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Associate Geotechnical Design Engineer

Newcastle – Edinburgh London - Dublin

Cundall’s Ground Engineering team pride ourselves on our exemplary track record of providing innovative and sustainable ground engineering solutions, focussed on ensuring the best possible construction design advice that improves and protects the environment in which we live, while providing the facilities for day-to-day life.

The Ground Engineering team are an award-winning source of expertise – and offer a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development, and professional excellence.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Geotechnical Design Engineer to work on the design of some of the most exciting construction projects in the UK and worldwide. Working closely with colleagues across our multi-disciplinary practice (in particular, our Civil and Structural Engineering teams), you will provide specialist consultancy input on projects across all sectors including Education, Healthcare, Critical Systems, Industrial, Residential and Retail.

In this wide-ranging role, you will lead and undertake detailed geotechnical analysis, site investigation and geotechnical assessments (including Phase I and II assessments). You will lead and deliver on temporary works designs as well as be able to advise on complex geotechnical structures including earthworks, retaining structures and foundations.

You will be required to management and mentor of junior staff and undertake checking of calculations.

The Skills

You will be degree qualified (with a BSc / MSc in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering or engineering geology) and be chartered with a relevant institution and be able to demonstrate at least 10 years’ relevant experience.

You will have extensive experience in either or both a geotechnical consultancy or geotechnical design department within a contractor. You will have a broad range of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering work including design work for large buildings in both complex urban and suburban settings, masterplanning and infrastructure.

You will demonstrate the ability to undertake assessment of slope stability and remedial design, shallow (strip, pad and raft) and deep (piled) foundation design and analysis, ground improvement optioneering, earthworks design and supervision and retaining wall design and analysis. Experience in temporary works design would also be beneficial.

You will also be experienced in a range of geotechnical software, with experience of finite element analysis desired.

To succeed in this role you will be able to bring proven working knowledge of BS 5930, BS EN 1997, BS10175, CIRIA 760, BS8004 and BRE-SD1.

In addition, some basic geo-environmental knowledge and an education to MSc/PhD level would be advantageous.

You will be able to both work independently as well as demonstrate your ability to manage and develop more junior members of the team, and relate to more senior geotechnical staff and other Cundall engineering disciplines in a supportive and collaborative manner.

Why Join Cundall?

We know that to be the best at what we do we need a diverse workforce underpinned by an inclusive culture. Creating environments where everyone can find joy doing their best work is also great for everyone. That’s why we positively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities, and encourage, support, and celebrate the diverse voices of our people.