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Job ID 7596
Offshore Wind
United Kingdom

Geotechnical engineering opportunity with leading offshore wind consultancy.. The Geotechnical Engineer will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore wind farms. The role is office based with flexibility in working hours. Some offshore or onsite working may be a requirement of the job. 


  • Prepare geotechnical analysis and study to assess construction site condition.
  • Analyse geotechnical findings, perform appropriate calculations and prepare data reports.
  • Assist in design and evaluation of offshore wind geotechnical assessments
  • Develop design drawings and specifications for offshore wind construction projects.
  • Atend regular internal meetings and external / third party meetings as required. 
  • Assist and/or lead projects (as assigned by the Geotechnical Manager) to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients within the timeframe, costs and quality standards established.
  • Ensure all deliverables are completed in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies..
  • Assist with development of bespoke software to enhance efficiency and maintain commercial advantage.
  • Conduct research into and write papers on novel aspects of offshore geotechnics


  • BEng, MEng or MSc in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • First or upper second class honors degree. (Desirable)
  • Chartered (or near chartered) member of the institution of Civil Engineers or similar.  (Desirable).
  • Relevant experience with at least 2 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer in the design and management of offshore wind farm foundations, installation vessels or cable routes.
  • Direct experience of working as a geotechnical engineer offshore on vessels or jack-ups, overseeing and being involved with offshore geotechnical site investigation is preferred (Desirable).
  • Excellent technical engineering knowledge with a specialisation in geotechnical engineering.
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Experienced in the scoping, management, supervision and interpretation of offshore geotechnical and geophysical site investigations.
  • Ability to undertake pile drive-ability & jack-up leg penetration analyses.
  • Good technical knowledge of foundation design as well as offshore design and construction.
  • Proficient in the use of software: Matlab, Visual Basic, Plaxis, grlWEAP and gINT and general programming is an advantage (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of probabilistic seismic hazard assessments (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory testing (Desirable).
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team player with pro-active approach.
  • Attention to detail and high level of numerical accuracy and the ability to prioritise work.
  • Well organised and self-directed.
  • Good communication skills and excellent report writing skills 
  • Proficient in French, German or another European language is an advantage. (Desirable)

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