Principal Geotechnical Engineer

East Grinstead, West Sussex, South East England
£50000 - £65000 per annum + Car allowance, Pension, professional fees
09 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Nigel Hutchings
Job Type


I am seeking a PRINCIPAL GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER to join a large firm of multi disciplinary consulting engineers in their East Grinstead, West Sussex office.

You will lead project design teams and provide guidance as required on a project basis.

You will supervise and oversee the work of design team members including that of the senior engineers, engineers and graduates.

You will take technical ownership of projects including the preparation of geotechnical design solutions for major civil engineering works for highways, rail and other infrastructure schemes at preliminary, tender and detailed design stages.


Our client is a large multi disciplinary firm of consulting engineers.

They have offices across the UK and are working with a good range of clients in the public and private sectors.

They offer excellent ongoing training and CPD and good training towards becoming chartered for those that need it.


You will need to have a Degree in Civil Engineering plus and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or similar. You should also be a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

You will need to have significant postgraduate experience gained with a firm of consultants ideally.

You will need to have experience across a range of geotechnical analytical and design techniques for foundations, deep excavations, retaining structures and slopes, including soil-structure interaction and numerical modelling - both 2D and 3D.

You must be fully conversant with relevant design codes including EC7.

Experience of major design work for infrastructure projects is required and the ideal candidate will have worked on some tunnelling projects.

A full UK driving licence is required.

Salary is highly negotiable plus car allowance, pension and many other benefits.

Please email your c.v. via this website or give me, Nigel Hutchings a call on 020 7613 5555 for a confidential discussion.

Please note that we do not send out your c.v. until after we have spoken to you about your requirements for a new position, your experience and about the client.