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Principal, or Associate, Geotechnical Engineer

Hydrock, now Stantec
NN6, Spratton, Northamptonshire
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal, or Associate, Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Geo Division team in our Northampton or Birmingham office.

The Team - Our Geo Division

Geo is a core discipline within Hydrock - its where we come from with both our CEO and COO having a Geo background!

Hydrock is a leading consultancy firm specialising in geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, we deliver high-quality solutions to clients across various sectors, including renewables, commercial, industrial, residential, infrastructure and aviation.

The Role:

Reporting to the Midlands Geo Director Paul, you will sit on the senior management team within the region, representing the region and supporting colleagues with multi-disciplinary work winning. Your focus will be to develop and deliver our business plan, lead on everything Geotechnics within the region and identify new opportunities for the midlands and national teams as the opportunity arises.

Other responsibilities include:

* Be the go-to expert within the Midlands for geotechnics knowledge. Keep up to date with industry news, innovation and share new knowledge with the team.

* Drive profitable and sustainable work winning within the team, assist them in maintaining up-to-date forecasting, project planning and financial control.

* Act as a report approver, providing a ‘sense check' to ensure that the tone of report is appropriate, liability is managed and commercial aspects of all recommendations are appropriate.

* Work with your team and the wider organisation to prepare commercially robust and profitable fee proposals with a focus on scope of works and programme.

* Pro-actively develop the Hydrock brand and build relationships (both internally and externally) within the Midlands region through attending conferences, social media and sharing thought pieces.

* Responsible for the focus on quality of technical work within the team and working with others to drive productivity across Geo.

* Be a problem solver, with an ability to work with consultants at all levels to arrive at pragmatic cost-effective geotechnical solutions.

* Work with Practice leads, Director - Geo Midland (Paul) and Divisional Geo Director to develop and implement strategic initiatives in the regional and national Geo team and to drive business, maintain and improve technical standards and governance procedures with an emphasis on reducing commercial and H&S risks.

Core Job Functions:

It is considered that your core job functions will be:

* To provide extensive Geotechnical technical knowledge to the Geo team.

* Author or approve complex technical reports for issue both regionally and nationally.

* Work with your team and nationally where appropriate, to prepare commercially robust and profitable fee proposals with a focus on scope of works and programme. In a nut shell win profitable work with the geotechnical comfort zone of Hydrock.

* To be responsible for and promote best practice within Geo in the region and seek support from Practice Leads as appropriate.

* Identify and manage areas of risk to Hydrock and our clients.

* Identify any areas of financial and technical weakness within Geo, highlight to Director - Geo Midland (Paul) and to help formulate a training and mentoring programme to address this.

* To drive lessons learnt from the wider Geo team within your own team and from within your own team to the wider Geo team.

* To be a self-motivated technical leader.

* To develop strong communication analysis and technical skills within your team and to promote multi-discipline working.

Other responsibilities:

* Develop and support colleagues

* Lead work winning activities and support bids with differentiating technical input.

* Seek opportunities to deliver new offerings and positively differentiate Hydrock from its competitors.

* Training and CPD to ensure own professional requirements are met together with team members

What's great about Hydrock now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good', as it is our aim to improve the quality of people's lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client's needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of.

Named as Building's Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we're known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol's iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we're all about.

What we can offer you:

* Reward for progression and hard work

* An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills

* Competitive starting salary

* Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!

* An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!)

* An opportunity to give back: "Day off for good cause" (on a workday)

* A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us.

Looking for the next steps?

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application's been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock now Stantec.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices.

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