Geotechnical Engineer

Business Sectors: Offshore Wind
Sectors: Employment Type: Contract Country: United Kingdom

Major offshore wind developer looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Glasgow on a contract basis.


  • Planning of onshore/offshore ground investigations.
  • Laboratory tests scheduling, both standard and advanced (e.g. cyclic Triaxial tests).
  • Familiarity with offshore ground investigation techniques: borehole drilling, soil sampling, rock coring, Cone Penetration Testing, In-situ testing (e.g. pressure meter).
  • Interpretation of ground investigation results: ground unitisation, soils and rocks parameters identification, definition of ground models and design parameters profiles.
  • Jack-up spud cans penetration analysis.
  • Reviewing technical documentation.
  • Writing technical reports and scope of works.
  • Communicate and liaise with projects stakeholders.
  • Piles design: RATZ, OPILE, ALP, L-PILE, GRLWEAP.
  • Numerical analysis: FLAC (2D and 3D), PLAXIS (2D and 3D).
  • Numerical analysis of geotechnical problems, with particular reference to constitutive modelling and non-linear soil response.


  • Strong academic background with a relevant degree.
  • Willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
  • Good knowledge of most common design codes, standards and recommendations for offshore wind foundations: DNV (e.g. DNVGL-ST-0126, DNVGL-RP-C212), API (e.g. RP 2A, RP 2GEO).
  • Experience in the design of foundations for offshore wind turbines and substations, for different foundations types (e.g. monopile, jacket on piles), with particular focus on:
  • Axial piles capacity: traditional methods (e.g. API) and CPT based (e.g. ICP 2005).
  • Lateral piles response: traditional load transfer functions (e.g. p-y springs) and special aspects of lateral response for monopiles (e.g. large diameter effects).
  • Cyclic response of offshore foundations (e.g. degradation of axial pile capacity).
  • Driveability analysis.
  • Experience on geohazards: e.g. scour, seabed stability, shallow gas.
  • Previous experience in offshore geotechnical surveys.
  • Previous experience in offshore foundations installation/construction works (e.g. pile driving).
  • Previous experience in suction buckets design: installation feasibility analyses, in-place response.
  • Proficiency in numerical analysis of geotechnical problems, with particular reference to coupled problems, cyclic soil behaviour and three-dimensional problems.
  • Previous experience in offshore geophysical surveys.
  • Previous experience in cables burial assessments.
  • Data processing: Microsoft Excel.

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