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Senior Geotechnical & Instrumentation Engineer

Job details
Posting date: 23 August 2019
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 September 2019
Location: Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2EE
Company: Mott MacDonald
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 41627BR_1566568549

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We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Geotechnical and Instrumentation Engineer in our Croydon office to work in partnership with the Principal Engineer (Groundwater and Instrumentation), providing specialist technical advice both internally and externally. This position presents an excellent opportunity to: work with a wide range of global clients on multi-disciplinary projects; be at the forefront of developing our I&M capability; grow the team; and will enable you to broaden your experience and skills.

You will be responsible for undertaking and supervising ground movement assessments (including trigger level derivation and review/revision following baseline monitoring period). In addition you will be responsible for all aspects of design and implementation of fit-for-purpose surveys and monitoring systems (including appropriate application of innovative, emerging monitoring technologies where appropriate) for both temporary and permanent works (from baseline to post-construction/ operation).

You will work closely with Geotechnical Engineers, Structural Engineers and Clients during the design process to undertake appropriate assessments, derive reasonable trigger levels and provide fit-for-purpose monitoring solutions for Clients and Contractors on both national and overseas projects. Client liaison, and support to negotiations with 3rd party asset owners will be a key aspect of this role.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with Geotechnical/ Structural Engineers across the business units within Metros & Civils and the wider business for early design to understand the civil engineering and construction aspects of the project, identifying 3rd party asset sensitivity and understanding potential GMA/ PDA and survey/ monitoring requirements
  • Supervise/ undertake assessments of excavation induced ground movements, and evaluate potential response of existing structures to movements to define trigger levels for the implementation of contingency measures
  • Design and implementation of geotechnical and structural surveys and monitoring systems at scheme wide or asset specific levels including Instrumentation and Monitoring (I&M) inputs to any reports supporting engineering design for Clients or 3rd parties
  • Providing documents for Sub-Contractor procurement such as I&M specifications, schedules, and plans (2D drawings or 3D model inputs)
  • Direction and review of Instrumentation and Monitoring (I&M) design activities undertaken by Graduate engineers
  • Review of baseline monitoring data for environmental influences, and revision of trigger levels (where appropriate)
  • Analysis and interpretation of monitoring data for risk management during construction and validation of design assumptions

Does this sound like you?

As a Geotechnical professional with an enthusiasm for Instrumentation and Monitoring, you have experience in undertaking movement assessments, defining trigger levels and the design, supervision and specification of instrumentation for both temporary and permanent works within the UK engineering sector.

Coming from a Consultancy background you are confident in your geotechnical and structural movement assessment and practical settlement monitoring experience (for both above and below ground structures), as well as your abilities in data review and quality assurance. You are capable of delivering multiple concurrent projects on time and are able to operate as both technical lead and team member as the scope and range of projects vary.

You also enjoy keeping up to date on the latest emerging monitoring technologies and exploring whether these advances can apply to the engineering sector considering practicalities and cost effectiveness.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree qualified (MSc/BSc) in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation &Monitoring Standards, Eurocodes, and their application to geotechnical design and ground movement assessment requirements
  • Good technical writing ability and presentation skills
  • Proficient communication skills with people of all technical levels

A little about us

Our Metros and Civils division manages and delivers major underground civil projects and is recognised as authoritative and cutting edge within our transportation business unit. We specialise in all aspects of structural design, foundations, geotechnics and tunnelling and contribute to some of the largest and most demanding structures in the world including High Speed Infrastructure, Thames Tideway, Crossrail, Doha Metro, Crossrail 2, London Heathrow and a number of hydropower schemes in Georgia, Albania and Zambia.

Supporting our leading civil design capability, we have specialist geotechnical and structural engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, numerical modelling and seismic expertise within the division. In addition, our instrumentation engineers work with the wider network of monitoring specialists (including structural health monitoring, vibration and noise monitoring) across the group.

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We offer a competitive benefits package including our flexible benefits scheme covering additional holidays, pension, healthcare, life assurance, cycle to work, season ticket loan and much more. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

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