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Job Ref:  204625217
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  Yorkshire
06/10/2016 02:16
Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Geotechnical Senior Engineer to join a growing multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy. Based in the Leeds office, this role will involve delivering geotechnical solutions and advisory services on projects within the property and construction sector across the UK and potentially Europe.

Essential experience:
An effective track record of managing the practical technical and financial aspects relating to developing proposals for the completion of projects and delivering projects.

Suitable experience of site supervision of investigation works to either complete or direct others in the completion of.
To demonstrate the ability to design conceptual models to understand geological conditions in advance of ground investigation, including the assessment of risks from mine workings, review of viable foundation solutions and constraints to development.

To demonstrate the ability to prepare logs compliant to BS5930 and the associated use of Holebase.

To demonstrate a working knowledge of geotechnical investigation techniques (including CPT), sampling and in-situ testing.

To demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate laboratory tests, their scheduling and interpretation and together with associated British Standards.

To demonstrate a working knowledge in the development of appropriate ground models and associated ground water and geotechnical design parameters for slopes, earthworks, road pavements, retaining walls and foundations

To demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate design methods for shallow foundations (bearing capacity and settlement analysis), piles, retaining walls, earthworks, pavements, geotechnical structure (e.g. reinforced earth, soil nailed slopes), ground improvement, slope stability.

To demonstrate a working knowledge of the requirements and guidance provided by appropriate British Standards (for Earthworks, Site Investigation, Foundations, Reinforced Earth and Retaining Structures), appropriate Highways Agency Documents (for Earthworks and other geotechnical structures) and specialist guidance prepared by BRE Reports (e.g. sulphates, ground improvement, construction on fill), CIRIA Reports (e.g. Engineering properties of specific soil/rock types, pile design, dewatering).

To demonstrate a working knowledge in the interpretation of geological maps published data and site walkover information in assessing geotechnical risks (e.g. slope stability, soft ground, mining) for Phase I and Phase II investigations.

Preferably with experience of producing reports in compliance with HD22.

To demonstrate a working knowledge in the technical management of investigations (e.g. recognising when ground conditions are at variance from those anticipated and require the investigation to be varied and appropriate interfacing with other disciplines and/or Client).

To demonstrate a developing ability to prepare clear, concise and effective interpretative reports.

Sound communication and personal effectiveness skills.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the business, with clients, subcontractors and other third parties (regulators, statutory consultees, etc.).

Bachelor degree in relevant subject and preferably a secondary qualification i.e. MSc.
Demonstration of equivalent qualification or experience.
Desirable to be a Member of Professional Body preferably working towards Chartered status
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