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Senior engineer - geotechnical

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:
The Senior Engineer will look after all design-related geotechnical engineering work on a major water and wastewater facility.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Coordination of engineers and inspectors in the team.
  • The management of a range of geotechnical projects both in the Middle East Region and overseas and the candidate will be expected to travel when required.
  • Supporting/mentoring site management team
  • GI contract administration and preparation of specifications, Interpretation and verification of ground investigation data and parameters to build up a ground model to assist in design.
  • Production of design solutions and drawings, covering a range of project requirements from new build to modification, maintenance, refurbishment and foundation design.
  • Working with engineers of other disciplines in order to produce integrated geotechnical assessments into the overall project delivery.
  • Assessing the geotechnical hazards and risks to projects and communicating appropriate solutions
  • Answering technical queries and requests for information and forward to relevant designers.

Candidate Specification

Essential Candidate Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical discipline) from an accredited University to the approval of the Engineer. Professional Engineering Registration in the United States or a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom or any other recognized Professional Institution would be a distinct advantage.
  • Chartered Engineer/Geologist status and relevant MSc qualification would be advantageous.
  • Minimum fifteen 15 years demonstrable experience in the geotechnical works related to large underground structures. Experience in geotechnical works on Design and Construction of Tunnel is a must.
  • Good analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary
  • Knowledge of geotechnical software packages including Holebase, Slope/W, Seep/W, Wallap and Plaxis would be beneficial.
  • Evidence of working within a safety, quality and environmental management system.
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious.
  • Outward facing, with good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, with good organisational capability.
  • Effective in both verbal and written communication.
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