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Engineer (Geotechnical Design)

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27 Jul 2021

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This is an opportunity to join us in our Engineer role within the Engineering Services Laboratory team, operating from the idyllic county of Cornwall. If you're a talented and results-driven Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist, looking for progression with work-life balance that allows you time for friends/ family/ to walk the dog on a sandy beach/ surf in the Cornish waves - we'd love to hear from you!

Projects you'll work on

We work collaboratively with the Local Authority and the CORSERV group of companies to deliver surveying services across Cornwall & the South West in line with our 4-year Business Plan.

As a well-established business unit, the GeoConsultancy Services team is predominantly engaged in work centred around the Highway and Environment sectors. We undertake ground investigations and provide geotechnical design services to internal and external clients. Work involves anything from large highway infrastructure projects which requires detailed geotechnical design, to simple ground investigation and testing services. We regularly undertake ground investigations to aid retaining wall design, and frequently undertake slope assessments and strengthened earthworks design, mining legacy investigations and remediation, contaminated land assessments and topographical survey and drone services.

The role offers the chance to work on projects through all stages of the Geotechnical Risk Management process. We are involved from the initial stages, through to design, and culminating in the production Geotechnical Feedback Reports.

You will work in a team that runs its own percussive and rotary drill rigs, and alongside colleagues in our own UKAS accredited soils and materials laboratory.

This is a great opportunity to work in a team that not only undertakes ground investigation contracts, but also provides design services in a beautiful part of the Country.

About you

You will be an experienced Engineer with a significant geotechnical design experience. You will have a relevant post-graduation qualification, with demonstrable experience of undertaking and reporting ground investigations and geotechnical design reports.

We are looking for a proactive, ambitious team player who can assist in the development of innovative, buildable and cost-effective geotechnical solutions, sometimes under demanding project requirements. Previous experience in geotechnical design software packages

DIPS/SLIDE/SETTLE 3D and ROCFALL would also be beneficial.

Good report writing and communication skills as essential along with good IT and analytical skills.

You will also have the proven ability to undertake and fulfil the physical demands of the position.

We are looking for you to bring:
  • Geotechnical design experience in foundations, strengthened earthworks, rock slope remediation and pile design.
  • Ground Investigation skills and experience.
  • Experience of working on own initiative and as part of a team;
  • Good IT, report writing and communication skills;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong focus on health and safety with excellent client management skills;
  • Additional business development to continue growth of the surveying team.

Working with us you will have a competitive benefits package that includes pension, professional development investment & employee discount package. We are also able to offer flexible working and relocation support in moving to Cornwall.

Our team

We are passionate about our natural and built environment, the role we play in connecting people, protecting our environment, unlocking opportunities, and shaping the communities we live in. We employ over 750 people and our spending - well into the millions - with local small and medium businesses helps boost the local economy.

You will be joining our professional and experienced GeoConsultancy Services team to assist in the timely and successful delivery of geotechnical, contaminated land and mining investigations and surveys. This team works closely alongside colleagues in CORMAC Contracting, and is also a part of the CORMAC's Consultancy Division that includes the Engineering Design Group and the Structures Design Group. We are an energetic team who are committed to delivering the very best to the people of Cornwall.

This role will see you managing a small team of staff within the section and you will also be expected to project manage ground investigations and geotechnical designs.

You will need to bring a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills that allow you to develop strong, functional relationships with delivery staff, internal clients, landowners and other stake holders. You will also have a strong focus on health, safety and welfare of all those connected with our projects.

Right to Work in the UK

Working from Cornwall, you will need to have the right to work in the UK to be appointed to any roles with us. Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for any of our roles.

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