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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Rendel Ltd
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Geotechnical Jobs
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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 Senior Geotechnical Engineer

LOCATION London

TRAVEL A willingness to travel and international experience are essential

 Civil engineering degree with relevant post graduate geotechnical /
engineering geology qualification(s)
 Candidates with geological degrees will not be considered, other than

those that also have an MSc/PhD in soil mechanics/geotechnical
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS engineering and demonstrate sound numerical geotechnical experience.

 Substantial experience in major international assignments in various
construction markets

 “Hands on” geotechnical design engineer with experience managing projects,
budgets and resources

JOB DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Lead and undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, supporting the delivery of high quality outputs

 “Hands on” geotechnical design engineer capable to work fully independently and as part of a team

 Act as assignment manager, producing and overseeing technical delivery, commercial aspects, financial controls

(forecasting & budgeting), planning, resourcing and troubleshooting

 Assist and support a high level of technical capability within the skill area as may be required to deliver the
service offerings targeted

 Assist with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required,

mentoring fellow engineers, supporting staff recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’

and procedures

 Assist Graduates through the processes and requirements for completion of their Chartership

 Assist in providing appropriate resources for the successful delivery of assignments in the UK and overseas,

maximising fee income

 Assist Market Sector Leader to source and develop business opportunities, producing tenders, and building

client relationships in the UK and overseas

 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

 Maintain strong relationships with other disciplines within the firm and promote cross functional working

 Embrace organisational change and influence others to modify behaviour and attitudes as required


 Observe and maintain Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities

 Undertake other reasonable duties as requested

PERSON SPECIFICATION

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

 Civil engineering degree with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically or engineering geology related

subject from an accredited college or university. Ideally a Chartered engineer

 Demonstrable international and site experience, predominantly in large scale (c.£100m+) infrastructure

projects, for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors

 Capable “hands on” geotechnical designer. Detailed 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

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

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

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

 Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial

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

methodologies and procedures

 Experience at Assignment Manager and Designer level with a proven record of managing and delivering

assignments to programme and budget

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

 Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with key clients

 People management experience e.g. general employee welfare, carrying our appraisals, training and

development, involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities

IT SKILLS

 Competent user of 2D and 3D finite element analysis software (e.g. PLAXIS, Z-soil)

 Proficient in other 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

COMPETENCIES

 Technical: Strong skills and knowledge, undertakes tasks in a cogent manner involving the wider team as

needed

 Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people

effectively. Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills

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

priorities. Ability to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met, whilst maintaining a high quality of work

 Team: Excellent team working skills; able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in

a matrix environment

 Leadership: Demonstrates high standards, seeks to exceed client expectations and create a collaborative and

supportive environment. Mentoring skills to train and develop other engineers and technicians

 Project Management: Results orientated with a strong drive to deliver success, a proven ability to manage

small – medium budgets, projects and programmes of work to agreed targets and priorities. Able to make

timely, rational decisions with the information available and understands when to seek guidance and support


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

PERSONAL STYLE AND BEHAVIOUR

 Committed with a high degree of integrity

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

 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 personal and business performance

 Demonstrates willingness and flexibility of availability to meet business needs

 Able to perform effectively within changing environments; modifies own style to achieve results
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 Senior Geotechnical Engineer

LOCATION London

TRAVEL A willingness to travel and international experience are essential

 Civil engineering degree with relevant post graduate geotechnical /
engineering geology qualification(s)
 Candidates with geological degrees will not be considered, other than

those that also have an MSc/PhD in soil mechanics/geotechnical
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS engineering and demonstrate sound numerical geotechnical experience.

 Substantial experience in major international assignments in various
construction markets

 “Hands on” geotechnical design engineer with experience managing projects,
budgets and resources

JOB DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Lead and undertake assignments in the UK and overseas, supporting the delivery of high quality outputs

 “Hands on” geotechnical design engineer capable to work fully independently and as part of a team

 Act as assignment manager, producing and overseeing technical delivery, commercial aspects, financial controls

(forecasting & budgeting), planning, resourcing and troubleshooting

 Assist and support a high level of technical capability within the skill area as may be required to deliver the
service offerings targeted

 Assist with the organisation and management of the technical staff, acting as a line manager as required,

mentoring fellow engineers, supporting staff recruitment, training, CPD and implementation of ‘Best Practice’

and procedures

 Assist Graduates through the processes and requirements for completion of their Chartership

 Assist in providing appropriate resources for the successful delivery of assignments in the UK and overseas,

maximising fee income

 Assist Market Sector Leader to source and develop business opportunities, producing tenders, and building

client relationships in the UK and overseas

 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

 Maintain strong relationships with other disciplines within the firm and promote cross functional working

 Embrace organisational change and influence others to modify behaviour and attitudes as required


 Observe and maintain Company Health and Safety Policy across all activities

 Undertake other reasonable duties as requested

PERSON SPECIFICATION

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

 Civil engineering degree with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnically or engineering geology related

subject from an accredited college or university. Ideally a Chartered engineer

 Demonstrable international and site experience, predominantly in large scale (c.£100m+) infrastructure

projects, for a range of Clients in various construction market sectors

 Capable “hands on” geotechnical designer. Detailed 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

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

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

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

 Geomorphologic, coastal and maritime experience would be beneficial

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

methodologies and procedures

 Experience at Assignment Manager and Designer level with a proven record of managing and delivering

assignments to programme and budget

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

 Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with key clients

 People management experience e.g. general employee welfare, carrying our appraisals, training and

development, involvement in resourcing and recruitment activities

IT SKILLS

 Competent user of 2D and 3D finite element analysis software (e.g. PLAXIS, Z-soil)

 Proficient in other 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

COMPETENCIES

 Technical: Strong skills and knowledge, undertakes tasks in a cogent manner involving the wider team as

needed

 Communication: Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate, listen and influence all levels of people

effectively. Excellent reporting / writing and strong presentation skills

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

priorities. Ability to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met, whilst maintaining a high quality of work

 Team: Excellent team working skills; able to lead, contribute to and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in

a matrix environment

 Leadership: Demonstrates high standards, seeks to exceed client expectations and create a collaborative and

supportive environment. Mentoring skills to train and develop other engineers and technicians

 Project Management: Results orientated with a strong drive to deliver success, a proven ability to manage

small – medium budgets, projects and programmes of work to agreed targets and priorities. Able to make

timely, rational decisions with the information available and understands when to seek guidance and support


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

PERSONAL STYLE AND BEHAVIOUR

 Committed with a high degree of integrity

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

 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 personal and business performance

 Demonstrates willingness and flexibility of availability to meet business needs

 Able to perform effectively within changing environments; modifies own style to achieve results
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