Geotechnical Engineer

Civil Engineering
210000EW Requisition #

| Salary £29,577-£33,782 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Geotechnics |


Geotechnical Engineer

Location: County Hall, Preston


About the role

We are recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to play a key role in an exciting programme of major infrastructure development and urban regeneration across central Lancashire.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a wide range of schemes including major highway improvements, design and construction of new roads and also renewal or modification of a large property portfolio.  In addition, there is ongoing maintenance of highway and property infrastructure.


In your role you will work with colleagues and assist Senior Engineers to deliver projects. You will be specifying and procuring the geotechnical investigations and providing technical solutions and advice for a wide range of property, highway structures and highway design projects.  You should have a good knowledge of current standards relating to site investigation, geotechnical design, highway design, building/structure foundations and geotechnical construction methods, including a thorough understanding of health and safety requirements. You will be required to write technical reports in different formats, making clear and concise recommendations for various scenarios.


Knowledge of contamination issues and contamination risk assessments would be desirable.


If you have excellent communication skills and a customer focused approach to service delivery we would be delighted to hear from you.  For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact the Geotechnical Manager John Standing on 01772 532293.


We offer an attractive benefits package including:

•           Generous annual leave allocation (25 days rising to 31 days after five years' service plus eight bank holidays and two extra statutory days)

•           Annual leave buy back scheme

•           Local Government Pension scheme

•           Learning and development opportunities

•           Childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice)

•           Flexible working opportunities and relocation expenses (where appropriate)

Further details of the role can be downloaded from the recruitment website. 


What to know more about the Design and Construction Service then go to our dedicated website.


We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.


You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.



We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.



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