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Geotechnical Engineer

Ref no. BHN558314
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

My client in Birmingham, an award winning major design consultancy are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to join their growing team.

They operate as a hybrid working set-up.

Key skills required for this role

Geotechnical Engineer - Design, Major Projects


Geotechnical Engineer, Design

Job description


  • Civil engineering degree with relevant post graduate geotechnical / engineering geology qualification(s)
  • Candidates with geological degrees will be considered, provided they have experience in soil mechanics/geotechnical engineering and demonstrate sound numerical geotechnical experience, or with an MSc/PhD in a geotechnically related subject (e.g. soil mechanics)
  • Geotechnical consultancy experience on large, complex projects
  • Experience in major assignments for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, as directed, supporting the delivery of high quality outputs
  • Assist in the implementation of best practice and procedures
  • Assist and support the development and maintenance of a high level of technical capability within the skill area as may be required to deliver the service offerings targeted for in each market sector
  • Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery of the Company's technical work product
  • Implement and adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery and administration of Services
  • Ability to identify appropriate opportunities and prioritise efforts in securing these opportunities to achieve targets
  • Maximise fee income and utilisation
  • Monitor time and budgets against assignment programme and agree appropriate actions where necessary
  • Uphold the Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as requested


  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically related subject from an accredited college or university
  • Preferably UK chartered, or nearly chartered, in a relevant discipline
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical and engineering geological processes and design, with a particular emphasis on data interpretation, design & analysis, construction and advanced numerical modelling
  • Working knowledge of Eurocodes and other relevant national and international industry standards, contracts, methodologies and procedures
  • Detailed geotechnical design experience including deep and shallow foundations (vertical and lateral capacity, settlement), deep excavations, basements, retaining structures, earthworks, soil and rock slope engineering, ground improvement, seismicity and liquefaction and instrumentation and monitoring
  • Ground investigation experience, including design, preparation of tender documents, supervision, interpretation
  • Understands the standard basic engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating
  • Experience should include large scale (c.£100m+), high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of Clients in various construction markets
  • Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial
  • Basic contractual knowledge and experience would be beneficial


Technical: Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Able to use design skills to propose and deliver practical solutions to deadline

Communication: Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively to all levels both internally and with external clients. Capable of presenting and producing written reports to a high standard

Critical Thinking: Ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear view of overall priorities. Ability to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, whilst delivering high quality work

Team: Strong team work to contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. Also able to work independently to a high standard

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