Principal Geotechnical Engineer - Grade PO6

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
£43,857.00 - £46,845.00
04 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Leeds City Council - City Development

Geotechnical Principal Engineer (Temporary 12 months)

Geotechnical engineering is really at the heart of the department, and if you are someone who likes to be involved in large and complex projects that will underpin the infrastructure of the Leeds City Region, then we want to speak to you.

Leeds City Council is the second largest Local Authority in the country, and our ambition for Leeds is to have a strong economy within a compassionate city.

It is an exciting time in the Leeds City Region and the infrastructure and highways network is imperative when it comes to keeping communities and businesses connected.

About the role

This position has become available due to extended Paternity Leave.

The Site Developments Service plays a vital role in supporting the delivery of regeneration and new development projects, and are in the process of restructuring and reshaping service delivery. You will have an opportunity to participate and influence the development of services, supporting the delivery of some flagship projects both within Leeds and the surrounding areas.

Managing a small but highly skilled team, you will be involved in a diverse range of geotechnical projects that will help transform the city and surrounding areas. The primary focus will be on highways and infrastructure and your team will deliver ground investigations and land appraisals.

Design and Conduct groundwork investigations

Draw up work and programmes and allocate work to staff and sub-   contractors

Author geotechnical and geo-environmental interpretative reports, including all calculations

Prepare estimates, mentor performance against budget and compile reports

Provide clients with verbal advice in respect to current and future projects, including interim technical opinion advice

Liaise with clients, land owners, police and any other interested parties with regard to implementation of site investigation works

Maintain good technical knowledge of appropriate specifications, codes of practice and manuals, including those relating to contaminated land.

About you

You will be a highly motivated engineer who can already demonstrate a successful career to date in the geotechnical field. It is imperative that you have strong technical knowledge, with a particular focus on issues relating to coal mining, excellent report writing skills and the ability to interpret complex data. In addition, we are seeking applications from candidates who have excellent commercial awareness and who will thrive in a people role. Building relationships internally and externally is crucial, so your ability to communicate effectively is very important.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Simon Swift, Site Development Manager on 0113 3781793.

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We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.