Geotechnical Engineer

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May 16, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job overview

To provide professional technical support to the surveying teams and guidance to our Clients in regards to the proposed design with particular focus to the substructure.

Overview of responsibilities

  • Duties of the post include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertake assessments of Structural designs for a wide range of building types, in particular foundation design. This will include reviews from philosophy to detailed drawings and calculations.

  • Review drawings, calculations and other related technical information to mitigate risk related to the foundation design.

  • Liaison with clients, consultants and other external and internal stakeholders on technical matters - must ensure that standards are being maintained and procedures adhered to.

  • Provide technical advice on claims as well as undertaking site inspections and assessments when necessary on more complex claims to assess causes and identify remedial works.

  • Provide advice to the Marketing and Underwriting Departments on technical areas so that team members are fully informed when dealing with potential clients.

  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.

Experience / Skills

  • Qualified Engineer (CEng. MIStructE, or similar) and minimum degree (BEng/BSc/Meng) in Geotechnical / Civil / Structural or related discipline.

  • The individual will be a civil, geotechnical or structural engineer with essential foundation design experience in the following areas: pile design, raft foundation design, ground improvement techniques.

  • Post qualification experience is essential.

  • In depth technical knowledge of Structural Engineering principles applicable to Building Regulations, Eurocode, British Standards and other relevant construction standards.

  • Have technical expertise in geotechnical engineering with a demonstrable understanding of the underlying principles.

  • Basic understanding of general insurance principals and terminology desirable.

  • Ability to undertake site inspections to assess compliance with the approved design, Technical Manual, Codes of Practice.

  • Commercial awareness and ability to work as part of a team as well as individually.

  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload within agreed parameters.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

  • Demonstrable ability to use own initiative.

  • Ability to motivate self and influence others. Manage, mentor and develop supporting professional staff.

  • Have the ability to learn and expand his/her knowledge.

  • Excellent communication skills and flexibility in personal approach.

  • Good report-writing skills.

  • Full driving license and access to a car for business use is essential

Why work for us?

We provide 10 or 12 year structural warranties also known as latent defects insurance supported by a risk management site inspection regime throughout the build process. Working alongside developers, builders etc. to get things right on-site, first time - is what makes us tick, but it takes dedicated staff from a range of disciplines to enable us to do this. With our head office on the Wirral and hub offices based across the UK, we have opportunities across the UK which are office or home based.

The Benefits of Working for MD Insurance Services

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We currently have a lot of live vacancies at MD Insurance Services and, although from the outside looking in we might look like just another insurance company, we want to show you why MD Insurance Services is such a great place to work! As well as being able to offer you a rewarding career, we also provide a range of market leading employee benefits that extend to outside your working life!

We have an impressive Benefits Package.

All roles come with an impressive range of company benefits available following successful probationary sign off:

• Income Protection and Legal & General Employee assistance programme

• BUPA Healthcare (includes fitness, health and well-being

related savings)

• Death in service (3 x annual salary)

• Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Cover

MD GROUP is committed to Equality and Diversity and treat all job applicants fairly.