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Contract: Principal Geotechnical Engineer / UK

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Location: Sutton, London, UK

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

The client is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry.

As part of an ongoing expansion, they are looking for an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer to provide specialist geotechnical engineering expertise to the wider business.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Be a geotechnical focal point for tenders & projects, reporting to the Geotechnical Discipline Manager, and be part of developing a successful multi- national team
  • Understand general geotechnical issues and evaluate any associated financial / safety/quality implications
  • Evaluate the quality of available site investigations on tenders and projects, and be capable of specifying and supervising complementary site investigations when needed;
  • Interpret and use offshore site investigation data and be able to integrate results into the detailed design of subsea infrastructure;
  • Understand the nature of the various geohazards affecting a site and evaluate their impact on the offshore construction
  • Carry out soil/pipe interaction analyses, evaluate pipeline design issues, support pipeline engineering for associated items such as installation analyses, stability analyses, buckling and walking assessments, plus decommissioning
  • Undertake detailed design and installation of gravity base, piled & suction piled subsea structures and evaluate/recommend reeled-pipe-lay initiation anchorages
  • Use of limit analysis for estimation of collapse load for foundations subject to complex loading and use of 2D and 3D finite element software for analysis and design of complex soil-structure interaction problems
  • Contribute to R&D activities relating to Geotechnical subjects. Identify & overcome engineering problems using creative thinking & determination

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Master degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Have an understanding of offshore construction techniques and the impact that design decisions have on the safety, feasibility, and cost of EPCI field development projects;
  • Knowledge of and ideally experience working on projects across the globe and the various soil conditions/behavior that may be encountered;
  • It is essential that candidates have experience with interpreting API, DNV & ISO standards

How to Apply

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