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Geotechnical Engineer, Edinburgh


WSP
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Geotechnical Jobs
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About the Role:

Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has a new opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Ground Engineering team on a full-time basis based in Edinburgh.

A typical week would include:

You will provide geotechnical input and expertise on a range of civil engineering and mining projects, and in other project environments as required, both in the UK and internationally.

* Be responsible for project management and delegation of tasks to other engineers and geologists;

* Carry out geotechnical assessments and detailed designs of rock and soil slopes and to a lesser extent underground excavations, including rock mass classification (Q, RMR, GSI), with associated LE and FE stability assessment modelling, kinematic analysis and reporting;

* Design, planning and execution of geotechnical site investigations, including logging of rock and soil core, sampling for laboratory testing and field testing;

* Development of geological and engineering geological / geotechnical models from site investigation data. 3D visualisation of geological and geotechnical models ideally using Vulcan software;

* Assist in the production of technical reports and proposals;

* Engage in business development activities, identifying and pursuing (when appropriate) opportunities for Golder;

* Develop new and existing client relationships, maintaining regular contact and managing expectations;

* Train and mentor team members and train client engineers and geologists in geotechnical data collection best practice;

* Be recognised as a mentor and role model, offering motivation and encouragement to achieve results;

* Project based travel and site work, working away both in the UK and overseas. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client needs;

* Display a ‘safety first’ attitude in line with an interdependent health and safety culture, promote positive health and safety, raise safety issues through the appropriate channels and adhere to Golder health and safety policy and procedures;

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Qualified to MSc level within geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, mining, or engineering geology;

* Full UK Driving Licence

* Demonstrable experience of advanced numerical modelling methods (FEM as a minimum with DEM desirable).

* Developed technical report writing skills;

* Experience of geotechnical data collection, from planning through to execution (from both face mapping and geotechnical core, including familiarity with core orientation techniques);

* Experience of ground investigation / drill programme management inclusive of Health and Safety management;

* Experience in the detailed design of rock and soil slope stabilisation, including rockfall mitigation;

* Experience in the detailed design of reinforced earth, soil reinforcement and embedded retaining wall design would be desirable;

* Experience in the detailed design of underground openings in rock would be desirable

* Commercial understanding of consultancy;

* Experience of the RocScience suite of software (Dips, RocFall, Slide, RocData, Swedge, UnWedge etc);

* Strong project and task management skills;

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (in English);

* Ability to liaise with clients and build/develop relationships effectively;

* Effective business developer and networker, both internally and externally;

* Ability to work independently, display initiative and decision-making skills;

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

#LI-RF1
About the Role:

Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has a new opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Ground Engineering team on a full-time basis based in Edinburgh.

A typical week would include:

You will provide geotechnical input and expertise on a range of civil engineering and mining projects, and in other project environments as required, both in the UK and internationally.

* Be responsible for project management and delegation of tasks to other engineers and geologists;

* Carry out geotechnical assessments and detailed designs of rock and soil slopes and to a lesser extent underground excavations, including rock mass classification (Q, RMR, GSI), with associated LE and FE stability assessment modelling, kinematic analysis and reporting;

* Design, planning and execution of geotechnical site investigations, including logging of rock and soil core, sampling for laboratory testing and field testing;

* Development of geological and engineering geological / geotechnical models from site investigation data. 3D visualisation of geological and geotechnical models ideally using Vulcan software;

* Assist in the production of technical reports and proposals;

* Engage in business development activities, identifying and pursuing (when appropriate) opportunities for Golder;

* Develop new and existing client relationships, maintaining regular contact and managing expectations;

* Train and mentor team members and train client engineers and geologists in geotechnical data collection best practice;

* Be recognised as a mentor and role model, offering motivation and encouragement to achieve results;

* Project based travel and site work, working away both in the UK and overseas. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client needs;

* Display a ‘safety first’ attitude in line with an interdependent health and safety culture, promote positive health and safety, raise safety issues through the appropriate channels and adhere to Golder health and safety policy and procedures;

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

* Qualified to MSc level within geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, mining, or engineering geology;

* Full UK Driving Licence

* Demonstrable experience of advanced numerical modelling methods (FEM as a minimum with DEM desirable).

* Developed technical report writing skills;

* Experience of geotechnical data collection, from planning through to execution (from both face mapping and geotechnical core, including familiarity with core orientation techniques);

* Experience of ground investigation / drill programme management inclusive of Health and Safety management;

* Experience in the detailed design of rock and soil slope stabilisation, including rockfall mitigation;

* Experience in the detailed design of reinforced earth, soil reinforcement and embedded retaining wall design would be desirable;

* Experience in the detailed design of underground openings in rock would be desirable

* Commercial understanding of consultancy;

* Experience of the RocScience suite of software (Dips, RocFall, Slide, RocData, Swedge, UnWedge etc);

* Strong project and task management skills;

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (in English);

* Ability to liaise with clients and build/develop relationships effectively;

* Effective business developer and networker, both internally and externally;

* Ability to work independently, display initiative and decision-making skills;

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

#LI-RF1
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