Geotechnical Engineer – Reading

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Geotechnical Engineer – Reading

  • Post Date:12th November 2018
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Job Description

Geotechnical Engineer – Reading


Our client has an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineer to join the established and growing team based in the Reading area.

In return, on offer is an excellent career with a competitive salary, 25 days holiday and Pension scheme in place, plus additional benefits.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

* Geotechnical analysis and design using empirical and analytical methods for underground structures, earthworks, foundations, slopes, temporary and permanent works
* Mentoring / developing team members
* Geo-mechanical Numerical Modelling
* Preparation and checking of geotechnical design calculations
* Computer based Finite element and analytical engineering modelling
* Development of novel design solutions and engineering calculations from first principles
* Producing and checking design reports and presentations
* Liaising with clients, subcontractors and other external design teams
* Working in a collaborative way, managing junior/intermediate staff design tasks and delegating effectively, to achieve project goals and meet deadlines as part of the Underground Infrastructure Division
* Project Management, business development activities, proposals and other related administrative tasks
* Project based travel and site work, working away both in the UK and internationally. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client need
* Displaying a ‘safety first’ attitude in line with an interdependent health and safety culture, promoting positive health and safety, raising safety issues through the appropriate channels and adhering to health and safety policy and procedures

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

* Degree in a relevant subject e.g. Civil / Mining Engineering, Engineering Geology, MEng/MSc in relevant Geotechnical / Geomechanical field
* Experience in numerical modelling software for Geotechnical analysisartered
* Ability to work in a collaborative manner as part of a team
* Flexibility and adaptability
* Analytical approach to problem-solving
* A genuine enthusiasm for the role, displaying a willingness to learn and develop themselves and others
* Excellent organisational ability and time management skills
* Strong understanding of geotechnical principles
* Understanding of engineering drawings and the ability to manipulate CAD drawings;
* Excellent verbal and written English
* Strong technical writing ability and reporting skills – ability to produce and critically review deliverables
* Ability to make decisions and display initiative
* Good organisational ability and time management skills – ability to deliver to time and budget
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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