• Assistant Geotechnical Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Permanent - Full Time Hours
  • United Kingdom
  • Stockton on Tees
  • Details on request

    Due to an increase in workload, this company is  seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in their Tees Valley office to undertake geotechnical support and design work for a range of interesting projects throughout the UK and overseas.

    Their projects mainly lie within the highways, flood defences, ports, bridges and brownfield sites. A large proportion of their work is undertaken within national frameworks and for design and build contractors.

    The position is with our team of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and geo-environmental specialists in Tees Valley. The role will be to assist in the geotechnical aspects of projects by input to their investigation, design, construction and post construction monitoring. The work will include desk and feasibility studies, interpretative reporting, geotechnical analysis and design of earthworks, foundations and retaining structures.

    Organisationally, the role will be within the  European earth engineering and science group and the global tunnels and earth engineering practice. Members of these groups are linked by close technical networks.

    You will work within project teams and will report to project managers. The priorities of your role will include:

    Assisting with planning and design of ground investigations

    Assisting with preparation of technical specifications.

    Undertaking geotechnical calculation and design work

    Monitoring construction works

    Assisting with the preparation of technical notes and geotechnical reports

    Liaising with contractors and clients

    Many of our schemes are multi- disciplinary and will require you to liaise with project teams of varying complexity and size.

    The Minimum Qualifications For This Position Are

    Candidates will have a first degree in geology, civil engineering or related subject and a MSc in Engineering Geology or Geotechnical Engineering

    In addition to the required academic qualifications you will have:

    A sound knowledge of geotechnical engineering, including EC7, slope stability, deep and shallow foundations. Awareness of brownfield standards/regulations would be an advantage but is not essential.

    Strong communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English.


    Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

    Team player but with an ability to work independently when required.

    Good planning and organising skills.

    Motivated to deliver high quality.

    Commitment to professional and personal development.

    Full UK Driving Licence.

    Be prepared to occasionally work away from home for short periods (up to approximately 1 month) and occasional night shifts.

    Experience in the following areas would be a great advantage:

    Knowledge of geotechnical design software and design codes and standards

    Awareness of Highways England Specifications and Standards (desirable but not essential)

    Awareness of commonly used forms of contract (ICC. NEC etc)