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Rendel Ltd
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Geotechnical Jobs
Role Profile
Rendel Limited, an Ingérop company, is a London based multidisciplinary international design and engineering
consultancy firm. We provide customer-focused engineering and technical solutions to clients on major engineering
construction projects worldwide.

We are involved in schemes through its full life-cycle including capital programme and project investment; financing;
development; planning; detailed design; independent design checking; design and interface management; execution;
engineering; value engineering; technical advisory services; and construction supervision services. Rendel’s origins date
back to 1838, making us one of the oldest civil engineering consultancy companies in the UK.

We are proud of our track record of success in global construction markets, providing technical solutions for many
complex infrastructure projects, notably bridges, geotechnical, highways, ports and maritime, rail systems, tunnels
(including immersed tube tunnels) and buildings.

JOB TITLE Geotechnical Engineer


TRAVEL A willingness to travel is essential

 Civil Engineering degree with geotechnical post graduate qualifications
(Candidates with geological degrees will not be considered other than those
that obtained MSc of PhD in soil mechanic or geotechnical engineering from
a reputable university AND can demonstrate sound numerical geotechnical


 Geotechnical consultancy experience on large, complex projects
 Experience in major assignments for a range of Clients in various construction

market sectors



 Undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, as directed, supporting the delivery of high quality outputs

 Assist in the implementation of best practice and procedures

 Assist and support the development and maintenance of a high level of technical capability within the skill area

as may be required to deliver the service offerings targeted for in each market sector

 Adopt procedures for standardisation of work products and deliverables, and peer review to ensure consistency

and excellence in service delivery of the Company’s technical work product

 Implement and adhere to Company procedures in the management, delivery and administration of Services

 Ability to identify appropriate opportunities and prioritise efforts in securing these opportunities to achieve


 Maximise fee income and utilisation

 Monitor time and budgets against assignment programme and agree appropriate actions where necessary

 Uphold the Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities

 Undertake other reasonable duties as requested



 Degree qualified in Civil Engineering with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically related subject from

an accredited college or university

 Preferably UK chartered, or nearly chartered, in a relevant discipline

 Working knowledge of geotechnical and engineering geological processes and design, with a particular

emphasis on data interpretation, design & analysis, construction and advanced numerical modelling

 Working knowledge of Eurocodes and other relevant national and international industry standards, contracts,

methodologies and procedures

 Detailed geotechnical design experience including deep and shallow foundations (vertical and lateral capacity,

settlement), deep excavations, basements, retaining structures, earthworks, soil and rock slope engineering,

ground improvement, seismicity and liquefaction and instrumentation and monitoring

 Ground investigation experience, including design, preparation of tender documents, supervision, interpretation

 Understands the standard basic engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating

 Experience should include large scale (c.£100m+), high profile infrastructure projects, for a range of Clients in

various construction markets

 Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial

 Basic contractual knowledge and experience would be beneficial


 Technical: Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Able to use design skills to propose and deliver

practical solutions to deadline

 Communication: Good interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively to all levels both internally and

with external clients. Capable of presenting and producing written reports to a high standard

 Critical Thinking: Ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear view of overall

priorities. Ability to work under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, whilst delivering high quality work

 Team: Strong team work to contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. Also able to work

independently to a high standard

 Languages: proficient in foreign languages (particularly French and Spanish) is an asset


 Proficient in 2D finite element analysis software (e.g. PLAXIS, Z-soil)

 Experience in the use of geotechnical software (WALLAP, LPile, GPile, DPile, SlopeW, gINT, or equivalent)

 Excellent Microsoft Office Abilities (particularly Excel, C+++)

 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools


 Self-motivated and committed, with a high degree of integrity

 A team player who seeks to positively contribute to the working group with a collaborative attitude

 Convincing in terms of a capacity to translate objectives into effective practical steps

 Able to perform effectively within changing environments; demonstrates willingness and flexibility of availability

to meet business needs

 Demonstrates a strong need to achieve, setting high standards for self and others. Committed to the value of

own role, takes initiative and focuses on improving business performance

 Commitment to own personal development

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