Principal Geotechnical Engineer Northampton, UK


Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Team Leader
Contract type: Full Time
Type: Geotechnics
Location: Northampton
Excellent opportunity for a Principal Geotechncial Engineer to take a lead role in our Northamptonshire office, located near Spratton NN6 8LD, where you will find a wealth of geotechncial and geoenvironmental talent, working for our consulting and contracting businesses.
You can expect a real variety of project type and scale and technical challenge in this role and whilst you will be the day to day lead of the geotechncial design team (of Senior, Engineer and Modeller) you will be able to bounce things off our national Technical Director, who is based in this office, and your colleagues around the UK.
We continue to expand our private and public sector client base by both organic and acquisitive growth. With a pioneering spirit and a reputation for technical excellence, customer surveys show satisfaction levels of over 92% and staff retention is extremely high. We have a vibrant and friendly culture, and offer an extensive package of flexible benefits to suit your individual lifestyle and well-being.
Our Northamptonshire office looks out onto open countryside and is largely open plan, accommodating around 20 staff. There is plenty of onsite carparking and we are easy to reach from a number of regional arterial roads.
More about the role and your experience
As a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and the Team Leader you will be responsible for leading and supporting the local geotechnical design team of Senior Engineer, Engineer and Modeller. 
In your role you will:
Prepare and check geotechnical designs for embankments, cuttings, earthworks, retaining structures and roads.
Assist in the day to day management of the work load of your team, including staff scheduling and co-ordination of resources, in conjunction with the Associate and other Principal Consultants/Team Leaders.
Advise and mentor more junior staff.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the behaviour of soils under load and their interaction with structural elements, as well as a thorough understanding of appropriate laboratory techniques and finite element analysis.
Have geotechnical design and specification experience, including ground improvement, temporary works and soil stabilisation.
Have working knowledge of proprietary geostructural design software, and CAD to assist in the generation of ground and isopachyte models (in Civil 3D) by Engineering Technicians. 
Have working knowledge of different forms of contract, in particular the NEC, formation of tender documentation, including compilation of Site and Works information as part of a Tender Package.
The person
An experienced Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer with substantial consultancy experience gained in the UK. 
BEng, BSc or higher qualification in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering and Chartered Member of a relevant institution.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as you will be the technical lead interfacing not only with colleagues in Northampton and other offices, but also with clients and regulators/other designers.
This is a permanent position, offering a competitive salary, car/car allowance and an excellent benefits package.
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