Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 by CV-Library

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companie

We are continuing to grow our Ground Engineering team in Stockton-on-Tees; and are looking for people who have the passion and drive to add value and shape positive solutions for major projects across the Transportation and Water Environment sectors.

Position Summary

As a Principal Engineer within the Ground Engineering team, you will work as part of a team of geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists, providing support and advice to the wider Jacobs business and clients as well as owning your projects. You will lead in the delivery of geotechnical input to projects and will also be required to provide technical guidance and support to less experienced junior engineers and technicians.

There will be opportunities for a wider degree of responsibilities and roles within the Ground Engineering team aimed at developing your career. The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.


You will be an essential part of a ground engineering team, integrating work with the Company’s wider global teams of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, tunnel engineers and geo-environmental specialists to ensure geotechnical designs are appropriate, meet required standards of quality and are delivered to programme. The priorities of your role will include:

* Overseeing and assuring the team’s inputs to the planning, investigation, design, construction and post construction monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects

* Managing your own geotechnical projects and liaising with project managers.

* Monitoring and delivering geotechnical outputs to programme and budget

* Mentoring of junior team members

* Technical checking

* Liaising with contractors and clients, both external and internal

* Assist with bids (technical/commercial)




MSc Engineering Geology / Geotechnical Engineering or closely related subject


Chartered Engineer/Geologist with UK professional body


Full Driving License

The ideal candidate will also possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:


A sound academic knowledge of civil and geotechnical engineering


Competent in geotechnical design of foundations, slopes, earthworks, retaining structures, particularly for highways and water retaining structures


A sound knowledge of design codes and standards, including EC7


A thorough knowledge of the processes of HD22/08 –Managing Geotechnical Risk


Ability to work within commonly used forms of contract (NEC, ICC etc.). Competence in the Engineer role in ground investigation under ICC is desirable


Strong communication skills with fluency in oral and written English


Planning & organising skills


Motivated to deliver output of high quality and to programme


Commitment to professional and personal development of self and others

Reference: 210324076

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