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Technical Director - Geotechnical Engineering

Job description

Technical Director / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

£Competitive/ London (Full time, Hybrid working)

We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial Technical Director / Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join a collaborative team in London, for a major International Engineering consultancy with a growing presence in the London / Middle eastern markets.

We are looking for a Technical Director to take a leading role in a growing team and serve a key function in managing client interaction, providing staff training and project leadership, preparation of technical reports, specifications, plans, designing foundations, retaining walls, and other geotechnical aspects of construction. If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

In this role you will

  • Work closely with office leadership to develop growth plans and ensure staff utilisation.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial demeanour and participate in Business Development activities by developing new clients and maintaining relationships with existing clients.
  • Prepare technical reports, specifications, construction plans, and geotechnical recommendations.
  • Provide direction and guidance/review of geotechnical design, including foundations, deep excavations, earthworks, ground improvement.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and review of work for staff.
  • Expand services to existing clients, and the potential to develop new clients while maintaining strong billability.


In this role you will have

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
  • 12+ years related geotechnical experience.
  • Prior experience with geotechnical investigations and construction inspections.
  • Office experience with investigation and field work coordination, geotechnical reports, and specification writing.
  • Prior field experience in:
    • Earthworks,
    • Driven and drilled pile construction,
    • Load testing,
    • Footings subgrade and backfill inspection,
    • Ground improvements,
    • Retaining wall design and construction,
    • Excavation support system design and inspection
  • Desired software knowledge: gINT, Slide/SLOPE/W, PLAXIS, LPILE, GRLWEAP, MSEW, SHAKE.

Why this role?

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international organisation committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees are empowered to contribute their skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions. Their culture is entrepreneurial from advancing innovative technical solutions, to participating in robust training and knowledge sharing, to making progressive change within the communities we live and work.

With the offer of flexible work schedules; extensive training; wellness programs; buddy and mentoring programs; employee resource groups; and much more! This is a great role to achieve your personal goals.

About us:

Allen & York have been matching purposeful people with purpose-led organisations for 30 years. We partner with our clients and candidates on roles that build an understanding of climate change, promote sustainability and create inclusive and responsible organisations, working towards a sustainable world for us all. Committed to inclusiveness in the workplace, we aim to increase diversity across all areas and therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability. Let's help build a better world, together.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above or send an email to Thomas at: to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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