Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates

at Atkins

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our expanding team in the Middle East and work on a range of challenging projects and specifically in our expanding Ground Engineering team based in Dubai.


The candidate will be required to work a variety of roles including leading geotechnical investigation scoping, management and interpretation in addition to geotechnical design for infrastructure projects alongside a variety of environmental science and engineering professionals. The candidate will be expected to manage a team of geotechnical engineers across a number of major infrastructure projects. The candidate will also be expected to manage and develop internal and external clients as part of the wider regional ground engineering group – regularly reporting back to senior management on project status, programme, financial position etc.   


Desired Skills & Experience

A proven track record in geotechnical investigation management and interpretation and the design of deep and shallow foundations, piles, retaining walls and other related infrastructure.

A proven track record  in managing a team of engineers to deliver projects on time and to specified budgets

Experience in building relationships with both clients and staff and an ability to influence and coach others.

Experience of working in a fast moving engineering consultancy environment (ideally including international experience) 

A high level of technical capability and attention to detail

A good academic background with a civil engineering / geotechnical engineering bachelors or masters degree.

A minimum of 7-10 years experience in the civil / geotechnical fields in a consulting environment

Approaching or have achieved chartered status (or equivalent) within a relevant professional association

A high level of numeracy and attention to detail with the ability to self check and produce accurate work

Appropriate experience in the use of geotechnical analysis software (gINT, PLAXIS, Slope W, Seep W and Piglet etc.)

Good written and verbal communication skills (clear, concise report writing will be required)

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience working on Metro/Rail Projects.



Excellent team player

Decisive, clear and consistent in approach to Geotechnical Engineering Design

Sound communicator

Excellent technical judgement


Willingness to participate in all aspects of  Ground Engineering workload delivery

Understand the importance of technical accuracy with a high attention to detail

Passionate about  Engineering and drive to exceed the requirements of internal and external stakeholders


Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

A competitive salary

Accommodation allowance

Transportation allowance

22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)

Medical and life insurance cover

Company gratuity scheme

Discretionary bonus scheme

Annual flight allowance to point of origin

Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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