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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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Since 2006, Longitude Engineering, part of the ABL Group, has delivered independent design and engineering services in the marine, offshore renewables, oil & gas, defence, and offshore infrastructure markets. Our independence, expertise, and experience make us a natural choice for a wide range of design solutions across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. We specialize in the vessel and marine asset design and conversion, marine operations engineering, and energy transition engineering solutions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to lead the geotechnical design consultancy team of the Longitude geosciences department, and the consultancy arm of the ABL Group.

What you will be doing?

As our Principal Geotechnical Engineer, you will work on engineering and consultancy assignments for offshore wind farms and oil and gas projects on a global basis. You will also be leading teams to deliver complex geotechnical engineering projects:

  • Conceptual foundation design.
  • Detailed foundation design.
  • Detailed analyses for offshore design projects, subsea cable engineering experience is advantageous, and
  • R&D projects to position the company at the technical edge.

You will :

  • Lead projects (as assigned by the Engineering Manager) to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients within the timeframe, costs, and quality standards established.
  • Develop technical spreadsheets and tools based upon industry design codes and standards.
  • Liaise and work with the other geoscience departments or disciplines of ABL Group.

The role is ideally based in Newcastle; but other UK locations (London, Southampton, or Exeter) may be considered for the right candidate. The incumbent will have the right to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

This role is offered on a hybrid working mode. But flexibility and willingness to travel, as well as readiness for onshore/offshore assignments at short notice locally and globally for periods, would be required as agreed with your manager.

What we are looking for.

We are looking for a driven and solution-oriented professional with sound technical skills and good decision-making capability. The successful candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, strong leadership ability, and be able to deal effectively with multiple issues and assignments simultaneously. In addition, you will have:

  • A strong Civil Engineering academic background with relevance to geoscience (ideally MSc or equivalent),
  • Chartered member of a relevant professional institutional body.
  • Proven 10 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Experience in advanced geotechnical analysis and the delivery of geotechnical solutions.
  • Knowledge of the design of foundation types for fixed and floating offshore wind.
  • Knowledge of cable engineering would be beneficial.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs.
  • Experience in preparing scopes of work for engineering design, cost estimates, and schedules.
  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and practices and the ability to select and apply standard guides, methods, and techniques.
  • Experience in the following software is desirable only: GIS, Visual Basic and Matlab, gINT, SlopeW, GRL WEAP, Opile, Allpile or Lpile, Oasys Alp, and Finite Element Analysis.

What is in it for you?

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within other geoscience departments of the ABL group on a wide range of exciting and innovative offshore projects globally.

You can learn more about our team and what we do here.

Join us and grow with us.

We will be conducting interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cara Watson and Cath Bradley at geosciences@longitude-engineering.com

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application either via LinkedIn or using the form on our Career pages.

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    Please note that due to the large volume of applications, we will only respond to those selected for interview.

    Who we are.

    ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime, and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise across marine and engineering disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

    Headquartered in London, the ABL Group has offices in all major marine and offshore energy hubs worldwide. We have 62 offices in 38 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

    The ABL Group is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Børs (Aqua).