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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Carrington West
£50000 - £65000/annum
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Are you an experienced Geotechnical Engineer?

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year

The role involves providing technical support to both our office and site-based teams, tackling engineering problems across a wide range of market sectors. You will become an integral part of the company, mixing engineering with project management, mentoring and providing input to the company's strategic development.

The role reports to the Engineering Lead - an Associate Director with overall responsibility for the engineering teams and all technical output of the company.


·Preparing technical reports and reviewing the work of others;
·Lead project meetings and client interactions as the Project Manager;
·Mentoring and supporting the engineering teams;
·Fostering a culture of engineering excellence and adherence to industry and company standards among junior team members;
·Coordinate and support the delivery of reporting and design packages;
·Assist with tender submissions and produce detailed geotechnical proposals.

Ideal Candidate:

·MSc / MEng or above in Geotechnical Engineering or a related subject;
·CGeol or CEng status;

Technical experience to include:

·Planning, execution and supervision of site investigation works.
·Managing geotechnical projects of various sizes across multi-sectors
·Geotechnical design of various foundation types of various structures
·Proficient user of relevant geotechnical design software - Geostru, Plaxis, Flac, PDisp, Wallap, etc.
·Site engineering and practical support to construction works.
·Awareness and experience of managing commercial risk on projects;
·Eager and able to manage their workload and balance and prioritise a range of tasks and priorities;

Extensive experience in the area of geotechnical engineering:
·Geotechnical design report
·Earthworks specifications and design
·Slope stability assessment and reporting.
·Checking and validating design reports
·EC7 design and validation
·Basement Impact Assessments
·Ground Movement Assessments
·Working platform design.
·Ability to communicate technical ideas and solutions to a range of expertise and backgrounds;
·Strong client-facing communication skills;
·Experience and understanding of the importance of mentoring and training junior staff.

What you will get in return:

·24 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays;
·Opportunity for training and role development;
·Professional registration fees paid;
·Casual but professional dress code;
·Company Pension Scheme;
·Office-based or Hybrid Working.

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 Adam Butler 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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