Principal / Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire Posted Date: February 8, 2018
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Employer Job Id: LMGGEO487 Careermine Job Id: 1422248


The company has some very impressive clients and really leading edge technology. The firm has experienced significant growth over recent years by providing a blend of national reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence.

The Ground Engineering team are currently working on projects in many sectors including commercial development, rail and road. As Principal / Senior Geotechnical Engineer you would be responsible for delivering geotechnical and geo-environmental assessments and design, from desk study through to construction. This would include assisting with all elements of geotechnical design/construction issues, providing technical input within that field as part of a multi-disciplinary team, or working separately on particular aspects of geotechnical design/construction, providing advice to the civils team & clients. There would also be the need to assist with bids with technical and other input. A key role would be to identify and develop markets for geo services, both internal and external.

What you’ll need to succeed:

Required Education/Learning Experience

  • Candidates should ideally have a first degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology, although other disciplines combined with suitable experience may also be acceptable.
  • A Masters in Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics would be an advantage.
  • You will be or shortly aiming to become a Chartered Engineer with the ICE or a Chartered Geologist with the GeolSoc.

Required Technical Skills

  • Able to prepare Desk Study reports and Mining Risk Assessments
  • Design and supervision of ground investigations, organising fieldwork, direction of sub-contractors
  • Familiarity with all ground investigation techniques
  • Logging of soils/rocks to BS5930 / EC7
  • Use of geotechnical databases, such as HoleBASE
  • Use of slope stability applications, such as SLIDE or SLOPE/W
  • Interpretative reporting, including bearing capacity, settlement, pavement design, and foundations
  • Experience of working with other disciplines (civil, structural, environmental).
  • Appreciation of financials aspects of projects, ability to prepare fee proposals, and able to support others in fee bids.

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Design of piles, soil nails, ground anchors, retaining walls, slope stabilisation, dewatering, reinforced soil, surcharge schemes, etc.
  • Familiarity with analytical software such as EA R&D 20, RBCA, CLEA to derive site specific thresholds and clean-up criteria
  • Familiar with Phase 1 and 2 assessments
  • Understanding of the Source-Pathway-Receptor methodology
  • An awareness of appropriate remedial strategies and options including process-based methods
  • Negotiations with local authorities and agencies
  • Supervision of remedial works
  • Validation work and associated reporting
  • Able to check others work

Required Competencies

  • Good communication skills, including meeting with clients
  • Self-motivated and able to manage own workload within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Ability to supervise and manage workload of junior staff
  • Present a professional image to all clients and employees
  • Smart appearance
  • Willing to assist colleagues

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