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Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

SES are a local Health and Safety Consultancy providing all environmental services, testing, sustainability, energy and analysis requirements for clients throughout the South East. We are currently looking to recruit a Geotechnical Engineer to join our team.

Reporting into the Associate Director (Geo Environmental) you will be responsible for promoting the work of SES primarily with respect to geotechnical and contaminated land works.  Successful candidates will be required to assist with the growth of the geo-environmental business area for Weston Homes and external clients. 

This role will include but is not limited to the following:

Key Deliverables:

  • Responsible for the specialist geotechnical engineering aspects of design projects from inception to completion in a range of sectors, including residential, commercial and industrial (among others).
  • To prepare technical reports including Ground Investigation Reports and Piling Risk Assessments.
  • Attending project meetings and liaising with the structural design team and other disciplines on the production and supervision of detailed designs and specifications to meet with design and construction programmes and coordination of geotechnical design and detailing work appropriate to the project.
  • Contribution to internal management of projects and associated resourcing appropriate to experience and capability.
  • To implement and manage the quality procedures and safety procedures for geotechnical drilling services
  • To promote the work of SES
  • Effective management and development of all direct report employees aligned with organisational strategy, culture, values and HR practices 

Required Competencies:

  • Degree in Geology, Earth Sciences or Civil Engineering  
  • A thorough understanding of the ground investigation and geoenvironmental industry, including knowledge of relevant plant and equipment, standard specifications, various conditions of contract forms, Health, Safety and Environmental Legislation.
  • Experience in producing geotechnical and geoenvironmental interpretative reports based upon analysis of factual site investigation data and test results.
  • Sound knowledge of geotechnical analysis and design methods across a range of soil types covering ordinary and piled rafts, other forms of spread footing, piles, retaining walls, deep excavations, ground improvement, dewatering and slope stability.
  • Experience incorporating soil-structure interaction within geotechnical analysis.
  • Experience in dealing with contaminated ground conditions, including specification of remediation.
  • Knowledge in UK legislation and guidance relating to contaminated land and geotechnical engineering.
  • Understanding of  BS5930, geological mapping, geotechnical ground investigation works and EC7.
  • CSCS
  • Full UK Driving Licence  
  • Experience of working in the field of contaminated land investigations (Desirable)

Reward and Benefits:

As a valued employee you will be rewarded with the following: 

  • Highly competitive Annual Salary
  • Generous company pension (employer contribution up to 10%)  increasing with length of service
  • A company vehicle or car allowance and fully expensed fuel card for personal and professional mileage
  • Private healthcare
  • 20 days holidays, plus English bank holidays, plus the Christmas shutdown (not deducted from your holiday allowance)
  • Life Insurance
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus depending on company performance
  • On site gym facilities
  • Extensive training and development opportunities 
  • Comprehensive social calendar which may include; Summer Ball; Family Fun Day; Christmas Party and various activities and sporting events throughout the year


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