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Senior Design Engineer - Piling - UK

Senior Design Engineer - Piling - UK

Posted 7 June by We Are SSG Easy Apply Ended

Our client is a market leading ground engineering contractor based who operate nationally, specialising in many different ground engineering solutions from domestic to industrial projects. They have just won a substantial amount of large projects across the UK and are therefore looking for a senior design engineer to work out of their office in the North West.

About the role

  • Prepare robust yet competitive designs in accordance with Works Procedures. Designs to cover bearing piles and retaining walls (secant/contiguous/diaphragm walls), and use all techniques (CFA, rotary, minipile).
  • Provide technical and design support to all departments. This will require both the ability to work as an individual and as part of a team depending on the project.
  • Attend external meetings with Clients as part of tendering teams.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of the design process within the department.
  • Keep up to date with current technological and design developments through Continuing Personal Development.
  • Mentoring students and graduate designers.
  • Support Chief Engineer in maintaining assurance levels through ensuring internal procedures are followed, and involvement in internal and external audits

About the candidate

  • Preferably 7 years or more direct experience in the design and construction of deep foundations as a design engineer
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate verbally and in written form both internally and externally.
  • Detailed working knowledge of the latest geotechnical and structural design methods and design codes along with their application in the design of piles and embedded retaining walls.
  • Good knowledge of software packages such as WALLAP, Oasys suite (Adsec, Adcol).
  • Ability with Finite Element software not required but would be advantageous.
  • Good working knowledge of construction processes, methods and site practices.
  • Understanding of designer’s role and responsibilities under current legislation.
  • Ability to identify, assess and highlight technical and commercial risks.

Point of appeal

  • Working for one of the largest ground engineering contractors in the world
  • Full benefit package
  • Low staff turnover
  • Progression within the role

Required skills

  • Designing
  • Foundations
  • Design
  • piling
  • ground engineering

Reference: 35329449

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