Senior Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer

Millbank Holdings
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Millbank are looking to speak to you now, if you have experience in working as a Geotechnical Engineer now. We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer based in our clients Birmingham office to help support their rapidly expanding workload and impressive portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects both in the UK and internationally.

We need to increase the client's team to meet the growing demands from their clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water) and the energy sector, which includes carbon capture & storage, renewable energy (wind, current and hydropower), low carbon engineering and nuclear power.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role in the ground engineering input to some of their most challenging projects.

Our client is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 20,000 employees worldwide. They offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. As one of the UK's leading geotechnical consultancies our client offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 280 UK based geotechnical professionals, the geotechnical reputation of this client is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of their people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering.


We are looking for someone with a proven technical and project management track record. The role will include the mentoring of junior engineering geologists and therefore good communication skills are essential.

The candidate will have a degree in civil engineering or geology with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject and have a minimum of 2 years' experience post chartered status, as either a geologist or civil engineer.

Candidates should have the right flare and ability that will help develop and expand the infrastructure geotechnics capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding, flexible and outward looking team that can tackle work across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Candidates should have:

Extensive experience in one or more of the following sectors: highways, rail or water geotechnics.
A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
Chartered status.
Proven experience of acting in a senior role in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
Project management - experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management.
Proven geotechnical design experience.
Application of CDM Regulations in a design and ground investigation environment.
Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead design teams.
Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients.
Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs.
Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
A valid UK driving licence.Flexible Working

They support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default they offer flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Their IT systems support homeworking, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; this role will work for you