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Geotechnical Engineer

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Geotechnical Engineer
Contract position - 6months
West London
We are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to work on a contract basis for an Oil & Gas EPC client
located in West London
A degree in geotechnical engineering from an accredited college or university.
Chartered Engineer or accreditation in an appropriate engineering discipline from a recognized
licensing board.
Must be familiar (both office and field experience) with geotechnical site investigations, including
planning, development, contracting and execution of geotechnical and geophysical programs.
Evaluates available geotechnical data and evaluate corresponding geotechnical design parameters.
Performs geotechnical analysis and design for deep and shallow foundations, sheet pile structures
and other geotechnical related structures or structural elements.
Assesses dynamic impedance of individual and group piles. Supports pile installations by developing
driving criteria and conducting driveability analyses.
Is familiar with machine foundations - dynamic response and associated designs.
Performs pavement design and analysis.
Performs geotechnical assessments and related design related to settlement, lateral foundation
design, pile capacity determination (including downdrag).
Evaluates or designs preloading systems, including the related settlement and time-rate analyses.
Supports construction heavy-lift assessments and designs.
Candidate should have expertise with related geotechnical in-situ and laboratory testing.
Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award
recommendations for geotechnical engineering investigations and related construction tools, methods,
equipment and subcontracts.

Coordinates geotechnical work with other technical disciplines and provides technical direction on
specialty issues.
Thorough knowledge of geotechnical and familiarity of hydrology engineering services techniques, the
design of engineered systems, and design calculations.
Understanding of industry or regulatory codes, standards and design criteria pertinent to the
geotechnical and related engineering disciplines.
Understanding of principles, with working knowledge of precedents and practices, in the geotechnical
area and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines.
Specific computer applications including PLAXIS-3D, FLAC-3D, UniSettle, LPILE, SASSI, APILE,
GROUP, Shaft, Dyna5, GRLWEAP and Surfer.
Working knowledge of non-linear constitutive models for geological material as applied in FEM codes.
Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate
knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D), finite element methods, lateral and vertical pile capacity, slope
stability, and other relevant standard computer applications to perform the work.
For more details please apply & we will get in touch with further details & to progress an application to
our client.

Matt McDonald
Civil/Foundations design engineer
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Mott MacDonald below ground heavy
civils and geotechnical engineering
capability is recognised as authorative
and cutting edge. The Foundations
and Geotechnics Sub Division
specialise in all aspects of
foundations, Geotechnics and
tunnelling, and contribute to some of
the largest and most demanding
structures in the world. These projects
range from Crossrail in London,
Victoria Station Upgrade, Doha Metro,
Northern Line Extension, London
Heathrow Terminal 2B and HS2
amongst numerous others.
The Civil/Foundations Engineer will
join an experienced team and work on
a wide range of projects at various
levels of responsibility and delivery.
Longer term you will be presented
with varied and exciting career
opportunities within a dynamic team.

Job Description

You will be involved in structural

analysis, design and project
management. There is also potential
for you to take significant
responsibility within the teams,
dependent on your experience todate.
Core responsibilities will include:

Candidate Specification

Design foundations and

substructures associated with
large underground spaces
such as deep basements or
metro boxes

Design retaining wall systems

Design major temporary

works associated with
underground structures

Design to current Eurocodes

Be fully conversant with

soil/structure interaction
issues associated with belowground structures

Undertake budgeting and

cost control

Manage design work for other

team members

Travel as necessary for

project delivery

It is expected that you will bring

sufficient Ground Engineering and
Civil Engineering experience to the
existing team and be able to deliver
projects under the support and
guidance of our principal engineers
and project managers.
Essential requirements:

Degree in Civil Engineering or

Geotechnical Engineering or
equivalent but with a
preference for a Masters in
Civil Engineering or

High level experience in


Additional experience in
offshore foundation design
e.g. wind turbines, would be

Knowledge of client liaison

and building relationships

Understand the dynamics of

working with, and contributing
to, a team

Track record in major projects

Be an effective communicator
both written and spoken, with
all levels of staff and clients

Prepared to travel nationally

and internationally as needed
for any project