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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Sep 26, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
The Role: Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Wimbledon, UK

Work Model: Hybrid

Contract Type: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

As the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will be directly working offshore wind projects and provide

geotechnical input in the design and consultancy work for my clients team. You will also have the

opportunity for personal development in a range of fields.

You will work with dynamic and vibrant colleagues spread across a range of disciplines including

seismic engineering, structural engineering, nautical engineering, and maritime engineering to deliver

a wide range of services My client is looking to build their offshore capability to support a growing

portfolio of projects related to the energy transition, including wind, CCUS/hydrogen and


Key requirements:

Geotechnical design/survey/installation works for projects involving foundations and subsea


Team leader/PM on monopile design for OWT foundations, working together and jointly with the

structural and geotechnical teams.

Competencies & Soft Skills:

-(Essential) Good working knowledge of applicable regulations, codes of practice and

standards, particularly for OWF and O&G projects

-(Essential) Piled foundation design experience is preferable, including familiarity with

state-of-the art 3D FE design methods (PISA or equivalent)

-(Essential) Advanced level of understanding of geotechnical issues for OWF

-(Essential) Good written and verbal communication skills

-(Essential) Motivated, team work

-(Essential) Attention to details

-(Preferable) Awareness of applicable developing geotechnical engineering technology

and analysis techniques/methodologies

-(Preferable) Experienced with proposals and CTR preparation

-(Preferable) Senior or principal experience in geotechnical engineering


Structural/Geotechnical/Civil Engineering Degree, preferably with MSc or PhD in Geotechnical


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

Scope of 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


-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


-Support in proposals to secure additional geotechnical works

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks:

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

-Ensure their work implements adequate Health, Safety and Environmental work

practices, procedures and methods to meet all statutory requirements and the Company

SHEQ Management System.

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