Location
Shropshire
Department
Geotechnical
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About The Role

We have a unique opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join an industry leading Geology and Geotechnical team in our Shropshire office.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your sound technical skills whilst working in an engaging and collaborative team. You will provide technical leadership, mentoring and advice for the team, while delivering solutions for numerous clients.

You will be expected to provide a wide range of geological and geotechnical support to the business including, quarry planning and design, Mineral Reserves and Resource assessments, mineral exploration. You will also have the passion and drive to be involved with major geotechnical projects across a range of infrastructure projects.

We are looking for someone who is keen to keep developing their skills and explore all that you can do across our expanding organisation, with opportunities to share your knowledge along the way.

As a Principal Geotechnical Engineer, you will manage an established and growing team providing support and advice to the wider Richter business and clients as well as acting as task lead on projects. You will lead or assist in the delivery of Geotechnical input to projects. You will also be required to provide technical guidance and support to less experienced junior engineers and technicians. There will be opportunities for a wider degree of responsibilities and roles within the Geotechnical team aimed at developing your career as a Geotechnical specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning of site investigations and designing mineral exploration ground investigation and undertaking site assessment.
  • Supporting all aspects of mineral exploration including desk studies, ground investigation and reporting.
  • Working in multi-disciplinary project teams to complete large scale projects.
  • Contribute to the preparation of winning proposals through clear understanding of Clients’ requirements, identification of scope and assessment of level of effort and tools needed for successful delivery
  • Support project delivery teams to meet our client’s needs whilst maintaining sound financial and programme management and control
  • Assume responsibility for a range of projects for a diverse range of clients
  •  Provide technical support for all stages of projects within your projects
  • Training, coaching and mentoring for junior members of the team and non-technical staff.

About You

Essential Criteria:

  • You will have a minimum of ten years’ relevant experience in industry and have attained chartership with an appropriate professional body.
  • With a first degree in Geology, Engineering Geology, or a relevant earth science, you will also hold a MSc in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Strong working knowledge of Digital terrain modelling software, ideally LSS.
  • Thorough understanding of legislation and regulations in relation to UK quarrying industry.
  • Practical experience in scoping, procuring, and interpreting medium to large scale ground investigations.
  • Expertise in developing robust, cost-effective designs and assessment using the most up-to-date practices.

The Individual:

  • Good interpersonal skills and being a team player who can inspire others to achieve project goals through combined team effort and synergy.
  • Proven ability & confident with report writing and presentation skills.
  • A full UK driving licence.
  • Flexibility to travel for work. Comfortable with extended stays away from your home location.

About Us

Why Richter?

At Richter, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the brightest and best, fuelled by a professional environment built on achievement, creativity and career satisfaction.

We find innovative solutions to modern problems. We do what we say we’re going to do – and we make a positive impact on our world through constant learning, innovative thinking, and passion for the work. We ensure that we offer personal development to all within our organisation which allows you to progress your career and offer the opportunity to be mentored by industry recognised Technical Leaders in their field, who will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Along with offering a competitive salary, you will become part of a collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment. We welcome and encourage any aspiring engineer who shares our fascination with construction, design and a wonder for how things work, and who looks at the world with curiosity and vision.

Our Business

Richter was founded to execute projects as efficiently as possible, to the maximum ethical standard. We deliver engineering works with a deep consideration for every conceivable aspect.

We’re continually developing ourselves – as engineers, as a company, and as individuals – to construct in a way that protects natural resources, and create true harmony with the world around us. We’re here to inspire our peers in the industry to be bolder and think bigger – and support younger generations to pursue a career in engineering.

Richter is an engineering design consultancy specialising in temporary works design and construction sequences. Our team of civil, structural and geotechnical engineers have a wealth of experience working on buildings, bridges, geotechnical, marine work, refurbishments, railways, infrastructure and demolition. There is no construction challenge we cannot accept.

We have an impressive portfolio of projects, and are known for taking on and delivering the complex projects that others cannot with a company culture that drives forward our success. We are a collaborative organisation that supports each other as individuals and as a firm to deliver the best possible solution to the project, thus maintaining our reputation for innovation and lateral thinking to ensure we provide the most economical and least wasteful solution to engineering schemes.

You cannot build the world without Richter – we build to improve the way we all live. We engineer value, together.

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