Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Birmingham, England
Jun 18, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK with the appointment of a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as TRU and HS2. We are building on our success in the UK & Ireland by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a real depth of Geotechnical Engineering experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional Geotechnical Engineer to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.

Main Duties

  • Lead design production and excellence within the discipline team
  • Provide technical guidance to discipline design teams
  • Lead innovative solutions to design problems
  • Accountable for the design team, recruitment, training and development of staff
  • Accountable for the allocation of work to designers including utilisation
  • Integrate with international technical networks in the delivery of designs.
  • Lead technical delivery of design discipline production to agreed programme, budget and safety and quality specifications
  • Responsible for the delivery of CDM and design compliances


  • Significant experience in Geotechnical Engineering is required, with experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering
  • Detailed experience in earthwork design, ground improvement, foundations, retaining structures and slope stability assessments
  • Leadership and people development skills
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Geotechnical Engineering or related field
  • Chartered Engineer MICE/ Geologist Cgeol/ MIMMM/ MISSMGE
  • Experience in management, procurement, supervision and interpretation of ground investigations
  • Experience of using HoleBASE, Slope/W, Wallap, Plaxis and/or Limit State

SYSTRA is an award winning multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities and specialist expertise in transportation and energy industries. SYSTRA has a global workforce in excess of 8,500. We work in partnership with our clients to develop and deliver high quality, innovative technical solutions for major infrastructure projects in the UK & Ireland and globally

SYSTRA offers our people the opportunity to work on exciting and rewarding projects. We provide long-term career development opportunities and support our staff to enable them to reach their full potential. We offer flexible working and a competitive remuneration package including a bonus scheme. We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company.

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.