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Geotechnical Engineer - Offshore Wind

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Jun 3, 2023

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Why Arup?

As an acknowledged leader in geotechnics, Arup is often asked to push the essential skill and science of designing and building structures in the ground. Wherever difficult ground conditions, sensitive environments or ambitious projects present geotechnical challenges, we provide robust and advanced solutions.

Our geotechnical expertise underpins Arup's work on projects from building design to infrastructure for water, energy, mining rail, highways and aviation. To the full range of geotechnical needs, we bring interconnected ground engineering skills, which are complemented by our expertise in hydrogeology, seismic design, geology and risk management, plus many other specialised services.

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The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our established and growing Offshore Wind design team in our Bristol office. You will work with colleagues spread across a range of disciplines including structural engineering, nautical engineering, and maritime engineering to deliver a wide range of services.

You will ensure your team delivers geotechnical designs for the offshore wind sector to a high standard of quality and client satisfaction, using existing or setting up processes for efficient design including automation. You will also take part in mentoring and managing our junior members of the team.

This position offers scope for personal development, and we encourage self-directed thinking, focusing on developing existing skills and experience, and the sharing of these experiences with other team members.

Experience in and enthusiasm for digital technologies applicable to geotechnical engineering is desirable, for example GIS, programming (especially in python) and data (management, processing, and visualisation). Strong analytical skills and be able and prepared to present your work in reports or in client facing meetings in a clear and concise manner.

Is this role right for you?
  • Previous exposure to planning, managing, supervising, and interpreting ground investigations and laboratory test results.
  • Working knowledge of industry standard numerical modelling software such as LS-DYNA or PLAXIS to model soil-structure interaction problems including cyclic loading effects.
  • Knowledge of advanced constitutive soil models is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of designing a range of foundation types for offshore wind turbines using the latest industry standards and guidance (e.g., the PISA project).
  • A post-graduate qualification (MSc or PhD) relevant to geotechnical related subject, e.g., Soil Mechanics.
  • Chartered or close to chartership with a recognised industry body.

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Email at Remus Tudorache at to schedule an introductory call.

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm's financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you'll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.

Our Application Process

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