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Jacobs Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


Jacobs leads the globalprofessional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected,sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific,technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companiesand organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clientsacross multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of thebiggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainablesolutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air andsafe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineeringcompany.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019World's Most Admired Companies…

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Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK, with over 400 geotechnical and tunnelling engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems.

Our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team provides technical support to a wide range of infrastructure projects throughout the UK, and worldwide. As a result we're looking for people who have the passion and drive to be involved with major geotechnical projects across a range of sectors: Rail, Highways, Utilities and Nuclear.

Position Summary:

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will work as part of a team of geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists, providing support and advice to the wider Jacobs business and clients as well as acting as team leader on your own projects. You will lead in the delivery of geotechnical input to projects and will also be required to provide technical guidance and support to less experienced junior engineers and technicians.

There will be opportunities for a wider degree of responsibilities and roles within the Geotechnical team aimed at developing your career as a geotechnical specialist. Jacobs is an international company and there may also be opportunities for overseas work in the Middle East and elsewhere in the future.

The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.



  • An experienced professional, the successful applicant should be a chartered engineer/geologist or have equivalent experience with a commitment to the pursuit of becoming chartered.

  • MEng degree in Civil Engineering or a degree in Engineering Geology or Geology with a post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • All-round technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering.

  • Ability to progress schemes from inception to design completion.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.

  • The ability to produce accurate and well-presented reports is essential in this role.


  • Experience of construction supervision and contract administration.

  • Experience of ground investigation supervision,

  • Laboratory test scheduling and reporting.

  • Experience of slope stability, earthwork, foundation and retaining wall design.

  • Experienced in the execution of major projects.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BI 0006YB