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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by CV-Library

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£300 - £300 Daily
Main Purpose

To act as technical lead for engineering teams engaged in the delivery of commissions undertaken within the Ground Engineering Account of the Client.

The Principal Engineer will typically assume accountability for the engineering content of the projects within his/her portfolio and will have line management responsibility for teams of up to 7/8 Engineers and Engineering Geologists


Act as the Client's local technical specialist within the specific discipline, providing advice, guidance and supervision as appropriate to internal technical teams, operational managers, clients and suppliers

· Undertake line management duties when required

· Provide office or contract level support to the training, mentoring and development of staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and career ambitions, playing an active role in the delivery of training programmes

· Produce or oversee the production of technically sound engineering solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements

· Undertake the onsite supervision of contractors when required

· Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, including CDM Regulations

· Work with project managers in the preparation of cost estimates and subsequent successful delivery of commissions to programme and within budget

· Prepare and administer contracts, including responding to project related correspondence

· Provide specialist engineering advice and support to the bidding process

· Maintain good relationships with clients and other external parties that enhance the reputation of the company

· Face the client, ensuring that their requirements are effectively communicated to the team

· Play an active role in the delivery of the competency management system

Role Specific Requirements


· Bachelors degree in an appropriate subject

· Master's degree in an appropriate subject

· Incorporated Engineer, Chartered Engineer or equivalent level of experience (15+ years)

· Able to satisfy the requirements for registration/accreditation as a training manager for an appropriate professional institution, e.g. Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) for the Institution of Civil Engineers

· Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Manager level desirable

· Full UK driving licence


· Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with MS office suite and relevant engineering software packages

· High level technical skills, with the ability to lead technical teams

· High level communication skills, with the ability to lead complex internal and external discussions and/or negotiations with local clients and other stakeholders

· Substantial experience of dealing with clients, suppliers, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public

· Proven track record in production of technically sound and innovative engineering solutions

· Proven track record in the training, mentoring and development of staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and career ambitions

· Able to act as a competency assessor, so contributing to a system of competency management within the relevant area of the business

· In depth knowledge of current and relevant health and safety legislation


· 12 to 15 + years' relevant to the discipline

· 5 + years' as a managing technical output in an engineering team

Personal Profile

Behavioural competencies

· Client focused approach to service delivery

· Able to work alone or within a team and have a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict deadlines

· Must consider the management of health, safety and welfare at all times

· Must be prepared to travel and work away from home

· Must be prepared to work during unsociable hours

· Contribute to technical excellence and innovation within the team

· Must demonstrate enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the career and professional development of others as well as themselves

Technical competencies

· Engineering experience and technical skills commensurate with a professional of 15+ years post graduate experience

· Advanced understanding of compliance with relevant technical standards

· Perform other duties reasonably required as part of the role

Reference: 210400635

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