We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineer with 7+ or more years’ relevant experience to join our geotechnical department in delivering complex geotechnical design solutions as part of our overall multidisciplinary team on infrastructure projects such as rail, highways, structures & water.

Role Description and Duties:

  • Project management and client liaison.
  • Supervision and mentoring of geotechnical engineers/engineering geologists.
  • Delivery of geotechnical design packages incl. earthworks, slope stability, shallow and deep foundations and retaining walls.
  • Planning and procurement of ground investigation contracts for major infrastructure and commercial development projects.
  • Advising and supporting our various design teams through the provision of specialist geotechnical design input.
  • Designing earthworks and foundations to Eurocode 7.
  • Preparing earthworks designs to Eurocode 7, including production of earthworks specifications and design drawings.
  • Preparation of reports in accordance with DN-ERW-03083.
  • Pavement foundation design in accordance with TII / UK DMRB.
  • Design of ground improvement techniques for soft ground, including surcharge, vertical drains, piled embankments, and lime/concrete subgrade stabilisation.
  • Check/review of reports, drawings and calculations.
  • Preparation of Designer’s and Geotechnical Risk Registers and assessments.
  • Tender preparation and business development.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience of Geotechnical design, including major road, rail and civil projects.
  • Experience working in Irish/UK glacial till soils desirable, but not essential.
  • A Level 8 Honours Degree in Civil / Geotechnical Engineering or related field.
  • Chartered status CEng, MICE or equivalent.
  • Proven experience of working in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Project management – Experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management.
  • Geotechnical design experience and strong numerical/analytical capabilities.
  • Knowledge of soft ground techniques and soil reinforcement, piling and retaining walls.
  • Construction experience in earthworks, soil improvement and deep foundations desirable, but not essential.
  • Fully experienced in design to Eurocode 7.
  • Experience in general numerical software such as GeoStudio, Holebase/Openground, Wallap etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful projects.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within Ireland and overseas.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • A valid full clean driver’s license.

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