Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Location

    Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Building & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40 - £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months+

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  • Start date:



Our client is one of the leading Highways services providers in the UK. They currently have exciting opportunities for Senior Geotechnical Engineers at their offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol. These are great opportunities with a forward thinking Company.

The roles will include working alongside the Team Leader, technical delivery, answering Client queries and working with them to ensure effective delivery of their schemes.  You will also be accountable for managing components of projects, working in collaboration with other design disciplines and providing technical inputs to projects.

Responsibilities of these roles include, but are not limited to:

• Preparation of documentation and drawings relating to projects.
• Undertaking geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports (HD22/8) and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice.
• Good written communication skills and ability to prepare technical reports.
• Undertaking elements of geotechnical hand calculations and/or using developed Spread sheets.
• Undertaking various stability analysis by using well known geotechnical design software to EC7.
• Ensuring compliance in the components of the project for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports, specifications and desk studies.
• Ensuring compliance with relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team.
• Planning and supervision of ground investigation works.
• Assist in the successful delivery of the programme of work by completing tasks to facilitate the production of design solutions and other outputs to meet client requirements within budget and timescale.
• Comply with company processes and procedures as well as any Client specific requirements.
• Developing knowledge and experience regarding the production of scheme design including awareness of National design standards, procedures and requirements as well as any specific parameters.
• Production of scheme documents, reports and associated paperwork.
• Compliance with the Quality Management Systems.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

• MEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical bias,
• MSc/MEng in Geotechnical Engineering, or
• MSc in Engineering Geology

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Experience in the civil / geotechnical engineering industry
  • Fully familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Very good numerical skills using hand calculations and industry software such as WALLAP, REPUTE, GEO5, SLIDE, Hole BASE, Settle, Dips, CAD.
  • Competency in both technical and commercial management
  • Good spoken and written English, including report writing skills (HD 22/8).
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Strong experience in ground investigation design and implementation.

Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis.

Due to the high volume of applications Scantec receives it is not always possible to acknowledge every application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 28 days. If you don’t hear from us within 28 days your application has not been shortlisted at this time, to be considered for future vacancies please register with us on our website.