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Job ID 12277
Offshore Wind

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will be part of a new global offshore wind execution team with a major international energy developer. Taylor Hopkinson is retained to build out a global offshore wind team for one of the world's leading energy businesses. This team will develop & execute projects in the UK & US as well forming a global centre of excellence for a rapidly growing offshore wind portfolio.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in the UK (location flexible).

The role:

  • Providing geotechnical engineering subject matter expertise to low carbon offshore projects to support in achieving its net zero ambition.
  • Supervising the planning and design of offshore WTG foundations including:
  • Geotechnical site investigation and laboratory testing.
  • Development of integrated ground models.
  • Choice of foundation concept: monopiles, jacket foundations (driven piles, vibratory piles, bucket foundations), Gravity Base Structures, or other innovative concepts.
  • Development of basis of design.
  • Detailed design of foundations for ultimate, serviceability and fatigue limit states in clays, sands, and rocks.
  • Analyses of foundation installation, including pile driving prediction and suction bucket embedment.
  • Supporting conceptual development studies and site selection activities.
  • Provide input to technology development initiatives.
  • Adhering to the code of conduct, ethics and compliance rules, and values & behaviours.
  • Ensuring safe and cost-efficient design and integrity management throughout asset life.
  • Ensuring design are in accordance with industry technical practices and standards.
  • Quantifying and communicating risks to relevant stakeholders to ensure they are understood, controlled and continuously reduced across the business.
  • Maintaining relationships with third party suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Representation in relevant industry working groups and committees.
  • Actively contributing to the geotechnical engineering community of practice to share knowledge and learnings.
  • Participating in mentoring and coaching by actively sharing expertise and experience with team members.


  • Degree in civil/geotechnical engineering.
  • Appropriate professional accreditation (e.g. Chartered civil engineer, P.E. status, or chartered status in closely aligned discipline).
  • Significant, proven experience in the design, construction, and installation of foundations for offshore WTG.
  • Knowledge of soil sampling and in-situ testing tools for clays, sands, and rocks.
  • Knowledge of laboratory tests and how they are used in design methods and constitutive models.
  • Experience in the integration of geophysical and geotechnical data to develop ground models.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques to develop synthetic ground models (e.g. CPT profiles)
  • Experience in designing monopiles with state-of-the-art methods (e.g. Finite Element Methods with software such as ABAQUS or PLAXIS, PISA methods, and others).
  • Experience in designing driven piles for jacket foundations.
  • Experience in installation analyses of WTG foundations.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry codes and standards.

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