Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Exeter, South West

JP Engineering
28,000 - 35,000 GBP
Apr 28, 2022
May 26, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our clients are a geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy with a reputation for solving difficult technical problems and value engineering construction projects. They work on projects in the UK and Ireland from their network of offices.

They are able to offer opportunities at all levels within an environment that develops our staff and encourages them to progress in their careers.

They are now looking for a Senior Engineer who would be expected to be working to become a chartered professional with a developing technical capability and to be managing commercial projects they are given both technically and contractually, under guidance.

Their duties would include both site and office based work. Senior Engineers may hold technical specialisms and be starting to develop project management capabilities based on their developing technical skills and an awareness of company objectives and approaches.


1. Be seen to be developing technical competence across one or more areas of our clients consultancy; geotechnical, geoenvironmental, engineering geology and waste.

2. Be a competent report writer - with reports identifying key elements including accurate ground models, site constraints, environmental issues, third party issues requiring minimal review and changes.

3. Requirement to consistently provide reports containing ground model/contamination risk assessment/design assumptions that are clearly presented and defensible. Senior Engineers should recognise that factual/interpretative reporting will provide the basis for information decision making and providing recommendations regarding the development of the site. They should be able to provide a reasoned defence of their interpretations/assumptions when questioned by more senior staff.

4. Be able too present routine technical arguments verbally and within a report structure, showing ability to understand project requirements and the ability to communicate scenarios/solutions in technical English.

5. Can demonstrate technical competence and confidence in meetings with clients, regulators, co-consultants and the like.

6. Be working towards and showing progress in their formation as a competent professional at Chartered status by one or more recognised UK professional bodies i.e. CEng, CEnv, CGeol, and CSci.

7. Be learning skills as a project manager in the running of routine investigation projects (typically £20-75k in value) and design projects to required standards meeting technical, financial and programme targets with the supervision from senior staff.


• They will be achieving verifiable progress on the gaining of professional status with a recognised UK body that establishes over a minimum of 5 years post graduate formation the technical and commercial application of their degree knowledge both.• They will understand the importance of cost control and budget management.• They will be experiencing at first hand; site works, decision taking, risk assessment and design and implementation over a significant breadth of our clients consulting skills, and will be able to advise and support more junior staff competently in these tasks.

Our clients offer excellent salary along with notable staff benefits. If this role is right for you, please apply today!

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