Lead Geotechnical Engineer - Offshore Wind

London, England
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Worley is recruiting a Lead Geotechnical Engineer to join their Offshore Wind team on a permanent basis. This role can be based from home, within close proximity to one of our energy hubs in London, The Hague, Copenhagen or Madrid to attend project meetings.

About Worley Offshore Wind:

Worley has made a firm commitment to support the energy transition, and central to this is delivering on renewable energy generation. In order to facilitate this business level initiative, we're rapidly expanding our capabilities within the offshore wind sector and establishing an offshore wind Centre of Excellence. The newly formed offshore wind engineering team (part of the CoE) will bring experience and track record into our already highly skilled workforce and help deliver excellent value to our existing network of offshore wind developers, clients, partners and projects.

Worley's broader ambitions in the offshore renewable space extend from early-stage concept and feasibility through to delivering full EPC and EPCI packages.

Role Context:

This is an exciting role that will require the technical leadership of geotechnical engineering for offshore wind development. You should have a good command of fast-evolving geotechnical issues around OWF as well as have the capacity to deliver projects with the Worley team. You will be encouraged to think differently to deliver projects using innovative business models and utilising existing, and developing new, digital solutions and design automation.

As Principal Engineer, you will be directly involved in leading ongoing projects, contributing to bids and developing broader technical solutions for the business. As team Lead, you'll take on more responsibilities around growing the Geotech offshore wind team and help setting the strategic direction for the Geotech group. You will also work with our wider offshore wind and in-house Advisory teams to provide a range of services and expertise to clients.

Qualifications - Internal

You'll be:

• Leading our geotechnical team on offshore wind project portfolio - from feasibility through to detailed design with diverse tasks such as geo survey specification, geotechnical interpretation and assistance in certification in one or more of the foundation types such as Monopile, jacket, Suction base, or GBS

• Providing technical assurance on project deliverables related to geotechnical subject for OWF

• Managing engineering delivery teams based in multiple countries/regions and ensuring that all design work under his control is performed, reviewed, checked and approved in accordance with the engineering procedures or when specified to a Project Quality Plan.

• Managing clients to advocate for Worley team if required

• Assisting/leading working groups for developing new geotechnical engineering delivery digital tools

• Publicizing and promoting technical excellence in geotechnical engineering to the outside world

• Developing new technique / technology in geotechnical engineering related subjects.

You'll have:

• A degree and chartered status in civil/geotechnical engineering (or equivalent)

• Worked at the cutting edge of offshore wind design with a strong demonstrable track record in offshore wind geotechnical engineering

• Have expertise in one or more of the following areas

1) Geophysical including survey specification, sea mobility analysis, scour study, GIS modelling, geohazard analysis

2) Geotechnical planning including survey specification, geotechnical testing specification, 3D Ground modelling,

3) Geotechnical special studies such as monopile design using PISA method, suction caisson design, FE based pile analysis

4) Geotechnical / structural design and analysis for OWF such as drivability study, hammer specification, pile driving test, fatigue study, design for driven pile/mudmat, /gravity-based foundation design/jack up spudcan/anchor,

• Deep knowledge of existing digital platforms for geotechnical design (GRLWEAP, Opile, Abaqus, ANSYS, Plaxis 2D-3D, Lpile etc…)

• The ability to communicate effectively with team members and clients in the form of design sketch, calculation, verbal and written reports

• A "Can Do" attitude with high tolerance for uncertainties

• Soft attributes such as detail conscience, commercial awareness and strong work ethic.

• 10+ years of relevant experience


This role is an important role for the Worley team of offshore wind engineers. Your expertise on offshore wind geotechnical engineering will be highly regarded, utilised and enhanced in existing and future fixed foundation projects within the Worley community. We'll work together on our collective journey to deliver a truly unique and disruptive service offering to the industry. You will have the opportunity to grow your career within the Worley family of 50,000 engineers and the wider offshore wind industry.