Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist - (PPS0000I9)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow-UK Glasgow
  • Oct 13, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.
Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK and Ireland, with over 400 geotechnical and tunnelling engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems.  Our Tunnelling and Ground Engineering team provides technical support to a wide range of infrastructure projects throughout the UK, Ireland and worldwide.
Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomises the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.
About the opportunity:
We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist to join our Glasgow Ground Engineering Team. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your sound technical skills whilst working in an engaging and collaborative team.  You will provide technical leadership, mentoring and advice for the Ground Engineering team, while delivering solutions for numerous clients. As a result, we’re looking for people who have the passion and drive to be involved with major geotechnical projects across a range of sectors, including transport infrastructure, buildings, power and water utilities. You’re already following your purpose and there’s still more to come. Keep developing your skills and explore all that you can do across our global company, with opportunities to share your knowledge along the way.
As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist, you will work as part of a team providing support and advice to the wider Jacobs business and clients as well as acting as task lead on projects. You will lead or assist in the delivery of Geotechnical input to projects.  You will also be required to provide technical guidance and support to less experienced junior engineers and technicians.
There will be opportunities for a wider degree of responsibilities and roles within the Geotechnical team aimed at developing your career as a Geotechnical specialist.
The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
About you:
• MEng degree in Civil Engineering or a degree in Engineering Geology or Geology with a post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering.
• Chartered or have equivalent experience with a commitment to the pursuit of becoming chartered.
• The successful Geotechnical Engineer must have strong technical design skills with experience of geotechnical software – PLAXIS, SlopeW, Holebase, SEEPW etc
• Strong technical leadership and project delivery in a consulting environment
• Ability to progress schemes from inception to design completion with support from others.
• Can effectively communicate with clients, colleagues and outside agencies and build effective working relationships and always aiming to exceeding client expectations
• Experienced & confident with report writing and presentation skills
• Adheres to all Codes of Practice, Design Standards and Health and Safety Regulations
• Flexibility to travel for work.
• Experience of Design & Build Contracts.
• Preparation of tender submissions.
• Experienced in the execution of major projects.
• Full driving license.
Why Jacobs?
We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.
Our Culture
At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.
We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.
We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.
When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.
To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location

: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow-UK Glasgow

Job Posting

: Oct 12, 2020, 12:58:52 PM


: Geoscience



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

UK Glasgow 
95 Bothwell Street  
 Glasgow G2 7HX
Capabilities: Geotechnical and Tunnel