Geotechnical Engineer

North West England / Greater Manchester
£32,000 + Healtcare, Pension, Childcare vouchers plus additional benefits
10 Jun 2014
08 Jul 2014
Job Type

With a heritage of over 150 years our client is one of the worlds longest established engineering consultancies that have created landmark designs across the globe.

As a multi-national advisory and design consultancy with a global workforce our client creates award winning solutions for the transport, utilities, property and environmental sectors whilst currently building skills and capabilities in two emerging sectors; energy and resources.

Their Geotechnical team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Their client portfolio includes the Highways Agency, Transport for London, Local Authorities, the Environment Agency, Canal & Rivers Trust, Water Companies, Network Rail and selected Civil Engineering Contractors for whom they undertake the planning, design and supervision of geotechnical engineering solutions including, managed motorways, harbours, ports, water treatment plants, reservoirs, rail electrification, station upgrades and structures across a wide range of geological conditions. 


Due to an increase in workload our client has an opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer with 5/6 years experience, with a good level of practical geotechnical work and design experience to join their design team in Warrington working on a wide portfolio of schemes throughout the UK.

Minimum Academic Qualifications: 

MEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical engineering bias. 

Relevant research/ dissertation topic on geotechnical engineering or soil mechanics 

MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics 

Chartered Engineer or progressing towards becoming a Chartered Engineer in relevant field 

Essential Experience: 

Excellent numerical skills using hand calculations and industry software 

Excellent report writing skills and ability to check reports to a high standard 

Considerable experience within the civil engineering industry 

Strong level of experience and skills in both technical and commercial areas 

Be willing to assist and participate in developing self and other team members to their full potential 

Outgoing and confident with excellent communication, motivation and report writing skills 

Team player and self-starter 

Problem solver i.e. “Can –do” attitude 

Flexible to travel in UK and working away from base office 

Driving license 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Principal Engineer / Team Leader, you will be accountable for carrying out of geotechnical design calculations for structures on a wide range of civil engineering projects. Additionally the work will involve the writing of desk study reports, reviewing, interpreting and presenting geotechnical data, site supervision, and the writing and preparation of interpretative reports. You will be required and competent at being able to provide technical assistance to the junior and senior members of staff, to deliver Geotechnical workload, both locally and externally. 

You will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations, promoting and marketing all facets of our clients services during interfaces with their clients and other sectors and disciplines, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and to build networks within the industry. 

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: 

Developing skills and knowledge base in both technically and managerially. 

Preparation of documentation relating to projects 

Preparing geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice 

Participating in the resolution of technical issues 

Gaining experience and proficiency in company systems and procedures 

Becoming familiar with, and compliant with, relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team 

Building relationships with internal and external Clients on projects 

Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager the company

Write and review high quality technical reports 

Key competencies / Values: 

Client focus – differentiating through tailored skills and depth of client understanding 

Excellence – striving for excellence, recognising that excellence is defined by our clients 

Trust – building and retaining relationships of trust with our clients, colleagues and business partners 

Teamwork – working together as a team for the Group, not just the individual 

Responsibility – taking responsibility for our performance and our safety 

People - we create the environment for people to realise their potential

Remuneration & Benefits: 

You will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with: 

Stakeholder Pension matched to 6%

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Life Assurance

Income Protection 

Annual Leave

Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid

Tax Free Season Ticket Loan

Cycle to Work Scheme

Best rate Gym Membership (Some UK Office Locations)

Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Childcare Vouchers

Birthday Vouchers

Tax Free Share Purchase Scheme

Long Term Service Awards