Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist

Allen & York Ltd
Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen
May 22, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist


Are you an experienced Geotechnical Engineer, with experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment, looking for a great new role?

We're looking for practical and dedicated 'all-rounder' to join an already established geotechnical and environmental team and be responsible for the continued development of more junior staff, client base and help to manage geo-environmental workload across the south. If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

Understanding of the role of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering in the design of the built environment with a particular focus on residential, commercial and retail developments and all associated infrastructure.
Understanding of the behaviour of soils and rocks in the UK with a particular emphasis on the engineering behaviour of glacial and fluvioglacial soils.
Understanding of earthworks including experience of the preparation of earthworks specifications, monitoring of earthworks construction, placement and monitoring of structural fill and preparing earthworks validation reports.
Technically experienced in soil structure interaction, geotechnical design and interpretation. This should include; ground model determination and parameter derivation, slope stability assessment, shallow and deep foundation design, ground improvement optioneering and design, retaining wall design, ground movement assessment.
Experience in the overseeing of the construction process including piling works, earthworks and foundations;
Experience in temporary and permanent works design
Experience of managing a team of staff including matching workload to resources
Experience of managing large numbers of projects for multiple Clients with conflicting deadline prioritiesRequirements

Required - BSc in Geology, Engineering Geology or BEng in Civil Engineering
Desirable - MSc in Engineering Geology or Geotechnical Engineering
Required - Minimum 15 years' experience in a civil engineering / geotechnical engineering consultancy of which at least 10 years must be in the UK
Desirable - Chartered Geologist or Chartered Engineer

Why this role?

The client we are working with is committed to offering plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. With a competitive salary, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits, this is a great role to achieve your personal goals and be part of a well-established team of engineering geologists, and geo-environmental and geo-technical engineers.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above, or send an email to Tom at: to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

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