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Geotechnical Engineer / Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Geo-Environmental, Geotechnical Engineer
  • Deadline:
    February 23, 2024

Our Client has an opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer or Senior Geotechnical Engineer, ideally located in the South East to support thier impressive portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects both in the UK and internationally.

Our client needs to increase their team to meet the growing demands from their clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water) and the energy sector which includes carbon capture & storage, renewable energy, low carbon engineering and nuclear power.

We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. Our client has the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.


  • The successful applicant will be a Geotechnical Engineer or Senior Geotechnical Engineer with a degree in civil engineering with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject and hold or be close to holding chartered status with the ICE.
  • Candidates should have the right flare and ability that will help develop and expand geotechnical capability by building on the existing portfolio of our clients expanding, flexible and outward looking team that can tackle work across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant civil engineering degree and ideally MSc or equivalent.
  • In depth experience in finite element modelling and analysis such as PLAXIS2D/3D.
  • Experienced in general numerical software such as Geostudio, Repute, Wallap etc.
  • Chartered status or nearing Chartered status.
  • Proven experience of working in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Project management experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets.
  • Proven geotechnical design experience.
  • Application of CDM Regulations in a design and ground investigation environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
  • A valid UK driving licence.


Flexible Working 

Our client recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. they support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how they can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default, our client offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Their IT systems support homeworking, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Our client will work for you.  Similarly, our client provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and they run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.


Rewards and Benefits

Our client offers a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year, plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing they provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Their offices run their own sports and social clubs providing a wide range of activities.  You will also have access to Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.


Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Our Client is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where everyone can be themselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, they offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, they value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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