Geotechnical Engineers / Engineering Geologists - Assistant to Senior Consultant

Penguin Recruitment
Birmingham, England
May 18, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Geotechnical Engineers / Engineering Geologists

- Assistant to Senior Consultant

Our client recognises the need to push boundaries to build innovative sustainable solutions to make real world impact, this role gives you a chance to be a part of this new movement. They have a reputation for providing one of the best working environments within the industry and are renowned for shifting the focus to personal development by giving unique opportunities for employers to excel.

We are seeking Senior Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists to join the fast growing team.

You could have a range of experience, but should have a strong design background that will enable you to work within a team that is spread over several offices and currently engaged in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects in the UK and overseas. You will be involved with geotechnical assessment and designs of the following:
  • Earthworks and remediation
  • Earth retaining structures
  • Slope stability assessment
  • Ground improvement/treatment works
  • Foundations design (shallow and deep foundations)
  • Deep basement
  • Contaminated land assessment an advantage

The office location is flexible across the UK, with locations including Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading and Shrewsbury. Other flexible working options are also available including hybrid (mixed office and remote) working.

Our client is well known for :-
  • Support and guidance through chartership, from leading UK experts
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Generous pension package

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the geotechnical design and assessment elements of existing and future projects
  • Prepare ground investigation scope and specifications for tendering
  • Prepare design calculations, design drawings and other documents in accordance with project quality control procedures and requirements

Skills / Qualifications
  • A degree in civil engineering or engineering geology with MSc in geotechnical engineering as an advantage
  • For Senior Engineer, Chartered Engineer status with a recognised engineering institution
  • Experience post-graduation in geotechnical engineering and geotechnical design to UK and international standards and codes of practices, particularly Eurocodes
  • Use of approved geotechnical software and finite element modelling and interpretation of results
  • Preparation of geotechnical reports including desk studies, geotechnical interpretative reports, preliminary and detailed design reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team environmentAwareness of the importance of completing projects on time and to budget
  • Enthusiastic approach to problem solving through consideration of innovative solutions

For Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist Roles, a degree in civil engineering, engineering or equivalent with around 4 years' experience in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology is expected.

For Assistant Engineer/Engineering Geologist role, a degree in civil engineering, engineering geology or equivalent, with around 2 years' experience in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology is expected.

For a confidential chat to discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact Andy Hopkins - 07927 44 8053 or email