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Geotechnical Engineer

Location: York, United Kingdom

Reference: PC108

Salary: £36,000 - £48,000 per annum (Car Allowance + Pension + Life Insurance)

Type: Permanent, full-time

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Geotechnical Engineer /  Civil Engineer wanted for our client in York. Our client provide specialist multi-discipline engineering services throughout the UK.

This individual will perform an integral role within the Internal Design Team, which provides design support to the business, both in terms of Temporary and Permanent Works Design. A large proportion of the work involves the design of earthworks, foundations and retaining structures.

Key Task & Reponsibilites
+ The ability to query / challenge the brief, thus enabling the development of unambiguous working drawings to a high standard of accuracy in an appropriate format, and to agreed timescales.
+ Review of H&S risk assessments and method statements.
+ Undertaking of Site walkovers.
+ Undertaking of preliminary risk assessments (Phase 1 desk studies).
+ Scoping, organising and supervision of ground investigations.
+ Preparation of factual and interpretive reports.
+ Geotechnical input into:
  o Foundation design and calculation of bearing pressures.
  o Slope stability analysis and defining remedial measures.
  o Settlement analysis.
  o Retaining wall design.
+ Production of clear, consistent, referenced calculations.
+ Geotechnical CRE on Network Rail schemes.
+ Provision of Geotechnical advice to the wider business.
+ Development and review of design / assessment spreadsheets and / or calculation templates for use within the Internal Design Department with a view to increasing overall efficiency.
+ Design representative at Project and Progress meetings with Project Team, and / or the Client as required. This may include providing outline design input at remit stage.
+ Full understanding of the team’s financial, quality and programme constraints.
+ Promotion of safe working practices in all areas.

The Person:
+ Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Geotechnical Design and Engineering.
+ Experience of scoping, planning and specifying and supervising ground investigations to EC7 and BS5930.
+ Strong report writing skills, with experience of preparing Geotechnical Interpretative Reports and Geotechnical Design Reports.
+ Experience in Geotechnical Design, Specification and Implementation:
  o Detailed knowledge of relevant British Standards, Eurocodes, and Regulatory Body standards.
  o Full working knowledge of industry relevant geotechnical design / assessment packages.
  o Foundations (shallow and piled), scour assessment & protection, retaining walls, slope stability assessments and soil engineering / mechanics to EC7.
+ Understands the importance of achieving customer satisfaction by driving and maintaining the highest level of standards and working collaboratively.
+ Has awareness and promotes SHEA (Safety, Health, Environment & Assurance) requirements.
+ Knowledge and understanding of the design process.
+ Working knowledge of the BIM philosophy.
+ Excellent communication skills.
+ Project management / organisational skills.
+ Problem solving and decision making in line with level of responsibility.
+ Pride and enthusiasm for work, and the ability to recognise and promote good practice.

Education & Professional Requirements:
+ Degree level of education in geotechnical / geological science (orCivil Engineering & Geotechnics).
+ Incorporated / Chartered Member of a relevant Professional Body.
+ CSCS - Professionally qualified or similar.
+ Detailed understanding of CDM.
+ Sound knowledge of Managing Geotechnical Risk.

A driver's license also required.