drainage designs including the remediation of slopes, retaining structures (including gabion walls, gravity walls, embedded piles, kingpost walls, anchored walls), soil nails, foundation designs (shallow footings, piles, mini-piles), temporary works designs for plant access (including working on slopes, crane outrigger designs, working platforms) and drainage improvement works.

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