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7 months ago

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

You will join a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team who have successfully delivered a wide range of civil engineering projects for both public and private sector clients across Ireland and the UK.

With experience and expertise across a range of technical disciplines, including environmental science, ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and planning, we have successfully delivered over £2 billion worth of projects.

Our portfolio features:

• Flood alleviation schemes

• Sustainable flood risk management planning and policy development

• Climate change adaptation strategies

• Bridges, highways, roads, public transport and greenways in Ireland and the UK

• Residential, health, education, office and retail developments

About the company

This company is a leading civil, environmental, and structural engineering consultancy. With a team of more than 200 in our offices, we plan, design and manage major infrastructure projects, both nationally and internationally. When you join, you will have access to the exceptional training opportunities our award-winning CPD programme provides and enjoy a workplace that supports growth, flexibility and creativity.


  • Planning, procuring and controlling site investigation contracts for major infrastructure and commercial development projects to manage geotechnical risks
  • Advising the structures teams on the design parameters for shallow and deep foundations for buildings, bridges, etc.
  • Designing complex foundations to Eurocode EC7, including pile groups and soil-structure interaction problems
  • Interacting with roads and environmental colleagues to improve routes, drainage requirements and flood defences and coastal protection works
  • Preparing the earthworks to Eurocode EC7 by producing contract documents, including specifications,design drawings and reports
  • Assessing borrow and quarry materials for reuse as embankment fill, drainage, concrete and pavement aggregates
  • Pavement foundation design in accordance with TII / UK DMRB
  • Assessing and designing soil improvement techniques for soft ground, including surcharge, vertical drains, vibroflotation, geosynthetic reinforcement, geosynthetic encased columns, piled embankments, mass stabilisation, rolling dynamic compaction, lime/concrete subgrade stabilisation
  • Assessing peat stability and access road, drainage and services for upland developments, such as windfarms etc.


  • BSc in civil engineering / engineering geology
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Irish/UK glacial till soils, including major road/rail projects
  • Knowledge of construction techniques for piles and retaining walls
  • Knowledge of soft ground techniques, peat stability and soil reinforcement methods of particular interest
  • Proficient knowledge and work experience using finite element modelling of soil-structure interaction problems (Plaxis)
  • Knowledge of quarry/borrow materials used as aggregates and pavement design
  • Construction experience in earthworks, soil improvement and deep foundations
  • Fluent/highly proficient in spoken and written English

Key competencies/attributes

  • Strong site investigation project management skills and experience
  • Strong geotechnical design skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • Proven track record working with design teams in a busy work environment with tight deadlines
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent leadership, presentation and communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to supervise and lead/mentor junior staff


  • Post graduate qualification in geotechnical engineering or related field, MSc or PhD for example
  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Membership of a recognised professional body in the geotechnical field in UK/Ireland
  • Full driving licence
  • Knowledge of quarry/borrow materials used as aggregates and pavement design
  • Construction experience in earthworks, soil improvement and deep foundations
  • Experience in flood protection projects or marine environments
  • Knowledge of ground remediation/potentially contaminated materials