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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

A F Howland Associates Ltd
Norwich, East Anglia
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Senior Geotechnical Engineer

About theCompany

AF Howland Associates Limited(AFHA) is a well-established geotechnical andgeo-environmental consultancy with two cost centres based in the South East of England. Our head office is located in Norwich, Norfolk and we have a subsidiary office in Long Mefford,Suffolk.

From thesewe operate nationally on infrastructure, utilities frameworks, and small to large developments on both greenfield and brownfield projects throughout the UK. We specialise in providing the necessary data to allow the design and construction of engineering projects from the initial ground investigation through to reviewing the ground parameters for the scheme in hand. This may include the installation of highquality geotechnical and environmental instrumentation for monitoring civil engineering andinfrastructure works, to include ground gas and water quality assessments.

We have a particular expertise in the trenchless construction and for assessing the consequential soil;structure interaction and for gaining regulatory authority approval for such works.

Wehave developed our own industry approved software(GEODASY) forgeotechnical data processing and its assessmentto simplify, and improve the production of report ready exploratory hole records sheets and other data charts.

AFHA joined the Celnor Group in December 2023 and benefits from the support of the Group andthe interaction with other organisations underthe Groupumbrella.

About theGroup

Celnor is a group of complementary businesses offering a broad range of inspection, testing, certification and compliance (TICC) services to commercial clients across the UK. Ourmember companies provide the data, consulting and the insight our customers needto managesustainable development and compliance withenvironmental and occupationalregulations.


We seek a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team based in Norwich, Norfolk at a senior level to assist with the technical development and expansion of our geotechnical projects.

The role will be diverse, and theresponsibilitiesassociated with thisposition include:

Tendering, contract and project management

Liaison with clients and regulators

Field work, data analysis alongwith interpretative reportwriting

Management of junior employees including during fieldwork and mentoring report writing

Technicaldevelopmentand expansion of current and newbusiness.

You should be familiar with UK site investigation techniques and practise and be able to understand soils and rock to BS 5930+A2 and be familiar with the requirements of Eurocode 7 as a basis for the preparation of geotechnical reports and ideally some experience of designs, including slope stability, excavations, retaining walls and foundations. A particular experience or interest in trenchless construction systems would be an advantage and their relationship to certification in accordance with CD 622 and Network Rail procedures for under road (URX) and undertrack crossings (UTX).

A competitive remuneration package is available, the details of which will be negotiable and subject to experience.


Relevant qualification/experience inGeoscience, Engineering orGeo Environmental/Geotechnical relateddiscipline.

Substantial experience workingat a Senior level within aGeotechnical/Environmental capacity

Full UK Drivinglicence

IT literacy(MSpackages)

Fluency in spoken and writtenEnglish

Right to work inUK

A valid CSCS card(preferable butnotessential)

If you seek more than the normal career pathexpectations,this provides arareopportunityto joina young and growing team and to enjoy a high degree ofself-controlover your ownprofessional development.The Company willexpect therefore a high level of personalresponsibilityandthe success ofthe appointment willbe measured onresults.

What we can offer

In return AFHA provides a competitive remunerationpackage which will be discussed in detailat interview stage and will be dependent uponskills and experience. We offer full training where required and provide continuous personaland professional development opportunities.

The package also includes life assurance scheme, 28 days annual leave, contributory pension(the company will match employee contributionsup to 5% of grosssalary).

A mobile phone and Company vehicle is provided where necessary forfield-work/travel.

AFHA has a friendly culture and encourages allstaff to engage in the well being of the "hive".All colleagues are invited to our social events where we can informally chat and enjoy fun activities such as 10 pin bowling,etc.

AFHA is an equal opportunities employer. No applicant will be treated less favorably on the grounds of sex, marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion orage.


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