Principal Geotechnical Design Engineer

Jarvis King
Perth, Scotland
May 18, 2022
May 20, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Principal Geotechnical Design Engineer

Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth

£45,000 to £60,000 + Excellent Benefits + Extensive CPD

This national Geotechnical business is growing exponentially, and as a result, a number of requirements have arisen for experienced Senior and Principal Geotechnical Design Engineers.

The Business

An opportunity has arisen to join one of the UK's most monumental brands. It is one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for and part of that success is looking after their people, core values that help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Their values include having fun and giving something back.

This is a business where you can showcase your technical competence and passion for problem-solving, without the need for business development as there are dedicated teams for this.

This team specialises in the development of a variety of infrastructure projects, including highways, rail, bridges and wastewater management. They are looking for an individual who has experience in highways, earthworks and drainage on similar projects.

Experience Required:

  • Geotechnical design experience including writing Ground Investigation Reports.
  • Geotechnical Design Reports and Earthworks Specifications (in accordance with DRMB CD622 and EC7).
  • Substantial consultancy experience gained in the UK.
  • A strong ground modeller, with working knowledge of GEO5, VDisp (or similar) and a range of standard geotechnical software.
  • Experienced and capable at scoping and delivering geotechnical ground investigations for a variety of purposes.
  • Experienced in writing Specifications and the design of geotechnical structures (i.e. foundations, ground improvement, slopes, embankments, cuttings, gravity structures, soil nails, rock anchors, imbedded retaining walls etc.).
  • Experience in designing earthworks for large schemes incorporating analysis of ground bearing floor slabs and foundations and writing specifications.
  • Use of Auto CAD and or Civils 3D to produce drawing packages for design and construction.
  • BEng, BSc and preferably an MSc in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering and a Chartered or near Chartered Engineer.

What skills and attributes are we looking for?

For this role, you will need to be at senior or principal grade and able to act as the lead geotechnical design engineer on projects.


An engaging and collaborative culture, the business recognises individual and team achievements by investing in team members, and offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.


  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Extensive product training and professional career development
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available
  • Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and other flexible benefits

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