Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Mott MacDonald
  • Cambridge
  • Confidential
  • 10-15 years
  • 128 Views
  • 23 Mar 2015
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  • R&D/ Research & Development, Project/ Program Management non IT

  • Water treatment/ Waste Management
Job Description

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager of Ground Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to manage small sub-teams, in line with project requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

Evaluation and definition of geotechnical engineering requirements for various projects.
Managing geotechnical projects to deliver the solutions identified.
Liaison with clients both internal and external- technical input and quality control.
Technical leadership and skills development in specialist areas- financial project management and reporting.
Proposal preparation and involvement in business development, marketing, recruitment and staff management.

Candidate Specification

The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will have strong relevant academic qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate will be a Chartered Engineer or Geologist capable of demonstrating exceptional geotechnical and engineering geological design competencies including geotechnical analysis, geotechnical data management, geotechnical software and project management capabilities. Particular attention will be paid to candidates who have additional skills that will transfer across to other aspects of the Environment Division's portfolio of work, such as geomorphology, GIS capability, data management skills and/or groundwater expertise.

Candidates will display the following characteristics:

Strong academic background ideally with a good civil engineering or related first degree and a higher degree in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology.
Chartered status, ideally with significant post charter-ship experience, and seeking to build on this to maximize career opportunities.
Project management, proven capability to deliver to deadline and team leadership / develop capabilities are essential.
Experience of working on multiple concurrent commissions, and representing the company to clients.
Be innovative in the application of their technical skills yet rigorous in checking and quality control procedures.
Have a 'can do' attitude when tackling any challenge, the ability to work individually with minimum supervision, but also an awareness of the importance of personal flexibility to team working.


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