Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Job Vacancy Details

DATE POSTED: May 9, 2024
SALARY: Negotiable plus benefits
START DATE: As soon as a suitable candidate has been found

Harrison Group have an excellent opportunity for a principal geotechnical engineer looking for a new challenge with a successful ground investigation company, or for an aspiring experienced engineer looking to move into a position of management in a growing company.

An experienced geotechnical engineer is required to join the geotechnical engineering division operating from the company’s Cambridge office, to take a leading role. Working with an established department of engineers on a range of ground investigation projects across East Anglia, the East Midlands and further afield. The company provide specialist information on ground conditions for projects in a range of sectors (commercial and residential developments, healthcare, education, energy, infrastructure, highways, flood alleviation and community projects).
Candidates would typically have a masters degree in a relevant subject, at least ten years’ relevant experience in geotechnical site investigation and be competent in contaminated land assessment, hold a full UK driving license, have excellent skills communicating with colleagues and clients (both written and verbal), and experience as a line manager. Candidates should be a chartered geologist or working towards chartership, and be well-practiced with routine geotechnical assessments (e.g. providing foundation recommendations, advice on suitable ground improvement and earthworks methods, slope stability and settlement modelling).

The role will be mainly office based, but can include a mixture of client meetings, site supervision and networking. The role will include the specification, operation, management and interpretation of geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigations, tendering for projects and frameworks, and working with the senior management team to continue the planned growth of the business. Harrison Group is a progressive employer offering an excellent remuneration package, including: a negotiated salary, profit sharing and company pension scheme, and the benefit of being part of a busy and vibrant group of professionals.

If you are interested in developing yourself and making a significant contribution within an established team, then please submit your cv, by email, directly to

Harrison Group is an equal opportunities employer.