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Senior / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

41,592 P.A. ?
Haywards Heath
JBA Group

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Are you an experienced Geotechnical Engineer?

Do you have an interest in Structural, Flood or Coastal Engineering?

Due to the significant growth in our Haywards Heath engineering team, we currently have a vacancy for a senior / principal geotechnical engineer who wishes to work on a variety of projects including national scale coastal and fluvial defence schemes, ports, harbour and bridge design. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and/or support to civil/structural engineering projects within fluvial, tidal and coastal environments, including major Flood and Coastal Risk Management schemes. This role is pivotal to the delivery of a range of engineering and environmental improvement projects, including options appraisal, concept design and detailed scheme design. The post will involve leading and/or supporting geotechnical design and delivery of a variety of projects and will include guiding and mentoring more junior Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists. You will also undertake site works and input to bid and tender preparation

Location: The post will be based in our Haywards Heath office, RH16 3BW and will work closely with engineers and other technical staff from across JBA’s offices. You would be joining a dynamic team who are enjoying project success which has been recognised by recent industry awards.

For further information please contact Graham Kenn or Oliver Francis on 01444 473 652

The Position

The post will involve leading geotechnical design and delivery of a variety of projects, mentoring junior engineers and reporting to the Structures Engineering Technical Director.

It is essential that you have experience working in engineering consultancy. You will have expertise in the investigation and design of earthworks, retaining walls and foundations. You must be able to scope, organise and supervise ground investigations and carry out geotechnical analysis and design to Eurocodes. You must be familiar with the CDM Regulations and their application within a design environment. The role will include the mentoring of junior geotechnical engineers and therefore good communication skills are essential.

Chartered status is important to JBA and valued by our clients. Applicants should be a chartered or close to becoming chartered and have a proven track record in geotechnical design project delivery. Substantial proven previous commercial experience is required for this position.

Please note: we are looking for a highly experienced candidate for this role, if you are a recent graduate please consider applying to our graduate scheme: https://www.jbaconsulting.com/graduate-recruitment/engineering

Key competencies required for the role:

JBA Consulting is a client-focused organisation. Excellent report writing and effective communication skills are therefore essential to this role. Candidates should have a sound appreciation for engineering principles and good analytical skills for problem solving. Self-motivation and a high degree of organisation are also considered key attributes.

A valid UK driving license and willingness to travel to sites and other offices are essential.

Qualifications and Experience

An undergraduate degree in engineering geology or geotechnics is essential. An MSc / MEng in a related discipline would be advantageous.

Expertise with respect to the following core skills is expected:

• Geotechnical engineering design
• Geotechnical analysis and design to Eurocodes
• Earthworks, retaining walls and foundations
• Application of CDM Regulations in a design and ground investigation environment
• Scope, organise and supervise ground investigations
• Mentoring of junior staff
• Experience in the design of maritime specific foundations such as ground anchored sheet piles and laterally loaded piles would be beneficial.

Experience using the following software would be beneficial but is not essential:

• Geostudio Slope W /Seep W
• Frew

Previous professional experience within a consultancy environment is essential. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate and evidence, a proven track record in the following:

• Leading and QA of geotechnical engineering analysis and design
• Leading and mentoring junior engineers
• Project Management

Who we are:

JBA began in 1995 and have grown to be one of Europe’s leading specialists in environmental engineering and environmental management, with a strong track record of major studies for national governments and international bodies.

Visit www.jbaconsulting.com to find out more about what we do.

What we offer:

A competitive salary is available depending on qualifications and experience, together with a comprehensive benefits package. The JBA Group is an employee-owned company and staff qualify for profit share after a minimum length of service.

The JBA Group is committed to looking after the health and wellbeing of their staff, and as such we offer an inclusive benefits package which includes Group Income Protection; a health cash plan; contributory pension scheme; and a competitive annual leave entitlement that increases with qualifying service.

We want our staff to reach their full potential and feel that their development is important to us. We have in place a structured training and development plan and every member of staff has an Individual Training Plan and mentor.

JBA is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who believe they fulfil the job criteria specified above. All roles will be considered for part-time or flexible working.

Further Information and Applications

To apply for the post please download an application from our website and return along with your CV and covering letter.

Closing date: 30 June 2020

If you wish to discuss the post informally please contact Graham Kenn or Oliver Francis on 01444 473 652

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