Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Company Fusion Ltd
Leamington Spa
31 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Fusion Limited are working with a group of consulting engineers who provide a full range of services through their specialist Chartered & Incorporated Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Geo-environmental Engineers, and Transport Engineers. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their busy office in Leamington Spa.

The Package - What you could earn

  • Basic salary negotiable depending on experience.
  • Standard company benefits, along with Pension and Discretionary bonus scheme

Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The post holder would be responsible for delivering geotechnical and geo-environmental assessments and design, from desk study through to construction.
  • This would include assisting with all elements of geotechnical design/construction issues, providing technical input within that field as part of a multi-disciplinary team, or working separately on particular aspects of geotechnical design/construction, providing advice to the civils team & clients.
  • There would also be the need to assist with bids with technical and other input.
  • A key role would be to identify and develop markets for geo services, both internal and external, using the northern offices as a springboard.
  • Negotiations with local authorities and agencies
  • Supervision of remedial works
  • Validation work and associated reporting

The Person - Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Candidates should ideally have a first degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology, although other disciplines combined with suitable experience may also be acceptable. A Masters in Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Soil Mechanics would be an advantage.
  • You will be or shortly aiming to become a Chartered Engineer with the ICE or a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society
  • Able to prepare Desk Study reports and Mining Risk Assessments.
  • Design and supervision of ground investigations, organising fieldwork, direction of sub-contractors.
  • Familiarity with all ground investigation techniques.
  • Logging of soils/rocks to BS5930 / EC7.
  • Use of geotechnical databases, such as HoleBASE.
  • Use of slope stability applications, such as SLIDE or SLOPE/W.
  • Interpretative reporting, including bearing capacity, settlement, pavement design, and foundations.
  • Experience of working with other disciplines (civil, structural, environmental).
  • Appreciation of financials aspects of projects, ability to prepare fee proposals, and able to support others in fee bids.
  • In addition the following would be highly desirable:
    • Design of piles, soil nails, ground anchors, retaining walls, slope stabilisation, dewatering, reinforced soil, surcharge schemes, etc.
    • An awareness of appropriate remedial strategies and options including process-based methods.
    • Familiar with Phase 1 and 2 assessments.
    • Understanding of the Source-Pathway-Receptor methodology.
    • Familiarity with analytical software such as EA R&D 20, RBCA, CLEA to derive site specific thresholds and clean-up criteria.

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