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Principal Engineering Geologist

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


As a Senior Engineering Geologist, you will be responsible for providing engineering geology/geotechnical inputs integral to large scale civil infrastructure projects and underground spaces such as deep basements, tunnels, hydropower and transport projects. You will be required to lead teams, manage production and co-ordinate delivery of engineering geology/geotechnical inputs often with multi-disciplinary members and senior stakeholders.
You will not only support the broader engineering geology team capabilities, but your particular focus will be on developing the teams rock mechanics capability and growing that aspect of the business. This is a key strategic appointment with the potential to significantly grow your role nationally and internationally.
You'll also be involved in project management duties, liaise with both internal and external clients as well as assist with guiding and mentoring Graduate Engineers within the team.

We are a unique group of experts who work on high-profile projects all around the world that address some of the world's most pressing issues.
We are looking for enthusiastic, inspiring, and committed people to join our growing teams in Croydon, Bristol, Birmingham and Sheffield so we can continue extending our track record of delivering world class design and consulting services. In return, we'll offer you the opportunity to develop your career alongside great people and work on fascinating projects that will change our communities and improve social outcomes.

You have a Masters level degree in a ground engineering subject and are chartered with the ICE or Geological Society with at least 10 years' experience relevant to the role. As a chartered Engineering Geology professional with experience in the UK ground engineering market, you are able to demonstrate your ground engineering expertise in the broad range of engineering geology related aspects including data collection, assessment and design. As well as a strong technical background, our ideal candidate will join in our culture for sharing knowledge and collaboration within our industry.
If you feel you can offer the majority of the above experiences, skills and behaviours we would encourage you to apply.
Why join us?
  • We have autonomy
Employees have full ownership over their area of work, enabling them to manage their careers and develop their own professional portfolios.
  • We are employee owned
We are one of the largest employee-owned businesses in the world, where decisions are made for the benefit of our people and our company. No external shareholders allows us to be fully in control of our own future.
  • Prestigious projects
Delivering prestigious, life changing, and innovative projects creates a business that we are all proud to work in.
  • People
We have a diverse range of people working towards common goals, and we set new standards of excellence as we go. We are proud of the first class learning & development opportunities available to all our staff.
  • Sustainability
We use our own ingenuity to deliver lasting value for our clients and the communities where we work and live. We innovate to deliver efficiencies in our solutions, advancing sustained economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

Job Profile :
Our Foundations and Geotechnics team manages and delivers designs for major below ground civil projects and is recognised as authoritative and cutting edge. We specialise in all aspects of foundations, geotechnics and tunnelling, and contribute to some of the largest and most demanding structures in the world. We provide expertise in value engineering, geotechnical advice, geotechnical information management, site investigation, rock engineering, slope engineering, coastal engineering and environmental geotechnics. Supporting our civil design capability, we have specialist engineering geology, numerical modelling, seismic and hydrogeology expertise within the division and our project portfolio include Crossrail, Thames Tideway, Wembley, Victoria Station Upgrade, HS2 Phase 1 and Phase 2b, to name a few.

As a result of a growth in major and varied project work we are looking to recruit a Principal (Chartered) Engineering Geologist to provide ground engineering input at all project stages from feasibility studies, through to design to construction supervision. The role can be based from one of our Croydon, Birmingham, Reading or Bristol offices. We are also open to discussing full time or part time options with candidates.

We can offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.