Principal Engineering Geologist

Principal Engineering Geologist

Job Title: Principal Engineering Geologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895730_1553702524
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2019 16:02

Job Description

Our offshore and geotechnical engineering consultancy client is seeking a Principal Engineering Geologist to lead their onshore and nearshore engineering geology and geohazards team from their site in Oxfordshire. You will be

As Principal Engineering Geologist, your Tasks and Responsibilities will include developing integrated site characterisation reports which may include 3D ground models and geohazard assessments, as well as providing engineering geological advice and recommendations to clients.

You will become an integral part of the wider consultancy group; providing input to a range of projects whilst securing work and supervising junior staff. The successful candidate will manage their own workload of small to large scale technical reports and come together with the wider team to assist in the preparation of multi-disciplinary products. Projects may range from small-scale slope stability assessment to foundation and geohazard appraisals for large-scale power generation and transport projects.

Skills and Qualifications

A minimum 2:1 degree in Geology, Physical Geography, Geotechnical Engineering or another relevant Earth Science discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
An MSc in Engineering Geology or Geotechnics or educated to Ph.D. level would be an advantage.
Experience in an engineering geology consultancy environment, or equivalent, with experience of ground model development and geohazard assessment. Preferably, though not essentially, with foundation design and/or slope stability assessment and remediation design experience.
Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and experienced in technical report preparation and checking.
Excellent GIS skills and preferably with some experience of other specialist geological and geotechnical software.
The ability to work outdoors throughout the year as required. A full driving licence is a necessity. The work may involve oversees travel and may involve some periods working off-shore around the UK.
A strong interest in geology, engineering geology and/or geotechnical engineering and preferably with a good understanding of ground conditions in the British Isles including recognition of the complexity and importance of Quaternary deposits to ground engineering projects in the UK.
To be self-motivated, accountable and possess good team working skills.
The ability to manage and mentor junior staff from a range of disciplines.
To be client facing and with significant bid preparation and business development experience.
Good financial acumen.

Job Title: Principal Engineering Geologist
Location Wallingford, near Reading, Oxfordshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: DOE
Job ID:895730


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