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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Jun 28, 2023

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

Location: Wimbledon (hybrid and Flexible working)

Permanent Position

The role:

As the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will be directly working on offshore wind projects and provide geotechnical input in the design and consultancy work Team. You will also have the opportunity for personal development in a range of fields

The key requirements:
  • Geotechnical design/survey/installation works for projects involving foundations and subsea structures
  • Team leader/PM on monopile design for OWT foundations, working together and jointly with the structural and geotechnical teams.

Your Role and Responsibilities:
  • Experience with geotechnical/geophysical data and geotechnical interpretative reports (GIR). Experience managing geological/geotechnical ground models is an advantage
  • Leading the work packages of geotechnical engineering on offshore wind project portfolio - from feasibility through to detailed design with diverse tasks such as geo survey specification, geotechnical interpretation and assistance in certification
  • Providing technical input on project deliverables related to geotechnical subject for OWF
  • Assisting/leading working groups for developing new geotechnical engineering delivery digital tools
  • Developing new technique / technology in geotechnical engineering related subjects.
  • Offshore foundation design experience (monopile, Jacket, GBS) and load iteration analysis
  • Support on issues related with cable burial and OWF construction
  • Knowledge on construction and installation methods of OWT/platform
  • Good understanding of advanced laboratory tests specification (e.g. Cyclic TX/Cyclic DSS, ring shear, resonant column tests)
  • Occasional work as offshore vessel representative as required (less than 4 months per year)
  • Support in proposals to secure additional geotechnical works

Your Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Good working knowledge of applicable regulations, codes of practice and standards, particularly for OWF and O&G projects
  • Piled foundation design experience is preferable, including familiarity with state-of-the art 3D FE design methods (PISA or equivalent)
  • Advanced level of understanding of geotechnical issues for OWF
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated, team work
  • Attention to details

  • Awareness of applicable developing geotechnical engineering technology and analysis techniques/methodologies
  • Experienced with proposals and CTR preparation
  • Senior or principal experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Structural/Geotechnical/Civil Engineering Degree, preferably with MSc or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Chartered Member of ICE is preferable. Also accepted if currently working towards similar schemes
  • Worked on offshore wind development projects with input for geotechnical engineering in one or more of the foundation types such as Monopile, jacket, Suction base, or GBS

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