Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Carrington West
£40 - £50/hour
Jun 08, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
This is an excellent opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to work on HS2. This is a long-term contract opportunity, focused on service diversions in relation to highways interfaces. Geotechnical experience with a highways bias is preferred.

This position falls outside IR35 and can offer flexible/remote working.

The role

Reporting to the Team Leader/Line Manager, you will be accountable for managing components of projects, working in collaboration with other design disciplines and providing technical input to projects (specifically HS2).

Role accountabilities

·Managing projects or components of projects, taking responsibility for own resource and potentially resource allocation of others, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
·Carrying out a range of project activities to support the development and implementation of engineering solutions and make technical decisions within scope of the role
·Independently drive routine projects and non-routine tasks without guidance
·Participating in the resolution of technical issues during design meetings
·Collaborating with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
·Ensuring compliance of deliverables for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies with project requirements
·Preparing job proposals and tenders to support the business
·Preparing and checking technical reports such as Desk Study Reports, GIRs and GDRs
·Assisting with mentoring and technical development of junior staff
·Enhancing team's reputation by delivering high quality work on time and budget
·Commercial input to projects (contract, invoicing, debt management, client management etc) relating to projects for which responsible
·Liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the Client
·Building and maintaining relationships with clients on projects
·Leading by example to achieve sector goals and championing quality and innovation
·Preparing and checking geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project deliverables as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice
·Complying with relevant H & S regulations and promoting a culture of awareness within the team

Qualifications & experience

·BEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical bias
·MSc / MEng in Geotechnical Engineering or similar
·Chartered Professional (CEng/ CGeol)

Essential experience & competencies

·Well-rounded geotechnical design experience including foundations (shallow foundation and piles), retaining walls and slope stability assessments, ideally with a highways bias
·Proven experience acting as a senior/principal geotechnical engineer with substantial experience
·Post-graduate experience in most aspects of projects, including planning, supervising and design, together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects
·Earthworks design, specification and implementation
·Experience in ground investigation design and implementation
·Experience in the use of routine geotechnical design programs such as VDISP/PDISP, WALLAP, SLIDE, REPUTE and SlopeW
·Good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues
·Experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management
·Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate deliverables
·Flexible to travel for short assignments
·Ability to work within large multi-disciplinary engineering teams

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If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 100+ years' experience in this market. Please call Evan Brookes at Carrington West on (phone number removed) for more information.

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