Principal Engineer - Geotechnical
Your New role
Here at Highways England, we currently have a new opportunity for a Principal Engineer to join our team in Yorkshire & North East. Within this role, you will be responsible providing Geotechnical expertise across the region, while assuring adherence to defined asset policies and standards; to act as the technical authority for the specific asset class(es) in scope. The role may be required to work unsociable hours.
You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving licence to be considered for this position and during employment
What you’ll be leading on
- Undertake the function of Geotechnical Liaison Engineer (GMLE) defined with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges CS 641
- Responsibility for day-to-day operational management of the geotechnical asset you will ensure delivery of asset improvements & renewals projects, maintenance for a safe and serviceable network in the Yorkshire & North East Region
- Oversee the development and implementation of the forward programme of inspection, monitoring and maintenance works for the geotechnical asset
- Liaison with the Highways England teams, delivery partners and other key stakeholders to understand the asset need, review priorities, undertake studies, investigations, assessments and design necessary to deliver solutions for the asset either as part of stand-alone schemes or combined with other asset renewal improvements.
- Ensure that the forward programme of renewals and improvements follows appropriate processes to be added to the forward programme
- Set up works orders and contracts for specialist support and technical surveys and ensure effective management of specialist resources
- Lead and oversee in the undertaking of geotechnical inspections
- Accountable for the production for the Geotechnical Asset Management Plan and hence setting the benchmark programme and cost forecast for the delivery of geotechnical schemes contributing to the annual capital works submission.
- Liaise with Local Authorities, third party developers and Highways England colleagues for schemes that interface with geotechnical assets on the network.
- Drive improvements in safety performance and lead by example while following Highways England health and safety management requirements
- Contribute to monthly reporting on the condition and inspections of the geotechnical asset.
To be Successful
- Significant experience in Geotechnical Asset Management with extensive knowledge of the Geotechnical Liaison Engineer (GMLE) and its implementation as defined in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) CS 461
- Degree in a geotechnical/engineering discipline
- Chartered Engineer/Geologist with a minimum of five years post chartership experience. Registration as a UK Ground Engineer Specialist would be advantageous but not mandatory.
- Member a relevant professional body
- Full conversant with BS EN 1997 (Eurocode 7) and other geotechnical standards.
- Experienced in slope stability and retaining structure design.
- Experienced in the use of the geotechnical elements of Highway’s England’s DMRB and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works.
- Be able to demonstrate responsibility for the planning and execution of projects involving geotechnical design, construction and monitoring
A bit about us
Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.
Why you should join us
At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.
So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation
And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.
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