Lead Geotechnical Engineer

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Lead Geo-technical Engineer

Our client is recruiting for a Lead Geo-technical Engineer to work on a long-term contract basis in the Midlands area.

Our client are a global engineering, construction and project management company who deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Their expertise includes Infrastructure, Mining & Metals, Nuclear, Security, Environmental, Oil, Gas & Chemicals in 160 countries on all seven continents. The company and culture are built on over a century of leadership and relentless adherence to values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics and integrity.


You will be expected to:
Provide specialist knowledge and leadership for the geotechnical discipline and associated delivery support to the business;
From the reference design, manage the production of Planning Application packages and the ITT for the D&B main civils works contracts and help assess tender returns.
Integrate the geotechnical discipline with the other project disciplines and delivery area teams including architecture, civils, rail, environment, third party interface, construction logistics and planning, etc.
Support the area teams through detailed design and construction by D&B contractors to ensure project specification and requirements are met and delivered in a consistent manner.
Ensure that all designs are assured in accordance with the Technical Assurance Plan.
Ensure safety is a key priority in all aspects of the role.
Ensure that all designs are carried out with safe construction and maintenance as a key priority.
Participate in CDM reviews, etc., as required, to ensure all CDM requirements are met.


Must be fully conversant with relevant geotechnical engineering principles and standards and be able to interpret these in the railway environment.
Degree qualified Chartered Engineer with a demonstrable track record of succeeding in a similar role on a major rail or infrastructure project in a multi-disciplinary design and delivery environment.
Comprehensive understanding of earthworks engineering, including engineering geomorphology, ground treatments, foundation engineering, embankments and cuttings, reporting and associated risk management.
Comprehensive understanding of minerals assessment, mining/extraction and mining dereliction issues.
Good knowledge of FEM numerical analytical methods and associated information requirements, as well as a good understanding of contaminated and other land investigation, assessment and remediation is desirable.
Good core IT skills including outlook, excel and PowerPoint


Strong communication and influencing skills.
Excellent inter-personal skills with proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplined management team.
Proven ability to organise and plan in order to meet project deadlines.
Willingness to travel to meetings outside the normal place of work.
The individual should be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet project deadlines.