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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description and Requirements

Job description / Role

JOB SUMMARY 

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer leads the design activities of projects of medium complexity. The job holder ensures a functional, effective and aesthetic design for projects, which accommodates the requirements of the client, local authorities, international standards and codes of practice and the requirements of other disciplines. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer develops concept designs, schematic designs, and detailed designs and participates in the preparation of tender documents for design projects. He shall stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the Geotechnical design field and represent the firm and share his expertise and knowledge with other team members. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

- Support the collection of internally available data to support project execution
- Lead discussions with clients to determine criteria guiding design, including budgets, preferences, etc.
- Develop concept designs, including all required drawings and reports, for non-complex projects, for discussion with clients
- Refine selected design options into schematic and draft final designs, including all required drawings and reports
- Coordinate with other design specializations (e.g. Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Transportation) to coordinate design requirements across disciplines for design projects of medium complexity across all design stages (conceptual, schematic, detailed), as needed
- Review prepared design deliverables with senior project teams and implement design revisions based on reviews and checking reports, as needed
- Closely work with stakeholders for design value engineering for non-complex projects, as needed
- Closely work with Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals, as needed
- Closely work with the Quantity Surveying Department for the development of tender documents, including specifications, and Bills of Quantities, as needed
- Closely work with project teams for reviewing design deliverables of non-complex design projects, including conducting detailed reviews and checks and the issuance of checking reports, as needed
- Provide support to Project Managers in developing periodic progress reports, as needed
- Assist Project Managers with implementing quality control policies and procedures on design deliverables and conduct peer review on team members' deliverables
- Support during the supervision stage, as needed, including responding to RFIs and solving design conflicts, in coordination with local design support teams

Requirements

QUALIFICATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED TO EXECUTE THIS ROLE 

- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
- Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Administration is preferred
- Specialization is preferred
- Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
- In-depth knowledge of the Architecture, Engineering, and Planning Industry in the Middle East, particularly related to Geotechnical design
- Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
- Good communication and presentation skill
- Good interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE THIS ROLE 

- 8+ years of experience in engineering design in a top tier regional/multinational engineering consultancy firm
- Experience with engineering Geotechnical design
- Experience in numerical modeling 
- Experience in soil investigation, foundation, earthworks, shoring systems and ground treatment design 
- Marine Experience is a plus. 
- Exposure to global best practices and trends in the Geotechnical design field