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Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £40,000 - £60,000
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    11 months ago
  • Category:
    Geotechnical Design Engineer
  • Deadline:
    May 12, 2024
  • Job Level:

Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer

£40,000+ Dependent on experience                       Bristol                        Permanent

Our client is now seeking a competent and enthusiastic Principal or Associate Geotechnical Engineer to join their Bristol team.

You will be involved in a broad variety of geotechnical and Geo Environmental projects, as well as working on larger projects with other disciplines internally.

As the senior member of the team, in the Bristol office, you will be the focal point for other teams and external enquiries. You will be working closely with the Ground Engineering Director, while also advising and managing more junior engineers across offices.

Duties will be varied and include:

  • Scoping and tendering for work
  • Supervising intrusive site investigations
  • Data management
  • Reviewing Phase 1 and II reports
  • Geotechnical design of foundations
  • Retaining walls
  • Temporary works and earthworks
  • Contamination assessments and compiling remediation strategies

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • BSc in Geology, Geotechnical Engineering or an equivalent subject
  • Experience as a geotechnical engineer
  • Chartered or working towards chartered status
  • Ability to confidently plan and execute site investigations
  • Good knowledge of intrusive investigation techniques and the limitations associated with each site activity
  • Competent at logging soil and rock to BS5930 and EC7
  • Understanding of CDM health and safety requirements in site investigation
  • Ability to undertake the financial control of projects and client liaison, independently managing projects to ensure delivery on time and to budget

This role requires site visits and design team meetings, therefore a driving license is preferable and willingness to travel is essential.


Working day

  • Full time employees – 37.5 hour week, Monday – Friday (hours will vary by arrangement for part-time employees)
  • Our client wants candidates to feel confident to ask about flexibility they need.  Any candidate who applies for a job can ask about the flexibility at interview.  In return, they will explore what’s possible as they have always adopted a flexible work culture, and a vision to facilitate employees with a harmonious work-life balance through mutually beneficial and equitable flexible working arrangements.

Health & Wellbeing

  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays – with the opportunity to purchase up to 5 days
  • Health cash plan – assistance with the cost of everyday health and wellbeing including dental and optical
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program – access to 24/7 support and advice on legal and wellbeing matters
  • ‘Day off for good causes’ – a day to support a charity close to your heart

Financial benefits

  • Employer pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Tax efficient / Financial assistance to assist you with purchasing/hiring a bicycle, technology or travel season tickets
  • Save as you shop – access to some of the UK’s biggest high street names

Training & Development

  • Encouragement to work towards professional qualifications or chartered status with assistance towards fees and exam preparation
  • Regular in-house and external CPD’s
  • Reimbursement of professional memberships