Senior Geotechnical Engineer

South Wales
Excellent salary and benefits package
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. 


MEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical engineering bias.

Relevant research/ dissertation topic on geotechnical engineering or soil mechanics

Or ideally

MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics

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


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

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, 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

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

Write and review high quality technical reports