Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted almost 2 years ago by JSM Associates
Location West Midlands
Contract Type Permanent
Salary dependant on experience with an excellent benefits package.
Sector EIA
Posted almost 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 26 November 2015
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and capable Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join a prominent and renowned Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy with an industry leading reputation for the high quality of their work. The role is based in the developing Geosciences team which is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Working closely with the UKs leading authorities and agencies and some of the most established and recognisable establishments. Due to recent contract wins a Principal engineer is required to sit within the large Geoscience team based in Cardiff, Birmingham or Bristol. The role will involve delivering planning, design and supervision of geotechnical engineering projects across the UK on diverse civils, rail and infrastructure projects with a wide range of industries and geological conditions.   Location Cardiff, Bristol or Birmingham Responsibilities Managing and directing projects and taking responsibility for project design integrity, managing subcontractors and team resource. Directing and working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design Providing technical leadership, expertise and advice. Managing the production of analysis and design, driving project compliance, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies. 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 of projects. 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 Liaising at all levels across the business and with Clients. The ideal candidate will have BEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical bias, MSc/MEng in Geotechnical Engineering, proven experience in large Multi-disciplinary projects, leading teams and working independently. Geotechnical design experience including foundations, retaining walls and slope stability assessments and experience in earthworks design, specification and implementation. Also strong project experience is required to include project planning, supervising and designing elements of a project, together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects. Experience in the use of geotechnical design programs and all office packages and geotechnical finite element analysis modelling (PLAXIS) would be a distinct advantage. This challenging leadership role will also require Good numerical skills and significant experience in the analysis of a wide range of geotechnical problems and strong project based commercial experience. In addition to this you should be a great communicator and have good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues. Flexible to travel in UK and working away from base office, full, valid driving license In return you will be rewarded with a market leading salary, structured career development and a generous flexible benefits package. Contact Us;  If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Jennie Turner ( , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role. This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates. Phone - 01934 312 155 Email  Website -   Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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