Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Highways, Transport & Engineering Services
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
£34,788 - £37,849 per annum
37 hours per week
This exciting, challenging and rare opportunity, based in Telford, Shropshire, requires an ambitious, experienced and determined Senior Geotechnical Engineer who is looking to take the next step in their career. The successful candidate will work in Telford & Wrekin Councils Geotechnical Engineering Team with duties in the Borough and in the unique Ironbridge World Heritage Site (WHS), the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The Borough of Telford & Wrekin and the Ironbridge Gorge offers on-going engineering challenges found nowhere else in the UK. The Borough as well as the Gorge have been intensely mined for coal, ironstone, clay, limestone and sandstone over the past two thousand years all of which left their mark on the landscape.
In the south of the Borough, the Ironbridge Gorge was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 13,000 years ago and the ‘rapid’ erosion of the bedrock has led to the creation of very steep valley slopes. As the gorge continued to evolve, erode and deepen, the side slopes continued to collapse and fail in a series of landslides. This has led to much of the valley sides being covered in a veneer of natural landslide debris, known as ‘Colluvium’. This process is still ongoing as the over-steep valley sides attempts to reach a state of equilibrium. Millennium after the formation of the valley and as a direct result of the formation of the Gorge, the area was the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution. Man-made activities, largely associated with the Industrial Revolution, including mining and the deposition of extensive mining wastes and development of the built form, further surcharged the natural slopes and locally add to the instability issue.
The Legacy of the Industrial revolution coupled with some of the most diverse geology in the United Kingdom requires excellent problem solving skills with regard to engineering, development, slope stability and contaminated land issues. The successful candidate will be tasked with monitoring, investigating, reporting on and management of these geotechnical issues. The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver engineering solutions to a wide variety of constraints.
Working alongside our Geotechnical Engineering Team Leader in the councils Engineering Team, the post holder will design and implement a range of engineering schemes and will provide technical advice on civil engineering matters within the Council and to members of the public. The role requires an experienced civil engineer to be able to work with a large degree of autonomy on a very diverse range of small to medium sized engineering projects. This will require strong communications and project management skills and experience in financial management, design and delivery in a Local Authority environment.
For further information on the role please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.
Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.
Along with your application please also submit a supporting statement outlining how you meet the Person Specification.
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For further information please contact Declan Kearney on 07484646270 or email Declan.Kearney@telford.gov.ukSupporting documents
Senior Geotechnical Engineer - JD & Person Spec