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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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    £34,000 - £44,000
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    1 year ago
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    Geotechnical Engineer
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Our client is currently recruiting for a Senior Geo-environmental Engineer to join their specialist Geosciences consultancy team in Coventry. This is a full time permanent position.The Geosciences team is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies with ambitious plans for growth in the future. The  team provides consultancy and design services to a range of external clients including engineers, house-builders, oil companies and local authorities. Their current workload includes major infrastructure projects, housing developments, landfills and commercial warehouses. Our Client prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and allowing employees to reach their full potential.Senior Geo-environmental – CoventryThe successful candidate will be responsible for helping organize, manage and on occasion supervise and undertake ground Investigations including financial management and directing junior staff in the field. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with subcontractors and to keep the client appraised of findings and progress.Responsibilities:

  • Designing and managing a variety of geo-environmental and geotechnical ground investigation and interpretative projects for both external clients and for other teams within RSK
  • Providing technical support at all stages of assigned projects and controlling project costs
  • Overseeing ground investigations
  • Contract administration
  • Soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards, including laboratory scheduling
  • Geotechnical analysis and design
  • Geo-environmental assessment
  • Preparing and checking Preliminary Risk Assessments (desk studies), technical advice notes, drawings and geotechnical and geo-environmental interpretative reports
  • Prepare proposals and tenders and contribute to business development activity
  • Travel to other offices and sites within the UK
  • Prepare H&S plans and RAMS
  • Preparation of Remediation Strategy’s including verification works on site
  • Mentor and support junior team members as appropriate, providing guardianship and imparting your knowledge and expertise to less experience employees
  • Establish and develop strong working relationships with new and existing clients, which is integral to the growth of the Geosciences department in Coventry and the wider business
  • Provide technical leadership in the day to day delivery of projects.

Person Specification:

  • BEng or BSc or equivalent in Civil, Geology or Geotechnical Engineering or similar
  • Typically a further degree in Engineering Geology, Geotechnics or Environmental Science or equivalent would be desirable
  • Registered with  a  suitable professional body  and  working  towards Chartered status  with  a relevant institution (e.g. Geol Soc/CIWEM/ICE);
  • Typically requires around 5-10 years specific relevant experience
  • A  thorough understanding of  geology, ground investigation works, engineering geology  and geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigations and reporting
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to prepare Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Preliminary
  • Risk Assessments, Factual and Interpretative Assessments
  • Able to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy
  • Able to write proposals that are both technically sound and commercially accurate
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentoring skills to junior staff
  • Strong track record in managing time and resources effectively and within budget.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and, as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society or Institute of Civil Engineers, we are committed to supporting candidates along the pathway to Chartership.
Our client is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Our family of over 175 environmental, engineering and technical services businesses works together to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced. These challenges, and the responses to them, are perhaps best captured by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”.To achieve a truly sustainable future, and to get there, all nations, businesses, organisations and individuals must play a role; our client is enabling clients around the world to do their bit. They operate in most sectors of the economy, including many of those most critical to future global sustainability, such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining and waste. With integrated offering across research and development, consultancy and on-the-ground application, they can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.Founded in 1989, our client is now working in more than 40 countries across 6 continents, it is a truly global business. They plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with them.Since the beginning, their philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented individuals. People are at the heart of the business, and they know that success is founded on the development of their colleagues.  Our client wants you to share in the achievements and while being supported in achieving your professional goals.  Our client prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing development and enabling people to reach their full potential. Despite rapid growth, they are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that their company was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to working together.