DNV GL is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our London’s Jack-Up, Geotechnical and Metocean team.
The team of 18 engineers is at the forefront of implementing the green energy transition around the world today and has a focus on the installation and operation of jack-up vessels, providing sophisticated solutions and engineering assessments to support offshore renewable energy installation projects around the globe, as well as ensuring safe operations for our oil and gas customers.
One of the unique aspects of these jack-up vessels is that the foundations are designed to penetrate down into the seabed during installation, and a key aspect of our work is to accurately predict the penetration depth and any risks that could occur as the foundations penetrate into the soil. There are relatively few areas of geotechnical engineering where you deliberately load the soil to failure and receive feedback on your predictions and it’s satisfying when you see reality match your predictions! Another aspect is that the seabed and jack-up cannot typically be modified, so the accuracy and refinements in the geotechnical analyses we perform are critical to the outcome of the engineering assessment; your input will consequently be valued by the team and our clients.
The seabed can present a variety of risks and issues; your role will be to understand these and analyse them following the relevant international standards and/or latest research. This involves reviewing and interpreting geotechnical data to produce a ground model and design soil profiles of the seabed and identify any risks related to the seabed. You would then perform foundation analyses to determine the appropriate foundation capacities and stiffnesses that would be used in the assessments of the structure that we perform. You will also be engaged with performing other types of calculations for issues such foundation interactions with uneven seabeds, cyclic soil behaviour, liquefaction, scour, or the forces required to extract the legs from the seabed. For these calculations we often also use 2D and 3D finite element analyses.
You will be trusted and supported to lead projects and liaise with our internal and external clients directly so that you can develop further as a well-rounded engineer and also gain an appreciation for our clients’ key concerns and needs. As a senior engineer you would soon be expected to review the work of others in the team, actively develop solutions to issues and lead initiatives related to internal technical developments. An ability for critical thinking and attention to detail, both to scrutinise the supplied site information, ensuring that all risks have been addressed, and to produce smart solutions, will be most valuable in your work.
As the quality of our work is paramount, you will be actively supported by the seven geotechnical engineers in our team who are experts in the various aspects of jack-up foundation behaviour. We also collaborate closely with our geotechnical colleagues within the wider DNV GL organisation.
Your main duties will be:
To qualify, you need to have:
Below elements, although not required, will be considered a plus:
There are plenty of opportunities for personal growth through our 70-20-10 philosophy (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training) and an individual career development plan.
The position is rewarded appropriately, including benefits such as:
If you feel that this is the place for you, apply!
* Please note we may close this position earlier in case of finding successful candidates.
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