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Golder Associates Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer in EDINBURGH, United Kingdom

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has a new opportunity for an Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer to join our Ground Engineering team on a full-time basis based in Edinburgh or Bourne End.

The Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer will provide geotechnical input and expertise on a range of civil engineering and mining projects, and in other project environments as required, both in the UK and internationally.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for project management and delegation of tasks to other engineers and geologists;

  • Carry out geotechnical assessments and detailed designs of rock and soil slopes and to a lesser extent underground excavations, including rock mass classification (Q, RMR, GSI), with associated LE and FE stability assessment modelling, kinematic analysis and reporting;

  • Design, planning and execution of geotechnical site investigations, including logging of rock and soil core, sampling for laboratory testing and field testing;

  • Development of geological and engineering geological / geotechnical models from site investigation data. 3D visualisation of geological and geotechnical models ideally using Vulcan software;

  • Assist in the production of technical reports and proposals;

  • Engage in business development activities, identifying and pursuing (when appropriate) opportunities for Golder;

  • Develop new and existing client relationships, maintaining regular contact and managing expectations;

  • Train and mentor team members and train client engineers and geologists in geotechnical data collection best practice;

  • Be recognised as a mentor and role model, offering motivation and encouragement to achieve results;

  • Project based travel and site work, working away both in the UK and overseas. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client needs;

  • Display a ‘safety first’ attitude in line with an interdependent health and safety culture, promote positive health and safety, raise safety issues through the appropriate channels and adhere to Golder health and safety policy and procedures;

This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature of the main duties as they currently exist but it is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule of tasks. The post holder is expected to work flexibly and respond positively to changing business needs.

Qualifications - External

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Qualified to MSc level within geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, mining, or engineering geology;

  • Demonstrable experience of advanced numerical modelling methods (FEM as a minimum with DEM desirable).;

  • Developed technical report writing skills;

  • Experience of geotechnical data collection, from planning through to execution (from both face mapping and geotechnical core, including familiarity with core orientation techniques);

  • Experience of ground investigation / drill programme management inclusive of Health and Safety management;

  • Experience in the detailed design of rock and soil slope stabilisation, including rockfall mitigation;

  • Experience in the detailed design of reinforced earth, soil reinforcement and embedded retaining wall design would be desirable;

  • Experience in the detailed design of underground openings in rock would be desirable

  • Commercial understanding of consultancy;

  • Experience of the RocScience suite of software (Dips, RocFall, Slide, RocData, Swedge, UnWedge etc);

  • Strong project and task management skills;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (in English);

  • Ability to liaise with clients and build/develop relationships effectively;

  • Effective business developer and networker, both internally and externally;

  • Ability to work independently, display initiative and decision-making skills;

  • Positive approach to working as a mentor and in a team environment;

  • Full driving licence; and

  • Willingness and ability to travel in the UK and internationally.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Title: *Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer *


Other Locations: GB-GB-BOURNE END

Requisition ID: 21000846