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Kent Recruitment

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Location
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Category
Technical
Date Published
18/05/22
Status
Potential

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About you:

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.


Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team, driven by our beliefs, that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities in which we operate and the planet:


We PLAY BIG

We thrive on EMOTIONAL AGILITY

We are FANATICAL ABOUT PERFORMANCE

We are built on INFINITE THINKING


Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us: https://kentplc.com/who-we-are/purpose-beliefs


Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re driving awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. We're creating a culture of inclusivity, where all employees feel a sense of belonging.


Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. In the UK we're working towards D&I accreditation with The Clear Company, and we're signed up to the AXIS Pledge promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality.


We understand that part-time doesn't mean part-committed, and most of our roles can be performed on a part-time basis. We work flexibly, and hybrid working is the norm for us, with staff typically spending around 50% of their week working from one of our offices.


About the job:

Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer

We have an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Senior/Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in our Bristol, Glasgow, or Edinburgh offices to join our new Geotechnical team.


We are seeking an experienced Senior / Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our geotechnical team across the Energy Markets. This is a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role in the ground engineering input to some of our most challenging projects.


Kent’s offshore engineering capability dates back to the 1970s and we have been at the forefront of the market ever since. Building on our legacy of work in the oil and gas sector, we have successfully transferred many of our skills onto a growing number of fixed and floating offshore renewables projects. Kent has been contributing to the expansion of the offshore wind sector in the UK and beyond since the early 2000s, and now has an extensive portfolio of installed and operational projects around the world. In addition to design projects, Kent supports the full lifecycle of offshore wind projects from initial site selection and layout, through concept and detailed design, to asset management, life extension and decommissioning. This role provides an opportunity to join this successful team in an exciting and growing market.


We are building a new geotechnical team to support our existing offshore wind team, led by a technical authority with 20+ years’ experience in Geotech and Offshore wind markets.


Your purpose:

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Senior/principal geotechnical engineer with a proven technical and project management track record.
  • Mentoring of junior geotechnical engineers and therefore good communication skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate will assist in setting up the new Geotechnical team and will be involved in other areas such as business development, team strategy and people management and training.
  • Candidates should have the right flair and ability that will help us develop and expand our Offshore Wind geotechnics capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding, flexible and outward looking team.


What you can bring?

You have a strong background in Geotechnical engineering with the following minimum qualifications:

  • A degree in civil engineering or geology with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject
  • Hold chartered status as either a civil engineer or geologist.


You will also have a range of the following desirable experience:

  • Extensive experience in Offshore Geotechnics; whilst this role will be predominantly in the offshore wind market, we would support a transition from the oil & gas industry for the right candidate.
  • Proven experience of acting as a senior/principal geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Project management - Experience and understanding of the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning and commercial management.
  • Proven geotechnical design experience, including in areas of seismic activity
  • Application of CDM Regulations in a design and ground investigation environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.


Why work for Kent?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. Kent is an all-new Integrated Energy Services Company, fusing together the heritage and future from Kentech and SNC-Lavalin's Oil & Gas business - including their Offshore Wind and Low Carbon capability. We now have a global footprint, with 10,000 employees across 84 nationalities. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.


Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning.


Read more about 'Total Reward'.(service currently shared with SNC-Lavalin/Atkins for post-sale period).


We want you to feel able to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us in confidence at [email protected]


As an aspiring Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.


https://careers.snclavalin.com/job/senior-geotechnical-engineer-in-glasgow-jid-22977


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