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Geotechnical & Foundation Design Engineer


Balfour Beatty
Location: Derby
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Geotechnical Jobs
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Geotechnical & Foundation Design Engineer


Job number: UK18670

Company/Division: Power Transmission Distribution

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, UK Wide, Derby


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical & Foundation Design Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based across the UK.

Role Purpose:

* To support the Power Transmission & Distribution business by undertaking Geotechnical and Foundation design works, principally for Overhead Transmission Lines but also extending to cabling, substations, utilities, rail and civils.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day basis you will:

* Work closely with Project Teams to determine and maintain common objectives and to ensure work undertaken is appropriate and in accordance with project priorities. Liaise with appropriate personnel to achieve optimum installation procedures. Undertake site visits as necessary to plan and inspect foundation or geotechnical works;
* Embed Safety by Design principles in all activities, including managing safety through appropriate life cycle designs that minimise risks to personnel and property, by ensuring that Health & Safety Regulations and Balfour Beatty procedures and requirements are followed in the design of foundation or geotechnical works;
* Analyse contract documents to ensure correct interpretation of customers/consultants intentions;
* Design foundations and/or geotechnical works so that they may be supplied and constructed in accordance with contract documents and/or current practices;
* Undertake geotechnical desktop assessments, foundation capacity checks and geotechnical risk assessments including the interpretation of ground investigation information;
* Specify ground investigation and testing, piling works and other works;
* Provide designs, volumes and quantities as required for tender submission such that upon contract award, the budget, programme and specification can be achieved;
* Attend testing and undertake supervision of installation as required to verify the suitability of design and quality of construction;
* Correspond as directed with the Business Units, customer, consultant, vendor (sub-contractor) to ensure the achievement of satisfactory progress and quality. Visit sites and offices to discuss and solve problem issues, as appropriate;
* Assist in training of new designers and/or trainees;
* Undertake other such duties as may be required by the Profession Excellence Manager or Programme Design Manager.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualities/experience are essential:

* Degree in Civil Engineering / Engineering Geology;
* Health & safety knowledge;
* Ability to undertake the geotechnical assessment of soils to British Standards and/or Eurocodes;
* Ability to undertake the design of reinforced concrete to British Standards and/or Eurocodes;
* Ability to supervise and manage the production of foundation drawings;
* Knowledge of CDM2015.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

* Geotechnical Engineering / Soil Mechanics qualification;
* Previous experience of OHL foundations e.g. pad/column foundation design;
* Previous experience in the assessment of ground risk and the selection of soil parameters;
* Previous experience of slope stability issues/design;
* Previous experience of BS EN50341;
* Previous Rail or Utility design experience.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at -******

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: -******

Apply Now
Geotechnical & Foundation Design Engineer


Job number: UK18670

Company/Division: Power Transmission Distribution

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, UK Wide, Derby


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical & Foundation Design Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based across the UK.

Role Purpose:

* To support the Power Transmission & Distribution business by undertaking Geotechnical and Foundation design works, principally for Overhead Transmission Lines but also extending to cabling, substations, utilities, rail and civils.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day basis you will:

* Work closely with Project Teams to determine and maintain common objectives and to ensure work undertaken is appropriate and in accordance with project priorities. Liaise with appropriate personnel to achieve optimum installation procedures. Undertake site visits as necessary to plan and inspect foundation or geotechnical works;
* Embed Safety by Design principles in all activities, including managing safety through appropriate life cycle designs that minimise risks to personnel and property, by ensuring that Health & Safety Regulations and Balfour Beatty procedures and requirements are followed in the design of foundation or geotechnical works;
* Analyse contract documents to ensure correct interpretation of customers/consultants intentions;
* Design foundations and/or geotechnical works so that they may be supplied and constructed in accordance with contract documents and/or current practices;
* Undertake geotechnical desktop assessments, foundation capacity checks and geotechnical risk assessments including the interpretation of ground investigation information;
* Specify ground investigation and testing, piling works and other works;
* Provide designs, volumes and quantities as required for tender submission such that upon contract award, the budget, programme and specification can be achieved;
* Attend testing and undertake supervision of installation as required to verify the suitability of design and quality of construction;
* Correspond as directed with the Business Units, customer, consultant, vendor (sub-contractor) to ensure the achievement of satisfactory progress and quality. Visit sites and offices to discuss and solve problem issues, as appropriate;
* Assist in training of new designers and/or trainees;
* Undertake other such duties as may be required by the Profession Excellence Manager or Programme Design Manager.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualities/experience are essential:

* Degree in Civil Engineering / Engineering Geology;
* Health & safety knowledge;
* Ability to undertake the geotechnical assessment of soils to British Standards and/or Eurocodes;
* Ability to undertake the design of reinforced concrete to British Standards and/or Eurocodes;
* Ability to supervise and manage the production of foundation drawings;
* Knowledge of CDM2015.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

* Geotechnical Engineering / Soil Mechanics qualification;
* Previous experience of OHL foundations e.g. pad/column foundation design;
* Previous experience in the assessment of ground risk and the selection of soil parameters;
* Previous experience of slope stability issues/design;
* Previous experience of BS EN50341;
* Previous Rail or Utility design experience.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at -******

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: -******

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