The Ground Investigation Engineer is responsible, as directed by the Ground Investigation Technical Manager, for producing the ground investigation specification for tender and updating the specification as the ground model and engineering / design requirements for the scheme mature over time.
In particular, responsibilities include :
Preparation of the ground investigation specification, as directed by the Ground Investigation Technical Manager, to address the requirements of the geotechnical and other LTC teams (e.
g. tunnelling / portals, highways, environmental, groundwater, contamination, sustainability, TPIs, archaeology, landscaping, architectural, etc);
preparation of the ground investigation technical specifications including, but not limited to :
on land, near-shore and over-water investigations, traditional invasive investigations (cable percussion, rotary, sonic boreholes, trial pits, window sampling, etc);
In situ testing (SPT, CPT, pressuremeter testing, down-hole logging geophysics, cross-hole geophysics, etc);
Groundwater and Geo-environmental / Contamination sampling, testing and monitoring (pumping tests, packer tests, soil, groundwater, leachate and gas sampling and monitoring, etc)
active and passive surface geophysics surveys (resistivity, seismic, GPR, etc)
core logging and sample selection;
samples handling and storage;
basic, advanced and specialist laboratory testing. (ie. standard geotechnical, soil and groundwater contamination, aggressiveness of soil / groundwater to buried concrete, advanced testing for FEM parameters, specific testing for TBM, conveyors, etc);
monitoring (ie. environmental monitoring of groundwater and ground-gasses, settlement, baselining, remote digital and analogic monitoring, etc);
inclusion of AGS and GIS requirements;
third parties, environmental aspects, etc
Change Control & Technical Support
Provide (office based) technical support to the GI delivery team, if required by the Ground Investigation Technical Lead in the absence of the Ground Investigation Support Engineers (Geology / Geotechnics or Hydrogeology / Geo-environmental).
Assurance and Quality
Promoting innovation, best practice and lessons learned from other major UK / international projects.
Knowledgeable and experienced in the requirements set up in Eurocode and other relevant standards and best practice (e.
g. CIRIA) including those from Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists AGS, British Drilling Association BDA, Federation of Piling Specialists FPS, etc;
Knowledge of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering design processes and experience in selecting methods and tests to obtain information to inform design;
Team oriented engineer with the ability to liaise closely with peers;
Ensure that the highest quality ground investigation is specified;
Ensuring HSW and CDM requirements are considered during the design of the GI;
Comply with the internal standards, QA processes and policies;
Ensure that activities are specified in compliance with the consent granted by statutory or non-statutory stakeholders or other bodies.
Skills, knowledge, previous experience :
Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology qualification is essential;
Clear understanding of geology, geotechnics, civil engineering for transport infrastructures, environmental, contamination, hydrogeology, monitoring is essential;
Previous experience on linear infrastructures (Highways or Tunnelling) schemes is essential;
Proven experience of working on multi-discipline schemes is essential;
Good understanding of the London Basin geology as well as previous work experience in the area is essential;
Ability to develop good relationships within a multidisciplinary environment and able to communicate effectively is essential;
Knowledge of sustainability, GIS, contract management, in the context of GI is beneficial;
Proven experience in specifying large scale ground investigations is beneficial;
NEC3 Contract administration experience is beneficial.