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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Manchester, North West
Closing date
Feb 26, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer you will:
  • Be working on buildings, highways, rail, power, water and utilities projects
  • Be responsible for the geotechnical design elements of these projects and ensure the delivery to client requirements
  • Comply with quality governance standards
  • Work to meet programmes and budget.
  • Control project resources including monitoring against budget
  • Prepare and oversee workstreams and programmes to deliver to deadlines
  • Develop and grow client relationships as well as win work with internal and external clients
  • Contribute to bid submissions
  • Provide geotechnical input and support the development of the teams geotechnical engineering capability
  • Guide, mentor and develop early career professionals.

A bit about the team
Due to an increase in Mott MacDonalds workload, we are recruiting for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Infrastructure team in the North West delivering highways, infrastructure and building projects for a diverse range of clients. The role will be primarily office-based; however, flexibility is required to work away from home in other offices, attend site visits, client meetings, and for site-supervision as may be required by our projects.

Our staff are contributing to schemes that make a real difference to people's lives and we are looking for a talented engineer who can help us provide greater benefits to society.

We are ideally looking for the role to be based out of one of our Northern offices (Altrincham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle).

Candidate Specification

Required for the position of Senior Geotechnical Engineer;
  • Experience in designing and delivering various geotechnical projects covering buildings, highway and infrastructure
  • 2D/3D Modelling experience using various relevant geotechnical software packages such as Plaxis, SlopeW, Wallap etc.
  • Worked with multi-disciplinary design teams and have proactively collaborated with members of staff and clients of all levels.
  • Degree qualified in civil or geotechnical engineering (or equivalent)
  • Chartered (or working towards) with a relevant professional institution such as the ICE or similar
  • Experience of geology, site surveys, geophysics and investigative techniques for characterisation of site / ground conditions
  • Production of drawings & technical specifications for construction
  • Commercial and financial awareness.

Preferred, but not required;
  • Ideally you have experience developing and mentoring staff or managing a team
  • Have supported the preparation of fee proposals and bid submissions.
  • The ability to obtain SC security clearance (this can be progressed post-appointment)

If you meet 80% or more of what were looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didnt know we need.

Job Profile
About the business unit
The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working because life isnt 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
Were a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each persons differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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