Senior/ Associate Grade Geotechnical Engineer

W5 Resourcing Associates Ltd
04 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our clients UK Geotechnical team is well-established with a wealth of design and site investigation experience.

Due to a steadily increasing workload our client is currently have an opportunity for a Senior / Associate Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Cambridgeshire. The ideal candidate will be degree qualified with demonstrable geotechnical experience in a commercial or consultancy environment post-graduation. Suitable candidates will be either chartered or approaching chartered status.

This position presents an outstanding opportunity to join a team of geotechnical engineers, geologists and land quality specialists within a truly multinational consultancy and offers significant potential for career development and enhancement based on performance. Along with a competitive basic salary, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive benefits package including BUPA health cover, death-in-service cover and pension.

Our client would like to receive applications from ambitious individuals who have a commercial awareness and can work to the time and financial requirements of a competitive consultancy. The successful candidate will be joining a highly regarded and technically demanding group in one of the worlds most successful and respected international environmental consultancies.

Main Duties:
Our client is seeking an individual with a passion for geotechnical engineering and willing to undertake a combination of site work, factual and interpretive reporting, foundation design and stability analysis throughout the UK. In addition the team are required to assist our international colleagues and the role may involve occasional international travel to complete these assignments.

Typical duties will include:
Design, procurement and supervision of ground investigations
Preparation of factual and interpretive ground investigation and geotechnical reports
Geotechnical assessments for temporary and remedial works
Slope stability analysis and design of earthworks
Foundation analysis

The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own projects and play an active part in the development of the Geology and Geotechnics discipline as a key support service within our client's organisation. This is a role that will be client facing in a commercial consultancy environment.

This will be a challenging position fully utilising existing skills and offering the opportunity to develop additional expertise.
Person Specification

Technical Skills, Abilities, Experience:

IT literacy and proficiency in MS office applications
Familiar with current UK best practice for ground investigation
Basic knowledge of foundation design and settlement analysis
Prepared to work away from the office, on site as required
Prepared to accept short term overseas assignments

Experience in FE analysis
Experience of overseas assignments
Experience in the design of major earthwork structures
Experience in slope stability analysis

Education, Qualifications, Memberships:

First degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology or Mining Geology

Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering
Chartered status (CGeol or CEng)

Personal Attributes:

Professional & commercial
Good interpersonal skills whilst interacting with colleagues, clients and contractors
Ability to work in a team and independently

Additional Requirements:

Full driving licence

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