Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


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Principal Geotechnical Engineer required from September 2022. Location either Birmingham, Warrington, London or Milton Keynes. Other locations may be available to the right candidate.

Reporting to the Team Leader / Line Manager, you will be accountable for managing components of projects, working in collaboration with other design disciplines and providing technical input to projects. The role will involve building relationships with clients on projects, gaining experience in commercial aspects of projects together with developing your own skills and those of the team, to ensure you all reach full potential.

You will primarily working within the Bridges Team in the G2S hub, though general support to other teams within the geotechnical discipline may be required.

Role accountabilities:

Managing projects or components of projects, taking responsibility for own resource and potentially resource allocation of others, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications.
Carrying out a range of project activities to support the development and implementation of engineering solutions and make technical decisions within scope of the role.
Independently drive routine projects and non-routine tasks without guidance.
Participating in the resolution of technical issues during design meetings.
Collaborating with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design.
Ensuring compliance of deliverables for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies with project requirements.
Preparing job proposals and tenders to support the business.
Preparing and checking technical reports such as Desk Study Reports, GIRs and GDRs.
Assisting with mentoring and technical development of junior staff.
Enhancing team’s reputation by delivering high quality work on time and budget.
Commercial input to projects (contract, invoicing, debt management, client management etc) relating to projects for which responsible.
Liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the Client.
Building and maintaining relationships with clients on projects.
Leading by example to achieve sector goals and championing quality and innovation.
Preparing and checking geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project deliverables as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice.
Complying with relevant H & S regulations and promoting a culture of awareness within the team.

Qualifications & Experience:

BEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical bias
MSc / MEng in Geotechnical Engineering or similar
Chartered Professional (CEng/ CGeol)

Essential Experience & Competencies:

Well-rounded geotechnical design experience including foundations (shallow foundation and piles), retaining walls and slope stability assessments.
Proven experience acting as a senior / principal geotechnical engineer with substantial experience.
Post-graduate experience in most aspects of projects, including planning, supervising and design, together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects.
Earthworks design, specification and implementation.
Experience in ground investigation design and implementation.
Experience in the use of routine geotechnical design programs such as VDISP/PDISP, WALLAP, SLIDE, REPUTE and SlopeW.
Good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues.
Experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management.
Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate deliverables.
Flexible to travel for short assignments.
Ability to work within large multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

This is an inside IR35 role with excellent rates.

For a full job spec please contact Jacqui Lynch at Fielders

Must be eligble to work and live in the UK

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