Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 02 February 2024
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameNic Yates

Job description

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Associate Geotechnical Engineer to join our clients Geotechnical Team in the London Office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to further their career within a thriving engineering consultancy.

You will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the growth of the team and to manage and deliver the geotechnical aspects of a variety of prestigious buildings and infrastructure projects within the UK and overseas. This role will provide the candidate with continuous exposure to collaborate with other teams and disciplines in the UK and overseas, as well as to interface with existing and prospective clients.


  • Proactively and ethically motivate and lead project teams to deliver superior outcomes.

  • Establish new clients and develop existing client relationships through excellent project delivery and repeat business.

  • Client liaison in conjunction with Project Directors including but not limited to:

  • Meeting and exceeding client expectations.

  • Ensuring client requirements are clearly understood by all company personnel involved in projects.

  • Identifying changes in client requirements as may occur during the course of a project and effect the subsequent design and documentation changes necessary to meet the new requirements.

  • Develop fee proposals.

  • Active involvement in all projects under their direction, including project programming and monitoring, ensuring exemplary service afforded to clients at all times.

  • Develop concept design and design philosophy in conjunction with Project Director.

  • Review design and design documentation, including design checking when required (requires Director approval prior to issue).

  • Select sub-consultants including development of scope, programme and commercial aspects (appointments in conjunction with Commercial Manager).

  • Undertake project cost control and compile project invoices.

  • Plan and manage project resources.

  • Negotiate fee variations with clients in conjunction with Project Director.

  • Undertake project coordination and represent the company at consultant’s meetings etc.

  • Implement Quality System on projects.

  • Undertake career planning and arrange for effective mentoring to be provided to employees under your direction so that they reach their full potential through career development and personal growth.

  • Identify training (either on job or through suitable courses) for all employees under your direction.

  • Supervise staff under your direction and offer pro-active advice in relation to problem solving issues.

  • Actively participate in developing the UK practice including technical excellence, culture, procedures, professional development and continuous improvement.

  • Develop and implement company policy.

  • Implement Health and Safety policies and procedures on projects and oversee team’s compliance

  • Participate in Workplace Health and Safety committee if, and when, required.

Required Qualifications and Memberships

  • Relevant engineering experience (6 to 10 years), including but not limited to design of complex foundation and substructure systems, ground movement assessment and impact assessment of existing assets, monitoring related activities and proficiency with industry design software such as Plaxis 2D, Plaxis 3D, Oaysis package, Wallap and Slope W.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent.

  • Chartered Member of the ICE or the Geotechnical Society or equivalent.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent.