Geotechnical Engineer

Our client has an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineer to join the established team based in the Glasgow area.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years design experience in civil/ geotechnical engineering consultancy, actively working toward achieving chartership status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and be looking for an opportunity for career progression. The job will require a motivated individual who is technically and commercially capable as well as a good communicator.

The individual will be a geotechnical engineer or engineering geologist with design experience in some or all of the following: earthwork design, slope stability, foundation design, pile design, soil nailing, ground anchors, gravity and embedded retaining wall design and report writing as well as knowledge of Eurocode and CDM regulations. Rail experience would be an advantage. A good knowledge of Autocad and Slope/W is required as well as general design and MS Office software.

The ideal candidate should be able to:

* Prepare fee proposals and help the company to win work and maintaining good relationships with clients.
* Prepare desk studies, ground investigation scopes and specifications.
* Identify the key geotechnical risks that could affect our projects and propose appropriate management measures.
* Undertake concept & detailed design.
* Prepare technical reports (e.g. Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Design reports).
* Manage the commercial side of the project to ensure achieving good balance between technical excellence and project profitability.
* Able to communicate design via clear and well-presented drawings.
* Work with fellow colleagues to meet deadline and support less experienced engineers.
* Have the ability to learn and expand his/her knowledge.


* Degree qualified in civil engineering plus MSc in geotechnical engineering or MSc in engineering geology.
* Clean driving licence.

Salary and benefits:

* Competitive salary
* Paid Overtime
* Annual discretionary bonus
* 21 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (flexibility taken)
* Company Pension Scheme
* ICE approved training agreement

If this role is of interest to you or if you are searching for other roles relating to Geotechnical or Geoenvironmental Engineering please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Howells on 01792 365 000 or E-mail .

We have many more vacancies available on our website at This is a permanent role. Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

published: 21 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.