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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Negotiable
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131906BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The Role

Working with the Geotechnical Engineering Manager, this role is a fantastic opportunity to join bp’s Civil and Structural engineering team. We are seeking Chartered Engineers with expertise in onshore geotechnical engineering to initially work on low carbon projects (including hydrogen projects) to support bp in achieving its net zero ambition.

Whilst this is an opportunity to work on a range of global tasks, the roles will be initially based in our office in Sunbury, UK. Subsequent project roles may include secondments into the offices of the primary project contractors, where you would be the Lead Geotechnical Engineer.

bp operates a 60:40 office:home flexible working policy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing geotechnical engineering expertise across bp’s portfolio of projects and operational sites. This would include supervising the planning, selection and design of foundation concepts, geohazard assessment and mitigation, soil-structure interaction, site investigations, and the development of integrated ground models.
  • Supporting conceptual development studies and site selection activities.
  • Ensuring safe and cost-efficient design and integrity management throughout asset life.
  • Ensuring designs are in accordance with bp and industry technical practices and standards.
  • Quantifying and presenting risks to relevant stakeholders to ensure they are understood, controlled and continuously reduced across the business.
  • Maintaining relationships with third party suppliers, contractors, and other partners.
  • Adhering to bp’s code of conduct, ethics and compliance rules, and values & behaviours.
  • Actively contributing to the geotechnical engineering community of practice to share knowledge and findings.
  • Participating in mentoring and coaching by actively sharing expertise and experience with team members.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree, preferably Masters, in civil/geotechnical engineering.
  • Appropriate professional accreditation (e.g. Chartered Civil Engineer, C. Eng., or Professional Engineer, P.E., status).
  • Proven post-chartership experience in ground engineering, and proficient to design, manage, check, approve, authorise and take ownership for a wide range of ground engineering services, ideally within the energy sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry codes and standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both oral and written.
  • Proven experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and major projects with minimal technical supervision.
  • Ability to use strong technical skills to think strategically and to provide powerful insights.
  • Proven experience in:
  • Planning and implementation of site investigations, characterisation and ground model development by means of standard and advanced methods for sampling and testing of soils and rocks, assimilation and integration of data with geological and geophysical information, and development of geotechnical basis of design.
  • Planning and design of geotechnical works and foundations for large-scale onshore and nearshore projects (e.g. major foundations, earthworks, , ground improvement and slope stabilization).

The Role

Working with the Geotechnical Engineering Manager, this role is a fantastic opportunity to join bp’s Civil and Structural engineering team. We are seeking Chartered Engineers with expertise in onshore geotechnical engineering to initially work on low carbon projects (including hydrogen projects) to support bp in achieving its net zero ambition. Subsequent project roles may include secondments into the offices of the primary project contractors, where you would be the Lead Geotechnical Engineer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Providing geotechnical engineering expertise across bp’s portfolio of projects and operational sites. This would include supervising the planning, selection and design of foundation concepts, geohazard assessment and mitigation, soil-structure interaction, site investigations, and the development of integrated ground models.
  • Supporting conceptual development studies and site selection activities
  • Ensuring safe and cost-efficient design and integrity management throughout asset life.
  • Ensuring designs are in accordance with bp and industry technical practices and standards.
  • Quantifying and presenting risks to relevant stakeholders to ensure they are understood, controlled and continuously reduced across the business.
  • Maintaining relationships with third party suppliers, contractors, and other partners.
  • Actively contributing to the geotechnical engineering community of practice to share knowledge and findings.
  • Participating in mentoring and coaching

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree, preferably Masters, in civil/geotechnical engineering.
  • Appropriate professional accreditation (e.g. Chartered Civil Engineer, C. Eng., or Professional Engineer, P.E., status).
  • Proven post-chartership experience in ground engineering, and proficient to design, manage, check, approve, authorise and take ownership for a wide range of ground engineering services, ideally within the energy sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry codes and standards.
  • Planning and implementation of site investigations, characterisation and ground model development by means of standard and advanced methods for sampling and testing of soils and rocks, assimilation and integration of data with geological and geophysical information, and development of geotechnical basis of design.
  • Planning and design of geotechnical works and foundations for large-scale onshore and nearshore projects

Desirable:

  • Planning and design of ground and surface water management engineering activities.
  • Onshore and nearshore pipeline routing and engineering (i.e. pipe-soil-interaction analysis), including trenched and trenchless crossings for landfalls.
  • Application of geophysical, geological, earth observation and satellite monitoring techniques for site characterisation, geohazards and risk assessment.
  • Onshore and nearshore pile design and driving analysis.
  • Experience in the use of numerical methods for engineering design applications including development of input parameters for constitutive modelling of geo-materials.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques to develop synthetic ground models (e.g. CPT profiles)
  • Rock mechanics and rockfill characterisation.
  • Green and blue hydrogen production processes including underground, surface storage, transportation requirements and design concepts.

About BP :

At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits:
A company culture where we respect our diverse teams and are proud of our achievements

Possibility to join social communities and networks

A healthy work-life balance

Chill-out and collaboration spaces in a modern office environment

Learning and development opportunities to craft your career path

Life & health insurance, medical care package

And many others

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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