Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

Our client is recruiting staff at Senior/Principal/Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist level in our Northern Ireland.

They need to increase their team to meet growing demands from clients, especially in the infrastructure sector particularly rail, highways, water and the energy sector, which includes carbon capture & storage, renewable energy (wind, current and hydropower), low carbon engineering and nuclear power.

The business is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 20,000 employees worldwide. They offer more than just a job. They offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. As one of the UK's leading geotechnical consultancies they offer a comprehensive service in ground technology.


  • The successful applicant will be a Senior/Principal/Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist with proven experience of acting at this level in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment. The candidate should also have a proven technical and project management track record. The role will include the mentoring of junior staff and therefore good communication skills are essential.
  • The candidate will have a degree in civil engineering or geology with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject and hold chartered status as either a civil engineer or geologist.
  • Candidates should have the right flare and ability that will help us develop and expand our infrastructure geotechnics capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding, flexible and outward looking team that can tackle work across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience in either the infrastructure sector (highways, rail or water geotechnics) or the energy sector.
  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
  • Chartered status.
  • Proven experience of acting at Senior/Principal/Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist level in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Good project management skills - experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management.
  • Proven geotechnical design experience.
  • Application of CDM Regulations in a design and ground investigation environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
  • A valid UK driving licence preferred.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Emmet West in the strictest confidence.