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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted over 2 years ago
Location Surrey
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Sector Construction / Civil Engineering, Consultancy, Engineering, Transport / Logistics
Posted over 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 28 February 2015
The Geotechnical sector is one of our clients core markets, they pride themselves on delivering new and exciting geotechnical solutions for infrastructure design and construction schemes on some of the UK's most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Requirements: Our client is now looking to recruit a Principal Geotechnical Engineer who has practical geotechnical work and design experience, to join their growing Geosciences business based in Surrey, predominately working within their Utilities, Highways and Rail sectors, but also working on a wide portfolio of schemes throughout the UK. To be considered for a role they are seeking candidates with the following credentials: Minimum Academic Qualifications: MEng in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical bias Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE)   Desirable Academic Qualifications: MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or related subject is desirable   Essential Experience: To be able to work independently with minimum supervision and provide direction to junior staff Proven experience on large multi-disciplinary projects preferably in the UK Detailed geotechnical design experience including foundations, retaining walls and slope stability assessments Experience in earthworks design, specification and implementation Post graduate experience in most aspects of projects, including planning, supervising and designing elements of a project together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects Experience in ground investigation design and implementation Experience in the use of routine geotechnical design programs such as VDISP, WALLAP, SLIDE and SlopeW Good numerical skills and significant experience in the analysis of a wide range of geotechnical problems Good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues Be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and experience with regards commercial aspects of projects Excellent communication and motivational skills Team player, self-starter and a problem solver i.e."Can-do" attitude Ability to liaise with clients and good spoken and written English Ability to work within large multi-disciplinary engineering teams and think in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner Fully familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook Flexible to travel in UK and working away from base office Full, valid driving license Experience with geotechnical finite element analysis modelling (PLAXIS) would be a distinct advantage   Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Team Leader, the candidate will be accountable for managing components of projects, working in collaboration with other design disciplines and providing technical inputs to projects.  The role will involve building relationships with clients, controlling commercial aspects of projects together with assisting and participating in developing team members to their full potential.   Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: Proactively managing selected projects or components of projects, taking responsibility for resource allocation, managing subcontractors and sub-consultants, quality assurance, health & safety and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications Directing and working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design Providing both leadership and technical support and advice to project team members Managing the production of analysis and design and ensuring compliance in the components of the project for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies Identifying opportunities and driving implementation of re-engineering strategies to maximise the profitability of design components Gaining a good understanding of the background of the client's business and industry to facilitate building effective and enduring relationships and consolidating both company and personal credibility in the industry Managing all commercial aspects (contract, invoicing, debt management, client management etc) relating to projects for which you have responsibility to ensure a successful outcome. Liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the client to keep informed of all developments associated with the project Providing direction to the discipline team, leading by example to achieve Sector/ Discipline goals and championing a quality, innovative, client-focused and entrepreneurial culture Taking a proactive role in developing team members to their full potential Communicating and directing team members to ensure that they understand, and become engaged with, sector/discipline business plans Being familiar, compliant and able to undertake duties under the relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or our client. Key competencies / Values: Client focus - differentiating through tailored skills and depth of client understanding Excellence - striving for excellence, recognizing that excellence is defined by our clients Trust - building and retaining relationships of trust with our clients, colleagues and business partners Teamwork - working together as a team for the Group, not just the individual Responsibility - taking responsibility for our performance and our safety People - our client creates the environment for people to realize their potential   Remuneration & Benefits: Our client believes in rewarding our staff for their commitment and endeavours and we have designed a flexible benefits package that we feel will suit all of our team. The successful candidate will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with:   Stakeholder Pension matched to 6%                                                                              Healthcare LifeAssurance                                                                                                                     Income Protection AnnualLeave                                                                                                                                       Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid                        Tax Free Season Ticket Loan                                                                                           Cycle to Work Scheme                                    Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave                                                                      Childcare Vouchers                                                                            Birthday Vouchers                                        Long Term Service Awards Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make!