Senior Geotechnical Engineer, GeoConsulting, Marine Division

Senior Geotechnical Engineer, GeoConsulting, Marine Division

Fugro

Brussels/Belgium or Nanterre/France

Job Description

Fugro in Brussels and Nanterre offices offer specialized consultancy and engineering services in both land and marine environments. We are currently seeking a bright, highly skilled and motivated Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing consultancy team (marine division).

Job Summary

Successful applicants will be required to independently review and critique geotechnical data, subsequently derive appropriate design soil parameters and apply these in a variety of standard and non-standard geotechnical engineering applications to the highest quality and health and safety standards. Successful candidates will become responsible for a small team of geotechnical engineers and supervises their team on routine and non‑standard engineering projects and recommend and implement improvements in specific operational and/or technical areas. Applicants will have demonstrable technical, commercial, project management and people management skills and experience in a fast-paced engineering consultancy environment with a desire to continually learn.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will actively participate to the development of the marine consultancy business. In particular, the key roles and responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • In a supervisory role, plan, develop, coordinate, prepare and oversee reporting for multiple projects and clients;
  • Independently provide geotechnical interpretation, analysis and advice in a variety of standard and non-standard geotechnical engineering studies;
  • Lead the development of specific technical areas of expertise;
  • Ensure the commitments to clients are met in budget, timelines and quality, and maintain close relationships with the clients during the project and beyond;
  • Investigate and identify market opportunities, develop client portfolio and relations and prepare proposals;
  • Provide support and guidance to a small team of junior geotechnical engineers;
  • Promote and maintain technical and professional recognition in the field, gaining reputation as an internationally recognized subject matter expert;
  • Regularly attend industry meetings/conferences to ensure continued professional development and effective Client exposure;
  • Observe and follow all company safety rules and procedures.

Key Skills

  • A robust academic background with relevant degree (e.g. civil engineering, geotechnics or similar) ideally at MSc level or above;
  • Excellent technical skills in relation to energy and/or offshore infrastructure geotechnical design (subsea pipelines, piles, suction caissons, shallow foundations, etc).;
  • Demonstrable mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving challenging engineering problems, championing and facilitating advanced solutions based on Fugro’s industry leading portfolio of skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Knowledge of key industry design standards and codes within their area of experience;
  • The ability to understand, interpret and critique results from standard and advanced laboratory testing, and be able to derive appropriate design soil parameters;
  • The ability to and experience in leading and developing a team of less experienced engineers;
  • Competence in numerical simulations and geotechnical engineering software such as PLAXIS 2D/3D;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of French or any other language would be an asset;
  • The ability to produce accurate numerical and written work with attention to detail;
  • Experience in and confident in client liaison and client management;
  • A creative thought process to engineering problems. Advancing existing design methods and having contributed towards conference and/or journal publications would be a significant advantage;
  • Willing to travel abroad for short term assignment;
  • Education: MSc or PhD in civil/geotechnical engineering;
  • Experience: minimum 10 years of experience in offshore geotechnical engineering.

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