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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Carrington West
£32000 - £47000/annum
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Our client is looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their team in Kent. The successful candidate will have a strong record in the successful delivery of geotechnical engineering design to support the planning sector and preferably have a good commercial background. Projects are UK based and range from single residential dwellings to major residential, industrial and infrastructure environmental impact assessments.
The technical bar for somebody working as a Senior Consultant is that they must have developed a well-rounded foresight for reasonably complex issues to be overcome within their sphere of expertise, be confident with and have the capability to manage many situations with minimal intervention by their more senior colleagues.
·A practical and well-rounded foresight for potential issues and effectively managing situations before they arise.
·Technical competency based on high level of skill and understanding usually reflected in Chartership (or identical accreditation) or working towards Chartership status.
·Project Manager capable of overseeing several regular to mid-sized multi-disciplinary projects and two to three strategic projects at any one time with minimal intervention depending on mastery. Can peer review select technical reports.
·Can delegate and co-ordinate high levels of workload. Able to clearly define important verses urgent (less important) tasks.
·Committed to maintaining effective working relationships and workflows amongst the team, suppliers and clients.
·Working as a Relationship Manager with at least several key clients and agents, building a solid technical and commercial reputation.
·Opportunity Manager on proposals with proven track record of awards. Commercially aware and growing as a Relationship Manager with trusted contacts.
The level of mastery and experience for a candidate's role and responsibility described above will be used to determine the consultant grade and level of expectation. It is expected that as a minimum, this would include, but not be limited to:
·Relevant UK experience of geotechnical assessments and design.
·University degree in a relevant geotechnical or engineering based subject, ideally masters in specific field.
·Excellent organisational and numerical skills with experience of managing your own workload.
·Excellent reporting, proposal skills and confidence to liaise directly with clients and regulators.
·Design, preparation and project management of geotechnical investigations including preparation of health and safety plans, supervision during investigations including logging to BS5930 and EC7 and soil sampling. The candidate will need to have familiarity with all ground investigation techniques.
·Use of geotechnical databases, such as HoleBASE and use of slope stability applications, such as SLIDE or SLOPE/W.
·Preparation of factual and interpretative reports, including bearing capacity, settlement, pavement design and foundations. A working knowledge of pile design, soil nails, ground anchors, retaining walls, slope stabilisation, dewatering and reinforced soil would also be desirable.
·A flexible and dynamic approach and for working in a growing team.
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation. Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Carrington West's Highways, Transport & Infrastructure division is the fastest growing in the country, our specialist team has a combined over 100+ years' experience in this market. Please call Eve Armstrong at Carrington West on (phone number removed) for more information. By applying for this position, you are agreeing for Carrington West to hold and process your personal data in accordance with our Data Protection Policy. Your data will be shared with third party clients specifically relevant to any roles you have applied for. If at any stage, you wish to withdraw your consent please contact us

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