Experienced geotechnical engineer H/F

LOCATION: Verneuil-en-Halatte (60), FRANCE


The position is in the field of geotechnical expertise applied to hazard awareness and risk prevention, in terms of people, property and environmental safety, in the areas of underground storage and geostructures, cavities and new uses of underground space as part of the global energy transition.

Your expertise activity is part of the Institute's tripod, based on applied research, expertise in support of public policies as well as consulting services to companies in France and abroad. You carry out hazard and risk assessment studies concerning:

  • the security and long-term evolution of underground structures, infrastructures and geosystems subjected to coupled geomechanical, hydraulic and thermal phenomena that characterize the complex physical response of underground systems to industrial projects over their life cycle: design, exploitation and abandonment. You rely on your group's skills in integrated expertise, multi-physics numerical modeling and multi-parameter field monitoring and also on partners;
  • Anthropogenic or natural cavities and rocky fronts, abandoned or upgraded underground structures subjected to water-rock and geomaterial interactions, involving diagnosis and investigations by numerical modeling, field auscultation and lab tests. You recommend risk mitigation strategies.

In addition to these missions, you perform a technical and scientific monitoring on emerging new uses of the underground space and potential risks linked to these. Finally, you contribute to the influence and the valorization of the activities of the Direction through communications, publications and the organization of events.

Mobilities of short duration in France and abroad, with periodic trips to Nancy.


Holder of an engineering degree and / or a doctoral thesis in geotechnical engineering, you have 5 years of professional experience directly related to underground works or industries exploiting underground resources. Your basic knowledge of risk analysis methods, your dynamism as well as the quality of your relationship and your customer contact are assets in the development of the activity of your group and your success in new projects. Your rigor and your synthetical mind complete your writing and oral fluency (reports, presentations), including in English (read, written, spoken).

posted: 01 August 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.