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Engineer (Geotechnical / Tunnels)

Job Profile

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.
A core aim is to make a sustainable difference to the world we live in.
That translates into a focus on understanding our clients and their customers, to deliver outcomes that add value.
Mott MacDonald takes local knowledge and insight and pairs it with international expertise to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.


Mobilising innovative thinking, cross-sector collaboration, and the immense talent of our people – who include designers, engineers, project and programme managers, management consultants, planners, economists, cost consultants, technology experts, and infrastructure finance specialists – Mott MacDonald adds real value and delivers world-leading outcomes.

Our presence in Hong Kong goes back to 1957 with iconic projects delivered including the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, Tsing Ma Bridge and more recently, the Hong Kong International Airport 3rd Runway and Concourse Scheme Design, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge Detailed Design and the MTR Shatin to Central Link - Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan stations and tunnels.

With almost 400 dedicated employees in Hong Kong, connected to the expertise of over 16,000 staff in 150 countries worldwide, we improve people’s lives through better economic development, better social outcomes, better businesses and a better return on your investment.
We provide innovative engineering designs and management solutions across the built environment, to help our clients fund, plan, design, deliver and sustain their goals.


Opening opportunities through connected thinking.

Job Description

Reporting to a Principal Engineer, you will work on studies, investigations, designs and reports on geotechnical aspects of infrastructure and buildings projects ranging from major tunnel and underground works, foundations, reclamation as well as road, rail and other developments.

Your Next Challenge
  • Have a central role in the analysis of geotechnical conditions and development of engineering designs to address these as part of the planning, design and implementation of major infrastructure and buildings works
  • Interpretation of ground conditions, evaluate design assumptions, and use this in undertaking design calculations
  • Undertake tunnel, geotechnical and structural design work as required using suites of appropriate software, including numerical analysis, for inclusion in reports and production of detailed design drawings
  • Support our geotechnical specialists in analysing geotechnical situations and developing appropriate, cost effective design solutions

Candidate Specification

What You’ll Need
  • Experience in numerical modelling of soft soils
  • Proficient in the use of leading commercial geotechnical finite element software such as Plaxis
  • Capable of setting up and running models with minimal supervision
  • A solid grounding in the theory of soil mechanics and soil structure interaction together with an understanding of input parameters, generating predictive soil models and critically interpreting the output of the modelling software
  • A team player with good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in the design and numerical modelling of ground improvement is desirable
  • Good command of spoken and written English; fluency in Cantonese is desirable
  • Candidate with higher degrees (PhD, Master Degree, MPhil) in soil mechanics / geotechnical engineering is preferred
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