Geotechnical Engineer

4 days left

Construct People
Reading, South East
Apr 26, 2022
May 30, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Geotechnical Engineer

Reading, United Kingdom

My client is looking to appoint a Geotechnical Engineer to join their busy multidisciplinary Geotechnical and Geo-environmental team in Reading. They can offer the flexibility of a balance between home and office working which will help maintain a good work-life blend and effective team working.

Our portfolio of clients and work is expanding as the demand for our expertise continues to grow and we are a leading development and infrastructure consultancy that provides trusted advice to create value from land and buildings owned or operated by our clients. Together, we create better places for the communities in which we work.

Joining an established team of Engineers, you will be involved in a wide range of principally Geotechnical and some Geo-environmental projects including highway/ infrastructure projects and land development sites as part of planning, site acquisition, and construction. A key element of the role will also be actively involved in our land development-related work throughout the UK including technical analysis and reporting.

You will be responsible for liaising with in-house and external clients, provide geotechnical data assessment, analysis, geotechnical design, risk assessment modelling, and reporting on a wide variety of projects. You will participate in phase 1 desk studies, statement of intent and preliminary sources study reports. You will also participate in phase 2 ground investigation procurement, supervision, management, and reporting, preparing geotechnical interpretative reports and geotechnical design reports. You will provide supervision and monitoring, of geotechnical works for land development and geohazard projects.

This is a key role within our team and there will be ample scope to grow and develop your personal profile and learn new skills along the way to further your career.

About You
  • You will hold a Bachelor or Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, or a related subject and be a chartered member of a relevant institution such as the ICE, or close to becoming chartered.
  • You will have a proven track record in ground investigation, engineering, and geotechnical design including the ability to manage projects from inception to completion. You will be experienced in team and line management having the ability to support and manage project team members. You will also have the necessary skills and experience to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders where you will be working closely with clients, and other professional staff across multi-disciplinary business groups.
  • Strong understanding of UK geology and geotechnical/soil mechanics principles
  • Practical experience of site investigation and laboratory testing techniques
  • Good understanding or experience of geotechnical design of foundations, slopes, and earthworks
  • Experienced in site investigation techniques and soil and rock logging and use of associated software and analysis tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of hydrogeology and a basic understanding of contaminated land investigation and risk assessment will be a distinct advantage