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Senior Geotechnical Consultant

Job Introduction

We are looking for a versatile and highly motivated individual to join our energetic and successful Geoenvironmental Division as a Senior Geotechnical Consultant in London. We are offering a competitive basic salary of £30,000 -  £40,000 depending on skills and experience.  

Role Responsibility

  • Responsible for management, financial and technical input to projects, including provision of proposals, project planning, management of resources (office or site based) and sub-contractors, completion of appropriate scheduling of laboratory testing, site monitoring, data assessment, reporting and financial performance.
  • Engagement in direct account management and development as part of an Account Management Team.
  • Work with others to develop plans to grow the provision of geotechnical services to existing and new clients.
  • To effectively communicate and manage a delivery team to achieve a project brief through provision of efficient and professional services.
  • With minimal support  Able to work independently and autonomously, but with appropriate supervision when needed from an appropriate person at a Director grade, to provide solutions to technical problems and write technical reports, also acting as an approving signatory for geotechnical work produced by the business.
  • To work within and be a champion for, the company health, safety and environmental policies.
  • When requested, to provide input to Company initiatives and to demonstrate an understanding of and comply with legislation, Company policies and procedures and work within agreed resources.
  • Contribute to the achievement of Company objectives through positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, with clients and with suppliers and to promote the Company and its services to others.
  • Undertake ongoing CPD, act as a coach/mentor to junior staff and others to improve skills and knowledge across the business and lead by example to share both knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • To assist others in the identification of resource requirements and gaps in skills and knowledge across the business and support the recruitment process.

Essential Experience:

  • A track record of managing the practical, technical and financial aspects of ground investigation & design projects.
  • Able to produce/input into detailed proposals and tenders for SI and geotechnical design work.
  • To demonstrate the ability to design conceptual models to understand geological conditions through desk study in advance of ground investigation, including the assessment of geotechnical risks review of viable geotechnical solutions and constraints to development.
  • To demonstrate a thorough understanding of geotechnical investigation techniques, sampling and in-situ testing.
  • To demonstrate a thorough understanding of appropriate laboratory tests, their scheduling and interpretation and together with associated British Standards.
  • To demonstrate the ability to prepare/review ground investigation reports compliant to BS5930 / EC7.
  • To demonstrate a thorough understanding in the development of appropriate ground models and associated ground water and geotechnical design parameters for slopes, earthworks, road pavements, retaining walls, ground improvement and foundations.
  • To demonstrate a thorough understanding of appropriate ULS & SLS design methods for shallow and deep foundations , piles, retaining walls, earthworks, pavements, geotechnical structures (e.g. reinforced earth, soil nailed slopes), ground improvement, slope stability. High level of competence in using industry standard geotechnical software design packages and ability to rigorously review designs prepared by junior staff members.
  • To demonstrate a high standard of working knowledge of the requirements and guidance provided by appropriate British Standards National Regulatory Authorities (e.g. Highways England, Network Rail, Environment Agency etc) and specialist guidance prepared by BRECIRIA and other similar bodies .
  • Preferably (but not essential) experience of producing reports in compliance with Highways England CD622 and Network Rail Standards.
  • •To demonstrate an ability to review factual reports and write clear and concise Geotechnical Interpretive Reports (GIR) and Geotechnical Design Reports (GDR).
  • •An effective track record in negotiations with regulatory authorities.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject and preferably a secondary qualification such as an MSc, or geotechnical or engineering related qualification.
  • Demonstration of equivalent qualification or experience.
  • A full UK Driving Licence (manual).
  • Membership of professional organisation, chartered or working towards chartership and ROGEP.
  • Suitable experience in site supervision of investigation works to either complete or direct others in the completion of.

  • Sound communication and personal effectiveness skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the business, with clients, subcontractors and other third parties (regulators, statutory consultees, etc.)

  • Demonstrate growing aptitude for undertaking and supporting business development activities via establishing and maintaining client relationships.

Package Description

We know that people are at their best when they are in a positive working environment, where they are encouraged to use their skills and where they have the opportunity to progress and become fulfilled. We want to attract and retain quality people so we have put together the following package of benefits:

Lifestyle & Family

  • 24 Days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Employer matched pension contribution scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – when you need support, we make sure it’s readily available for you from an independent provider 24/7 365 days a year
  • Wellbeing centre – access to healthy eating ideas, work outs and mediation guides
  • Discounts & cashback platform – exclusive access to deals from over 800 retailers where you can both spend money and earn cashback on every day expenses
  • Referral bonus – as a growing company, we are always looking to bring in talented individuals that fit our community. If you recommend someone that joins us, you’ll be rewarded every time.
  • Healthcare cashback scheme - claim back the cost of every day healthcare bills - from fillings and acupuncture to a new pair of specs. Our scheme also provides access to GP services 24/7 and expert health information.
  • Supportive family policies - whatever your parenting journey is, we will offer support when you need it.
  • Enhanced parental leave - we stand above other companies in our field, offering a significantly enhanced scheme for maternity and paternity leave.

Environmental

  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme – lease a fully electric car through salary sacrifice, paying for it out of your gross salary before tax and national insurance is calculated.
  • Cycle to work scheme - whether you want a new bike, equipment or both, Cycle to Work will save you from 32% to 47% on the total cost.
  • Environmental initiatives - each year we take part in World Environment Day initiatives to continue in our mission to protect people and planet, such as planting trees and seagrass as part of biodiversity regeneration projects.

 

Working Culture

  • Our Social Value Fund gives our people the chance to make a positive difference. Our employees can request financial support for sponsorship or donations and volunteering leave for causes that matter to them.
  • Social events – held at regular intervals allowing you to spend some down time with your colleagues.
  • Charity sports events – fancy taking part in a half marathon or a sponsored bike ride? We’re always looking at ways we can offer our services or sponsorship to give something back to our people and local communities.
  • Connected communication systems - online chat, working groups for things you’re passionate about, blogs, employee representative groups and more.
  • Team meetings - we love to get together (in person or online) whenever we can, to discuss what we’re up to within our team and the wider Lucion community.
  • Long term career development – we have a nationwide presence with more than 500 employees operating across 12 specialist sectors including energy, healthcare, offshore, infrastructure, agriculture and land development. This means we can offer a wide range of career opportunities to those who share our commitment to making a positive difference to the environment.

About the Company

Lucion is a purpose-driven, beyond net-zero company, dedicated to protecting people from hazardous environments and protecting the environment from the impacts of people. Our name, Luc (to illuminate) / ion (to take action), reflects our purpose, to shed light on challenges and take action.

We facilitate the sustainable development of clients across 12 key sectors worldwide providing risk mitigation services through inspection, assessment and advisory services. Our commitment to quality across those areas is reflected in our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 accreditations. We are the first choice for a safer and more sustainable future.

When you join Lucion you join more than just another set of work colleagues; we are a like-minded community with a shared vision. That vision is simple: we are committed to protecting people and the planet.

When you come to work with us you soon realise how important our role is in keeping people safe and the environment protected. In return you will have the backing and support of colleagues who will always help each other, not just some days, but every day.

We have a clear purpose and a shared set of values, embedded into everything that we do. We would love you to help shape them in the future!

Lucion is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to treating all individuals in a fair and equal manner by creating an inclusive and open environment. 

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