We are currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineering Manager on behalf of a leading Civil Engineering Consultancy based in West Yorkshire.
Established over 30 years ago this year, the company has built up an enviable reputation for delivering design solutions for projects throughout the Uk across multiple sectors including Commercial, Residential and Leisure projects.
The Geotechnical Engineering Manager will be responsible for management, financial and technical input to phase 1 and 2 investigations and remediation of geotechnical works. This will include proposals, project planning and management of resources and subcontractors.
- Effectively communicate and manage a project team to achieve a project brief and provision of efficient and professional services.
- Provide clear and factually correct reports that require negligible amendment by authorising signatory.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with both internal and external clients and suppliers.
- Prepare proposals for the completion of Phase I and Phase II Assessments and remediation schemes and /or ad hoc related works.
- Ensure all project resources, including sub-contractors, are in place to commencement of works.
- Demonstrate an understanding of sub-contractor works and associated costs and to ensure these are met,or raise concerns to manager in a timely manner when they are at risk.
- Design conceptual models to understand the ground conditions in advance of ground investigation.
- Describe soils and rocks to BS5930 and prepare logs.
- Carry out Geo Environmental investigation, sampling and in situ testing.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate chemical and geotechnical laboratory testing, scheduling and interpretation.
- Development of appropriate ground models and associated ground water and geotechnical design parameters for slopes, earthworks, road pavements, retaining walls and foundations.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate design methods for shallow foundations (bearing capacity) piles, retaining walls, earthworks, pavements, geotechnical structure and slope stability.
- Interpretation of geological maps published data and site walkover information in assessing geotechnical risks (e.g. slope stability, soft ground, mining) for Phase I and Phase II investigations.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge in the technical management of investigations
Skills & Attributes
- Bachelor degree in Earth Sciences or Civil Engineering.
- Postgraduate degree in Earth Sciences or Civil Engineering.
- Working knowledge of software packages including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Holebase, slope stability software and a basic understanding of AutoCAD.
- Demonstrable experience of geotechnical work within a consultancy background.
- An effective track record of managing the practical, technical and financial aspects of developing proposals for the completion of Phase I & Phase II assessments, together with remediation schemes.
- Ability to describe soils in accordance with BS5930 and/or factual check reports produced by others.
- Knowledge of geotechnical laboratory testing methods, scheduling, assessing and their interpretation.
- Knowledge of the design of conceptual site models to understand geological conditions for development proposals.
- Production of structured factual and interpretative reports assimilating desk study, site information and laboratory test results into ground and design models.
- Knowledge of the nature and types of geotechnical structures, to include foundations, earthworks, retaining structures and slopes.
- Analytical skills using hand calculations, computer software and technical guidance documents for the design of geotechnical structures, to include foundations, earthworks, retaining structures and slopes.