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Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist (Offshore) – London, Epsom, Glasgow, Bristol

  1. London, Epsom, Bristol, Glasgow
  1. Environment & geoscience

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist (Offshore) – London, Epsom, Glasgow, Bristol to join our Ground Engineering team working in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

As one of the UK’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground engineering. With more than 250 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of ground 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 energy sector, including renewable energy (predominantly offshore wind), offshore and onshore oil & gas and nuclear power.

We’re 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 career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.

Candidates should have the right flare and ability that will help us develop and expand our infrastructure and energy Gotechnics capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding, flexible and outward looking team that can tackle work across a broad spectrum of sectors.

The applicant will be required to carry out and check-review the geotechnical design of foundations for offshore and onshore structures including windfarms and oil and gas facilities. They will be required to lead packages of work and liaise directly with the client and other engineering disciplines. They will also be required to design and specify ground investigations for energy and infrastructure projects, be able to interpret the results from the investigations and to calculate the relevant geotechnical parameters. The applicant should be keen to drive innovation and technical development in the offshore sector.

Applicant to be a Geotechnical Engineer with a proven technical, commercial and project management track record. Excellent technical skills are required relevant to our work in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

The applicant will require:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
  • Chartered status or experience to meet the responsibilities outlined above
  • Experience working as a geotechnical engineer in the offshore energy industry, with experience working with software such as ALP, TZPile, OPile, GRLWeap etc. Able to check and review work to ensure quality is ensured
  • Finite element analysis and coding experience is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients and engineers from other disciplines
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A flair for innovation and a drive for technical development
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas
  • A driving licence is preferable
  • Valid BOSIET and UKOG medical certification, and experience in and a keenness to work offshore on geotechnical survey ships would be beneficial.

Training and Development
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. In addition, we have several initiatives to facilitate strong professional development to match the passion and skills of our talented people post-chartership.

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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