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Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer

RGB Network
Manchester, M1
£40000 - £70000/annum
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Are you interested in finding a healthy and flexible work-life balance in a social, supportive work environment? Are you motivated by being exposed to a range of large projects including tunnels, underground structures, bridges, rail and much more with large international companies on high-profile projects? Are you looking to progress within your career through receiving professional training with appropriate funding and mentorship, along with a guaranteed career progression route?

Then look no further as my well-established client is looking out for a skilled Senior / Principal Geotechnical Engineer, with a degree in Civil Engineering and relevant UK experience of minimum 4+ years' within underground structures, groundworks tunnelling, and transportation design.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Job Responsibilities:

Overseeing all aspects of tunnelling and underground structure projects from conception to completion, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation.
Providing technical expertise and guidance to engineering teams, reviewing designs and analyses, and ensuring that projects meet industry standards, codes, and regulations.
Leading the development of innovative and cost-effective designs for tunnels, underground structures, retaining walls, foundations, and associated infrastructure, considering factors such as geotechnical conditions, structural integrity, and construction methods.
Identifying potential risks and challenges associated with tunnelling and underground construction projects, and developing strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.
Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and expectations, and ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget while meeting or exceeding client requirements.
Mentoring and coaching junior engineers, providing guidance on technical matters, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, and promoting professional development within the team.
Overseeing contract negotiations, preparing bid documents, and managing contractor selection processes for tunneling and underground construction projects.
Company details:

This company is a dynamic, rapidly growing and well-established civil and geotechnical multidisciplinary consulting engineering practice who are devoted to delivering creative and specialist solutions to a wide variety of projects across the globe, with a good attitude and to a high standard of quality. This company ensures the well-being of employee's is prioritised with a wide range of competitive, one of a kind benefit packages.

To work for this company is not your typical job - it is to be part of something bigger and to contribute something of value to the world, whilst also being trained up and supported in your own career progression with regular training & encouragement from a friendly team, who prioritise the well-being of their employees through their benefits, listed below.

Salary and benefits:

Hybrid working
Flexible hours
Private healthcare
Sabbatical leave after specific period of service
Excellent Chartership programme and funding
Guaranteed career progression and structure
Open, modern, sociable and friendly office
Remote working after specific period of service
And much more!

Successful candidate specifications:

To be a successful candidate for the position of Principal Civil Engineer specializing in tunnelling and underground structures, you'll typically need a combination of education, experience, technical skills, and personal qualities. Here are the requirements:

A bachelor's degree or masters' degree in Civil Engineering or a related field .
4+ years' experience in groundworks, geotechnical assessments, tunnelling and underground construction and design projects is essential. Successful candidate should have a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from conception to completion, preferably with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.
Proficiency in engineering software commonly used in geotechnical analysis, tunnelling and underground construction, such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, STAAD.Pro, Plaxis, etc.
In-depth knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles, soil mechanics, structural design, and construction methods specific to underground environments is also necessary.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, organize, and execute projects effectively while managing resources, budgets, and schedules.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams, provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, and foster a collaborative and innovative work environment.
A solid understanding of relevant UK laws, regulations, and industry standards governing tunneling and underground construction projects, as well as experience obtaining permits and approvals from regulatory authorities.
Proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients, understand their needs and expectations.
Chartered Engineer status or working towards Chartered Engineer status is preferred.
If you happen to know anyone that might be interested, or if you're currently looking for a role and like the sound of it, please do let me know through sending your updated CV and portfolio of work to this email;

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