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Principal Engineer

  • Location: Hagley
  • Salary: £55k - 65k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

Are you an experienced and ambitious Principal Geotechnical Engineer?

Our client is one of the leading engineering consultancies in the UK, we are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join their team. The candidate will need to have a strong design background and be able to work within a team environment, supporting the design delivery of existing projects and the growth of the existing client base. Previous experience and knowledge of working in the rail environment desirable.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in geotechnical engineering, as well as several years of experience in a leadership role.

As a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical guidance and leadership to a team of geotechnical engineers. You will also be responsible for conducting complex site investigations and analyses, and providing recommendations for foundation design and construction, slope stability, and earthworks.

You will need:

  • Strong geotechnical design/analytical capability in relation to slope stability, retaining walls, pile design, anchors, soil nails, foundations, drainage.
  • Experience in the preparation of construction drawings, specifications, and designers risk assessments
  • Good understanding of ground investigation methods and interpretation of ground investigation results.
  • Ability to identify and assess defects/instability features in earthworks, retaining walls and drainage systems.
  • Experience in the design and specification of remedial solutions and preparation of options.
  • Experience in preparing geotechnical desk study and interpretative reports.
  • Experience in managing geotechnical projects.
  • Experience of costing works and budget control.
  • Experience of liaising with clients and suppliers.
  • Experience of producing and working to design programmes.
  • Ability to work alone and within a team.
  • Previous appointment as CRE would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of industry standard software (e.g., Slope/W, WALLAP, REPUTE, TEDDS, AutoCAD etc.).

To be successful in this role, you will need a bachelor's or master's degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, as well as extensive experience in the field. You should be comfortable working with a range of geotechnical software, including Slope/W, WALLAP, REPUTE, TEDDS, AutoCAD, and have excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

Projects typically include the inspection and assessment of embankments, cuttings, retaining walls, culverts, and drainage assets predominantly within the rail network, the consideration of options for remedial or upgrading works and the design and specification of practical solutions.  The successful candidate will undertake the role of CRE and be responsible for preparation of project plans, implementing site surveys, coordinating, and supervising the design teams, management and checking of designs, preparation of reports, specifications and drawings, allocation of resources, budgetary control and ensuring works are completed to project specific requirements and in accordance with our HSQE procedures.  Responsibilities will also include mentoring and coaching of design engineers, liaison with clients and suppliers and development of commercial and contractual arrangements.

If you are an ambitious and skilled Principal Geotechnical Engineer, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Reuben 0113 242 0303 or