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Principal Geotechnical Engineer - Overhead Lines

Murphy Group
Lowton, Greater Manchester
Closing date
May 30, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

Murphy employs around 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy' by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.

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Principal Geotechnical Engineer - Overhead Lines (OHL)

Would you like to join the UK's Best Big Company as awarded by Best Companies? If so, J Murphy and Sons Ltd are currently looking for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer join our award-winning Energy team. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will have to provide a cost conscious and safe engineering service to a variety of projects. The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will also have to manage engineers and assist the Project Manager in current operations.

Following the ‘One Murphy' approach, we're able to deliver all aspects of the projects we work on. J. Murphy & Sons has designed, constructed, and commissioned projects for clients such as National Grid, SSE and Ørsted, on both transmission and distribution networks within the Energy sector.

If you think you fit the bill and want to work as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, get in touch.

What you will be doing

Establish and promote best practice in health, safety, and environmental matters in conjunction with the SHES department.
Effectively scope, plan and manage production of design documentation from tender through to project implementation stage
Provide a technical assessment and review of 3rd Party designs, ensuring compliance with the brief to meet client and Murphy requirements.
Resolution of technical project issues, incidents, defects and failures, incident investigation, examining causes of failure, rectification analysis, review, advice and redesign.
Maintain responsibility for the storage, filing and archiving of documents relevant to design tasks.
Manage the financial and commercial aspects of the project with the support of Engineering Manager, monitoring progress against, and ensuring the project is delivered to programme and budget.
Seek regular formal and informal feedback from clients on design work and that it is collated and saved in accordance with procedure, noting lessons learned and ensuring continuous improvement.
Undertaking Design Risk Assessments and actively contributing to project HARARD/HAZID/HAZON reviews
Coordinating with Design coordination/management functions and interfacing with other design disciplines.
Reviewing client ITTs
Developing civil design and construction strategies including producing scope of works
Identifying key project risks and opportunities developing potential mitigation measures
Engaging consultants and other specialist suppliers through the procurement function

Who are we looking for?

IEng/CEng with ICE, IStructE or IET.
Background of undertaking the geotechnical scoping and design of linear infrastructure projects
Ability to undertake desktop geotechnical reviews at the early route feasibility stage, author Ground Investigation scope documentation and supervise site survey works
Enact the role of the geotechnical engineering lead on OHL transmission projects including the production and checking of Geotechnical Interpretive Reports
Experience in the design and construction of foundations, piling and ground improvement techniques.
Understanding of CDM and ability to undertake design and construction Risk Assessments
Demonstrable experience of supporting the planning and construction of OHL projects including knowledge of installation methodologies and associated temporary works.
Familiarity with proprietary OHL Design Software such as PLS-CADD and Tower.
Background of undertaking the design of linear infrastructure projects 132/275/400kV OHL Transmission projects, tower refurbishment, line upgrading and tower modification projects

About Murphy

Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy's inclusive culture

What you'll get in return

Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
Above market rate contributory pension scheme
Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today

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