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Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist

Pin Point Recruitment
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
£50000 - £60000/annum
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum
The company was founded over a 120 years ago and focus on a variety of civil engineering schemes varying from small infrastructure condition appraisals to major strategic transport projects.
They offer a comprehensive range of civil engineering consultancy services regardless of the scale, nature and complexity of the project.
Some of the current and recent civil engineering projects consist of roads, bridges, sewers, water supply, communications, energy, airports, public transportation, flood defence, canals, dams, ports and harbours, mining and rail.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologists Job Role:
* Assist in managing a growing geotechnical and environmental team comprising of engineering geologists, and geo-environmental and geotechnical engineers.
* Undertake, scope and review Preliminary Risk Assessments and Intrusive Ground investigations including an understanding of currently available ground investigation, sampling and laboratory analysis techniques;
* Interpretative report writing and reviewing including a comprehensive understanding of ground models, geotechnical engineering properties and soil behaviours;
* Prepare, review and/or authorise competent Ground Investigation Reports and Geotechnical Design Reports;
* A thorough assessment and detailed design of:
* Slope stability;
* Foundations (shallow and deep);
* Earthworks Specification
* Reinforced Earthworks
* Retaining Structures;
* Soil & Rock engineering;
* Ground improvement;
* Ground movement and settlement/subsidence;
* Mineral workings and natural cavities;
* Temporary works (e.g. crane bases, working platforms).
* Deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy, with awareness of structural, civil, transport, planning and landscape architecture capabilities in the wider firm;
* Ability to provide technically sound and commercially focussed proposals and reports based on a clear understanding of clients requirements;
Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologists Skills Requred:
* Experience in considering construction techniques and constraints and value engineering appraisals;
* Experience in client facing roles, developing good working relationships with other professionals within wider project teams and an enthusiasm towards business development and marketing.
* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
* A good working knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcGIS, RocScience (Slide, RocFall), Oasys (pDisp, Xdisp), gINT, PLAXIS and Wallap software is expected.
* Strong project management experience, be able to lead technical project teams, have robust technical abilities and a strong sense of customer service.
* Experience in a range of sectors, including infrastructure, industrial, residential, commercial and leisure developments, providing robust, technically sound and cost effective solutions to Clients throughout.
* A basic understanding of contaminated land legislation and the planning regime, with the support of geo-environmental specialist staff;
* A good degree in Earth Sciences, Geology or Civil Engineering is required.
* An MSc in Geotechnics or Engineering Geology or a related subject would be beneficial but is not essential.
* Candidates are expected to be chartered/near chartered.
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