Principal Geotechnical Engineer - Birmingham, UK

Recruiter
CH2M
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Neg
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a talented and experienced Associate Director/Principal Geotechnical Engineer looking to lead a team that is responsible for the delivery of a range of challenging and ultimately rewarding projects.

CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas & visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them. Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us & greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete & thrive.

We need a Birmingham based Associate Director/Principal geotechnical engineer to provide technical management and support to numerous clients, technical staff and projects in both the Birmingham office and more widely within the Europe market. Clients currently include HS2 (Phase 1 EDP JV), A-one+, Highways England, Thames Water, Environment Agency, and local authorities. Technical support to internal clients will also be required, i.e. the geomorphology, highways and bridges teams across the UK. There may also be opportunities to provide technical support to the HS2 on long term assignments.

A large proportion of our work is undertaken within national frameworks and for contractors and involves design of earthworks, foundations and retaining structures. Many of our schemes are multi- disciplinary and will require liaison with project teams of varying complexity and size.

The Birmingham geotechnical team is part of our 150 strong earth engineering group in the UK, which in turn forms part of a global technical network of around 500 tunnel and earth engineering colleagues.

You will be passionate about ground engineering, have a desire to succeed and to be part of a winning team. You will work with our team of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and geo-environmental specialists to ensure geotechnical designs are appropriate, meet standards of quality and are delivered to programme. You will also be joining an organisation that is committed to your professional development.

The priorities of your role will include:
- Responsibility for project delivery and undertaking the role of geotechnical lead on a range of infrastructure projects
- Leading and mentoring geotechnical design staff on the planning, investigation, design, construction and post construction monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects
- Using your knowledge and skills in working together with the team and other disciplines in providing an integrated service to clients
- Seeking innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services
- Delivering feasibility studies, tenders designs, detailed designs and the production of contract documents and technical reports
- Managing your own geotechnical projects and liaising with project managers
- Tracking of project programmes and delivery dates
- Undertaking technical reviews and checking
- Liaising with contractors and clients, both external and internal
- Providing technical input to bids

Minimum Qualifications:
- Degree in civil engineering or engineering geology
- MSc in soil mechanics / geotechnical engineering (or closely related subject)
- Chartered Engineer (ICE or equivalent) with extensive post-graduate geotechnical experience (as required for RoGEP Geotechnical Specialist)

The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
- A sound academic knowledge of civil and geotechnical engineering
- Competent in geotechnical design of foundations, slopes, earthworks, retaining structures, particularly for highways and maritime structures
- Excellent numerical and analytical skills, with working knowledge of geotechnical software
- A sound knowledge of design codes and standards, including EC7
- A thorough knowledge of HD22/08 - Managing Geotechnical Risk
- Ability to work within commonly used forms of contract (NEC, ICE etc), competence in the Engineer role in ground investigation under ICE
- Strong planning & organising skills
- Proven track record of the delivery of ground engineering aspects of infrastructure projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Motivated to deliver high quality and to programme
- Experience of undertaking client facing roles and an ability to attract new clients into the business
- Experience of project financial management and bidding to deliver continued workload
- Strong communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English
- Ability to produce quality reports and technical papers and to deliver presentations
- Commitment to professional and personal self-development
- Desire to mentor and coach those around you to ensure project delivery and advance the technical abilities of others

Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner with Engineers without Borders', Water for People' and Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.

Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.