• Senior Geotechnical Engineer

    Location UK-Loughborough
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Oil & Gas
    Location Details
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    A Geotechnical Engineer provides a wide range of technical consultancy services to the oil and gas industry, but specifically in the field of soil/pipeline interaction analysis (SPIA).


    The candidate will be familiar with; naturally occurring and anthropogenic geohazards, procurement of site investigations, ground investigation techniques, data interpretation and geotechnical numerical modelling (i.e. Plaxis 2D/3D and Ple4Win).


    The candidate should understand potential loading and effect from construction and ground movements on buried pipeline and be able to perform slope stability analysis and settlement prediction (Limit equilibrium and Finite Element).


    Knowledge on buried pipeline behaviour and ability to undertake appropriate soil/pipeline interaction stress analysis to establish the integrity of buried pipeline subjected to ground movement and external loading would be desirable.


    The candidate shall be expected to be able to undertake site walkovers, assess the ground conditions and basic structures and provide recommendations.  The candidate should have the ability to appraise third party designs and contractors methods of working and have a good understanding of the implications of CDM 2015.


    Key accountabilities:

    • Work on projects to deliver solutions to customers within the timeframe, costs and quality standards agreed;

    • Carry out site visits, investigations, designs and deliver technical reports/appraisals within agreed timescales of Line Manager to meet client deadlines.

    Position Qualifications

    • Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or similar discipline;

    • A Chartered Engineer  or approaching Chartership with profound design experience preferably including one year working on site;

    • Sound knowledge and experience of working with all related British Standards required, including the new European Standards and UK Specification for Ground Investigations;

    • Awareness of the many approaches to Civil and Geotechnical Design and the ability to advice on methods of design and construction;

    • A good awareness of Health and Safety including CDM, Risk Assessments and the ability to write project specific Risk Assessments;

    • Holder of a valid and up to date “CSCS” card would be an advantage;

    • Full clean drivers licence and flexibility to travel within the UK and overseas for various periods of time;

    • Sound knowledge of Plaxis 2D/3D would be an advantage.

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. We bring a broader view to complex business and technology risks in global and local markets. Providing a neutral ground for industry cooperation, we create and share knowledge with our customers, setting standards for technology development and implementation. From project initiation to decommissioning, our independent experts enable companies to make the right choices for a safer, smarter and greener future.

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