Senior Geotechnical Engineer (EPSGEMAN01)



Competitive Salary & Benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Greater Manchester -- Manchester

Job Type

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Closing date
30 Jun 2021 23:59

Service line
Ground Solutions

About the role

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BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Senior Geotechnical Engineer to be based preferably in our Nottingham, Birmingham or Manchester team.

The Ground Solutions team are looking to build upon their existing geotechnical capability, and you will be one of the key members in a thriving engineering environment. From desk study to design you will be involved in every stage of project delivery.

You will be expected to take a key technical role on a wide range of diverse and interesting geotechnical projects; providing innovative commercial solutions to the projects in which they are involved.

Our work is varied and widespread, supporting our clients on projects throughout the UK and abroad. The ideal candidate will be willing to accept the challenges for what they are and thrive within a growing and diverse engineering environment.

About the team

BWB is a leading Engineering and Environmental Consultancy. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality environmental and engineering consultancy services to corporate, industrial, development and financial clients across a variety of sectors. 

Our Environment Group is made up of highly qualified individuals with extensive experience in the Geotechnics, Contaminated Land, Ecology, Flood Risk, Air Quality and Acoustic disciplines.  The Environment Group works either as part of multi-disciplinary BWB project teams or independently for a range of key clients.  We provide timely and cost effective ground consultancy services to the development and property sector on projects of any type or size. 

About you

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a geotechnical related discipline with experience in a geotechnical site and design team. Ideally, they will be progressing towards chartership within a relevant professional institution.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate good experience and working knowledge of the following areas of work:

  • Experience of managing and supervising geotechnical investigations including soil and rock logging, soil and groundwater sampling and in-situ testing.
  • Delivery of geotechnical projects and reports with working knowledge of UK design codes (including EC7 Part 1, and UK annexes), standards and specifications.
  • Geotechnical design experience including design of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures and slopes.
  • Knowledge of historical mining issues, and other geotechnical issues within the extractive industry.
  • Familiarity in the use of geotechnical software, including but not limited to: settlement analysis, slope stability, Plaxis 2D and 3D. Experience in the use of other geotechnical software would be considered an advantage.
  • Competency with the MS Office suite of programs and strong communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget with a strong focus on client care is essential, as is a willingness to travel. A full driving license is essential. A basic understanding of UK legislation relating to ground contamination and developing awareness of how risks and liabilities will impact upon land ownership and development would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work within a team on multi-disciplinary schemes, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work with contractors on major earthwork schemes.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  •       Investors in People Platinum standard
  •       A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  •       An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession. We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  •        A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  •        Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  •        Life Assurance 4x salary.
  •        Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  •        Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  •        Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  •        Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  •        Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  •        Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  •        Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  •        Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  •        1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  •        2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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