Geotechnical Engineer

Wardell Armstrong
Newcastle Upon Tyne
07 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior & Geotechnical Engineer

Wardell Armstrong is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 12 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, we deliver solutions to challenging problems in Property & Development, Infrastructure & Utilities, and Mining & Minerals.

The Ground Engineering team in Newcastle undertake a broad and diverse range of geotechnical, geological, and geo-environmental projects across all of Wardell Armstrong's key sectors. The position offered forms part of a planned and ongoing expansion of the Newcastle engineering team and comes with the opportunity for career progression.

The Opportunity:

The successful candidate shall be responsible for delivering projects to a high standard, mentoring of junior staff, and supporting innovation and continuous development of the team and output. Specific tasks include but are not limited to: delivery of desk based ground engineering assessments, design and management of ground investigation and monitoring, interpretative reporting including derivation of geotechnical parameters, geotechnical design/analysis (slope stability, retaining walls, piling, settlement etc.), production of geotechnical design reports, and supervision and validation of construction works. Further tasks may include, mineral/geological interpretation, Legacy mining assessment and remediation, waste assessment, hydrogeological field work, contract management, fulfilling of CDM designer and contractor roles. Periods of site work shall be required, typically within the North East of England.


Skills/Experience required:

BSc/BEng in related subject, MSc advantageous;

Ground investigation, UK Specification and common contract knowledge advantageous;

Design of geotechnical structures;

Holebase (or other ground database) experience advantageous;

CDM experience advantageous;

Working towards chartership through a professional institution;

Written report writing skills, and computer software skills; and,

Full driving license.

We offer:

  • Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions.
  • 24 days annual leave per year.
  • Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.
  • Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary.
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Travel Loans.
  • Recruitment Bounty Scheme.

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