Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer



Working on behalf of a leading consultancy, we have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their Infrastructure team in Carlisle.

They are currently looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/ Engineering Geologist to work in their Ground Engineering team, someone who has well-rounded experience and has worked on a wide portfolio of schemes.

Our client’s Ground Engineering team advise on a project from ground characterisation through site investigation to geotechnical design (including numerical analysis and soil-structure interaction). They also address issues of contamination, groundwater treatment and reuse of geo-materials for regeneration projects whilst delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems on infrastructure projects throughout the UK.

Your Role

  • Ground investigation design and implementation.
  • Geotechnical design, calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice.
  • Overseeing and participating in the resolution of technical issues.
  • Managing selected projects or components of projects and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications.
  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design.

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree in Related Discipline, Ideally Civil Engineering or Engineering geology.
  • Well-rounded geotechnical design experience including foundations (shallow and piled), retaining walls and slope stability assessments in soil and rock.
  • Extensive post graduate experience in most aspects of geotechnical projects, including planning, supervising and designing elements of a project, together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects.
  • Experience in earthworks design, specification and implementation.
  • Fully familiar with MS Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experience in the use of routine geotechnical analysis programs such as Slope/W SEEP/W SIGMA/W HoleBASE AutoCAD, Dips.


  • Competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension
  • Life assurance and more ….

If interested, apply now!