About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical Manager to join the Mainline team on the prestigious HS2 project

Role Purpose:

Management of geotechnical opportunities and risks.

What you’ll be doing

  • Provide technical expertise to ensure realisation of opportunities and management of risks
  • Technical Assurance checks and reviews of geotechnical work forming part of the permanent and temporary works design, with appropriate challenge for cost efficient solutions
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and methods for management of materials. Support the material Team around specific lab Trials / site Trials / ITPs
  • Follow the required BBV assurance processes
  • Technical Assurance role (check and reviews) of design deliverables (eg GDRs)
  • Liaise with the CAT3 checker as required for independent assurance processes
  • Advise on construction methods, e.g. dewatering, piling, de-wall, ground improvement, excavation techniques, soil substation (Rayleigh waves), tunnelling excavation and disposal of material, deep excavations, monitoring
  • Advise on ground engineering temporary works
  • Maintain links with specialist subcontractors/experts, in particular within-Group expertise
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence and an awareness of current sources of external, practical, cost-effective design and construction advice in the various specialist areas of ground engineering
  • Who we’re looking for

  • Qualified Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist or a related discipline
  • Significant experience at a senior level in consultancy and/or a main contractor or specialist ground engineering contractor
  • Experience of geotechnical risk identification, quantification and mitigation
  • Broad experience of all aspects of applied ground engineering from shallow and deep foundations, earthworks, soil treatment, retaining walls, deep basements, reinforced soil structures, shafts and tunnelling, to ground improvement and impact on Third Parties
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High standard of computer literacy
  • Experience and confidence to constructively challenge to optimise design solutions which balance project requirements, risks and constraints
  • People management skills, effective delegation, mentoring, coaching and developing others
  • Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations
  • The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Membership of a relevant professional body is advantageous
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience
  • Why work for us

    Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

    We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

    Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

    Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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