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Geotechnical Engineer  

Hertfordshire

£28,000 - £38,000 + Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to come and join this specialist Geotechnical team sitting within a larger engineering consultancy.  This is a chance to join one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary engineering consultancies working on a wide ranging and high profile project portfolio.

This is an opportunity for a professional with a minimum of 3 years’ experience to join a busy geotechnical team.  You will be responsible for devising and overseeing ground investigation contracts and supporting various design teams with specialist geotechnical inputs.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, procuring and control of site investigation contracts for major infrastructure and commercial development projects
  • Advise the structures team on the design parameters for shallow and deep foundations for buildings, bridges etc.
  • Design complex foundations including pile groups and soil-structure interaction problems
  • Preparation of the earthworks elements of contract documents including specifications, design drawings and reports
  • Pavement foundation design in accordance with UK DMRB;
  • Assessment and design of soil improvement techniques for soft ground stabilisation
  • Design to Eurocode EC7

You will have a BSc Civil Engineering / Engineering Geology or similar ideally with an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or related specialism.   This will need to be coupled with project experience in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of construction techniques for piles and retaining walls
  • Knowledge of soft ground techniques, peat stability and soil reinforcement methods
  • Proficient knowledge and work experience using finite element modelling of soil-structure interaction problems (Plaxis)
  • Knowledge of quarry/borrow materials used as aggregates and pavement design
  • Construction experience in earthworks, soil improvement and deep foundations.

As an experienced engineer you will be required to be able to demonstrate experience in these key areas:

  • Strong site investigation project management skills and experience
  • Strong geotechnical design skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • leadership, presentation and communication skills including report writing

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that have quality at the heart of their company ethos. You will be working on high profile projects but within an organisation where you are not going to be just another employee, where training, development and work life balance is just as important as the excellent remuneration package on offer.

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