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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

RPS Group
Bristol, South West
Closing date
Apr 2, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Our Environmental Compliance and Ground Engineering team is growing, and we need a recently promoted Senior Geotechnical Engineer or a Geotechnical Engineer ready to take the next step who is ambitious to develop their career further. You will work on some exciting new projects across the UK, with colleagues from a range of backgrounds and experience providing support and guidance to help you achieve your maximum potential.

We're RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. And where you'll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

What you'll be doing

Our ECGE team specialises in providing a wide range of clients with ground engineering consultancy support throughout the development lifecycle. There is a chance to grow and expand your career with a variety of work, from Phase 1 desk studies, Phase 2 ground investigations, interpretative reporting and geotechnical design. No projects are the same, and vary in size and complexity, making this a great opportunity to gain valuable experience as you progress through your career.

Geotechnical data assessment, analysis, geotechnical design, risk assessment modelling and reporting

Phase 1 geotechnical and geo-environmental desk studies

Phase 2 Ground investigation procurement, supervision, field logging and sampling, monitoring and reporting

Undertaking geotechnical design calculations in relations to the preliminary design of foundations slopes and earthworks.

Supervising and monitoring of geotechnical related projects for infrastructure and land development projects

Who we're looking for

You will have recognisable experience in undertaking surveys and reporting. You'll also be comfortable working alone and as part of a team with the following experience:

Strong understanding of UK geology and geotechnical/soil mechanics principles

Practical experience of site investigation and laboratory techniques

An understanding or experience of geotechnical design

Experience of site investigation techniques and soil and rock logging and use of associated software and analysis tools

Computer literacy in MS Office suite and ideally geotechnical reporting, design software and 3D modelling

Enthusiastic team player willing to undertake site as well as office-based work

Keen to learn and expand their experience with a positive approach to their own professional development

Good communication (written and verbal) skills

What's in it for you?

Here you'll find true support and encouragement. We're an accredited training provider - from entry level to master's degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you'll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You'll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we're happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

What happens next?

The Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application. If your application is progressed, you'll have a conversation with one of our recruiters and then there'll be a two-stage interview process with the Team.

All applications will be considered, and we will try our best to respond to you within seven working days. #LI-RA1

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