Geotechnical Engineer

James Stokes
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
£25000 - £35000/annum
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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

Employee TBC

Role Title Geotechnical Engineer

Responsible to Associate Director

Responsible for NA

Location Birmingham


To provide geotechnical data assessment for foundation, earthworks and pavement design

This role will have an element of remote working and will involve travelling to sites within the UK. A full driving licence will be necessary.

Key Responsibilities

• Preparation of preliminary risk assessment reports.

• Participate in ground investigation procurement, supervision and management.

• Undertaking ground investigation including trial pitting, soil and water sampling, gas monitoring and logging of soils and rock cores to relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.

• Preparation of laboratory testing schedules.

• Liaising with internal and external clients, contractors and other interested stakeholders

• Provide geotechnical data assessment for foundation, earthworks and pavement design, for developments ranging in size from small residential to large commercial schemes.

• Participate in more specialised geotechnical projects including, but not limited to retaining wall design, slope stability analysis and mineral stability assessment and remediation.

This list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the role requires undertaking tasks as may be reasonably expected within the scope of the position.


Knowledge and Experience


Understanding of UK geology and geotechnical engineering / soil mechanics principles

Display interest or experience of ground investigation and laboratory testing techniques, including logging of soil and rock core samples to relevant British Standards and Eurocodes

Geotechnical design of foundations and earthworks, and the preparation of geotechnical reports


Interest/experience of slope stability assessment and remediation techniques, including the use of applicable modelling software

Interest/experience of mineral stability and subsidence investigations Broad understanding of related disciplines including contaminated land, hydrogeology and flood risk

A graduate member of a relevant professional body with the intention of working towards chartered status



Excellent oral and written communication skills



Bachelor or Master's degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or a related discipline

Role Geotechnical Engineer

Location Birmingham

Duration Permanent

Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £25,000 to £35,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Car Fully expensed company car for business and private use

Extras Fully expensed travel, accommodation and subsistence

Benefits 30 days holiday including bank holidays; extra holiday entitlement for long service: continuous training and development; discretionary bonus scheme; death in service scheme; financial wellbeing scheme; family friendly and health and wellbeing policies; work life balance company culture; mental health first aiders and many more

About us

DTS Raeburn is an established provider of geotechnical and environmental services across the UK. Having been assessing ground conditions since the 1950s, we currently provide services to a wide range of residential, retail and commercial property developers, civil and structural engineers and Local Authorities, who rely on our expertise in geotechnical engineering, ground contamination appraisal, soil and groundwater remediation services, environmental auditing and other related disciplines.

If you feel like joining an innovative, fast paced and dedicated team who are making a difference, send us your up-to-date CV, we would love to hear from you.

We are committed to equal opportunities for all staff. Applications are encouraged regardless of age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships

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