Chief Geotechnical Engineer
We have a great opportunity in our Glasgow office for an experienced Chief Geotechnical Engineer to lead some of our key geotechnical work in the Infrastructure sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to direct and lead the ground engineering on some of our most challenging projects.As one of the UK’s leading Geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in Ground Technology. With more than 300 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the UK and internationally we need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the infrastructure sector.As a result, we’re looking to grow our team and looking for people with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright future in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector. The successful applicant will be a chief engineer level geotechnical engineer with a proven technical and project management track record.Excellent technical skills are required relevant to our work in the infrastructure sector which involves acting as a “director practitioner” leading the technical and commercial input to some of our most challenging projects as Project Director or Project Manager.Candidates should be able to demonstrate good commercial skills that will help us develop and expand our infrastructure geotechnical capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding team.Candidates should have:
- A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
- Chartered status
- Proven experience of acting as at chief engineer level in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
- Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams
- Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
- Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs
- Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work
- A flair for innovation
- A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas
- Candidates would require a driving licence
The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies. Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career.
At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of their position or experience.
Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring.
We also have our Ground Engineering Academy to provide structured support and encouragement to staff in their progression to chartership.
Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries.
We have also increased our investment even further by launching our Ground Engineering Professionals Programme, facilitating strong professional development to match the passion and skills of our talented people post-chartership.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy.
For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.
ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.
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