Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • London

Spencer Ogden

Spencer Ogden are exclusively partnered with this established Offshore Wind Engineering Consultancy.

Job Overview:

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will work on engineering and consultancy assignments for offshore wind farm and oil and gas projects on a global basis. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for leading teams to deliver complex geotechnical engineering projects.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead and manage geosciences work packages for offshore wind developments, including but not limited to:

–       Strategy and management plan preparation

–        Development of survey specifications

–        Preparation of procurement documentation

–        Tender management and evaluation

–        Survey management

–        Data and package interfaces management

  • Independently prepare tenders and proposals.
  • Undertake/supervise a variety of engineering analyses including foundation design, leg penetration/extraction analysis, drivability analyses, geotechnical interpretations and cable route assessment.
  • Implement best practice in geotechnical assessment and design.
  • Review geotechnical designs, method statements and submissions by third parties to ensure geotechnical issues are accounted for.
  • Undertake/supervise desk studies and assess sources of site information prior to field investigations.
  • Ensure all deliverables are conducted in full compliance with approved instructions, procedures and policies.
  • Support the running of the geotechnical group: providing line management, coaching and mentoring of junior engineers and coordinating the geotechnical group within OWC
  • Take a lead in business development activities.
  • Attending conferences, writing and delivering technical papers, representing OWC and promoting our skills and competencies in the offshore wind sector.


  • Qualified to degree standard.
  • Engineering and or Geology degree.
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a geotechnical engineer in the design and management of geosciences aspects within the offshore wind industry.
  • Excellent geotechnical engineering knowledge with experience in managing small teams to deliver projects for clients.
  • Ability to co-ordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Experienced in the scoping, management, supervision and interpretation of offshore site investigations.
  • Experience of jack-up leg penetration analyses.
  • Ability to undertake scour assessments, pile drivability and leg extraction analyses.
  • Good technical knowledge of offshore design and construction.
  • Familiar with commercial and contractual issues and able to provide guidance to OWC clients.
  • Good sales and business development techniques and be competent in marketing the capabilities of OWC.
  • Capable of seeing new business opportunities and pursuing these with existing and future clients.
  • Proficient in French, German, Polish, Japanese or another language is an advantage.

If you feel the above criteria applies to you, please do not hesitate to apply.

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