Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Evan Craig
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£45000 - £60000/annum & Benefits
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
We are working with a large, Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy who have an urgent requirement for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, in Edinburgh.

This role could be based within either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office with flexible and hybrid working arrangements available (typical minimum 2-3 days working from the office).



In this role, you will be an active member of the Ground Engineering team helping to deliver a diverse portfolio of projects across the UK for a range of market sectors including highways, water, energy, rail and development. The Ground Engineering team provide a wide range of geotechnical design services across all project stages including feasibility studies, ground investigations, geotechnical interpretation, preliminary and detailed design, and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

You will be joining a very experienced and enthusiastic team that has recently supported the British Antarctic Survey's £100M Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme by delivering the detailed geotechnical design for prominent projects.



- Proven track record of working in geotechnical consultancy in the UK.

- Relevant experience, knowledge and skills of geotechnical engineering principals and practice, including experience of planning and supervising ground investigations, undertaking geotechnical reporting, completing geotechnical design analysis and reports, and preparation of contract drawings, specifications and schedules in compliance with UK standards.

- Strong analytical skills and background in earthworks and structures detailed design analysis and specification of engineering solutions.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and manage and mentor junior colleagues.

- Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales and budgets are met.

- Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical engineering solutions.

- Ability to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with colleagues, clients and contractors in a multi-disciplinary project environment, therefore the ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner and produce reports in clear English is essential.

- Be familiar with relevant software packages such as MS Office, AutoCAD and relevant geotechnical data management and analysis software.

­­- A clean driving license and be willing to travel to sites and offices within the UK when required.

- Financial control, project management and contract management skills would be advantageous.



- BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering or BSc/MSc in Engineering Geology or Earth Science.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​- MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable.

- Chartered Engineer (IEng/CEng) or Geologist (CGeol) status is desirable.


On Offer

- Salary £45,000 - £60,000

- Flexworks policy covers flexible and hybrid working.

- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and holiday purchase scheme.

- Pension.

- Life Assurance.

- Discretionary annual bonus.


To apply for the position of Principal Geotechnical Engineer, please submit your current CV.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge every application. Bear in mind that if you are short listed you will be contacted in 7 days.

All Evan Craig vacancies require right to work in the UK

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