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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Wimbledon, London

The role:

As the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will be directly working offshore wind projects and provide geotechnical input in the design and consultancy work in the DORIS Team. You will also have the opportunity for personal development in a range of fields

You will work with dynamic and vibrant colleagues spread across a range of disciplines including seismic engineering, structural engineering, nautical engineering, and maritime engineering to deliver a wide range of services We are looking to build our offshore capability to support a growing portfolio of projects related to the energy transition, including wind, CCUS/hydrogen and interconnectors

The key requirements are:

Geotechnical design/survey/installation works for projects involving foundations and subsea structures

Team leader/PM on monopile design for OWT foundations, working together and jointly with the structural and geotechnical teams.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Experience with geotechnical/geophysical data and geotechnical interpretative reports (GIR). Experience managing geological/geotechnical ground models is an advantage
  • Leading the work packages of geotechnical engineering on offshore wind project portfolio – from feasibility through to detailed design with diverse tasks such as geo survey specification, geotechnical interpretation and assistance in certification
  • Providing technical input on project deliverables related to geotechnical subject for OWF
  • Assisting/leading working groups for developing new geotechnical engineering delivery digital tools
  • Developing new technique / technology in geotechnical engineering related subjects.
  • Offshore foundation design experience (monopile, Jacket, GBS) and load iteration analysis
  • Support on issues related with cable burial and OWF construction
  • Knowledge on construction and installation methods of OWT/platform
  • Good understanding of advanced laboratory tests specification (e.g. Cyclic TX/Cyclic DSS, ring shear, resonant column tests)
  • Occasional work as offshore vessel representative as required (less than 4 months per year)
  • Support in proposals to secure additional geotechnical works

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks:

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

  • Ensure their work implements adequate Health, Safety and Environmental work practices, procedures and methods to meet all statutory requirements and the Company SHEQ Management System.

Competencies & Soft Skills:

  • (Essential) Good working knowledge of applicable regulations, codes of practice and standards, particularly for OWF and O&G projects
  • (Essential) Piled foundation design experience is preferable, including familiarity with state-of-the art 3D FE design methods (PISA or equivalent)
  • (Essential) Advanced level of understanding of geotechnical issues for OWF
  • (Essential) Good written and verbal communication skills
  • (Essential) Motivated, team work
  • (Essential) Attention to details
  • (Preferable) Awareness of applicable developing geotechnical engineering technology and analysis techniques/methodologies
  • (Preferable) Experienced with proposals and CTR preparation
  • (Preferable) Senior or principal experience in geotechnical engineering


Structural/Geotechnical/Civil Engineering Degree, preferably with MSc or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering

Chartered Member of ICE is preferable. Also accepted if currently working towards similar schemes

Worked on offshore wind development projects with input for geotechnical engineering in one or more of the foundation types such as Monopile, jacket, Suction base, or GBS

Your Application

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

DORIS GROUP is an equal opportunities employer

To comply with immigration legislation, DORIS is legally required to verify your right to work in the UK

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon DORIS being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List



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