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Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Technical Director

Advance TRS
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
£50000 - £60000/annum
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Do you have proven experience of geotechnical design?

Are you looking to develop your career within an exciting engineering and environmental company?

Our client is seeking enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineers with proven commercial experience in geotechnical engineering design for an immediate start to join their teams within their growing Haywards Heath and Portsmouth offices. The successful candidates will provide technical support to civil/structural engineering projects across the our clients' business.

Our client can offer support with progression towards professional qualification, and a growing and vibrant workload and team working environment. They offer agile working with a blend of home working and using their offices for collaboration.

Our clients' workload is primarily focused on coastal and flood risk management projects, in the ground investigation and design stages. Their engineers work within multi-disciplinary project teams helping them to find the most economic and sustainable design solutions. In addition to the flood risk management work, they also provide support to Network Rail and various local authorities in relation to slope stability investigation and design for road and rail infrastructure.

The candidate will report to a Technical Director and the position will suit a Senior Engineer or a Principal Engineer.

The successful candidate will work closely with engineers and other technical staff from across our clients' offices.

The main aspects of the role include:

Delivery of a range of engineering and environmental improvement projects.
Geotechnical modelling.
Geotechnical design.
Ground investigation planning and supervision
Finite element modelling skills would be desirable (but not essential)

Qualifications and experience

A degree (or equivalent) in civil or geotechnical engineering is essential. The right candidate is expected to progress towards, or already hold, membership of the ICE or other appropriate institutions.

Demonstrable experience of geotechnical design and numerical modelling with a variety of design packages is considered essential, in particular PLAXIS 3D/2D, but also experience using WALLAP and GeoStudio or similar retaining wall design and slope stability/seepage software would be of interest.

This position will suit a senior engineer to principal engineer looking to progress their career.

The right candidate will have:

Experience of working in a client-focussed organisation.
Excellent report writing and effective communication skills.
A sound appreciation for engineering principles and good analytical skills for problem solving.
Self-motivation and a high degree of organisation.
Full UK driving licence.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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