• Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, ARE
  • Full Time

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer supervises geotechnical engineers to follow all standard engineering assignments, prepares and implements engineering reporting procedure and plan on large project. Review and ensure QA/QC of geotechnical data and engineering assignments prepared by geotechnical engineers and report to Engineering Manager. The position commands a responsibility and necessity to set example. Initiative is a pre requisite part in the role of all duties.

1.1 Operations

a) Full responsibility that assigned projects are executed in accordance with Fugro procedures.
b) Communicates directly with Client and ensures that reporting deliverable meet Client requirements.
c) Participate in engineering discussion and meetings with Clients from preparation until closure of a project.
d) Plans and supervises engineering team to conduct assignments requiring independent judgement in the   selection of techniques, procedures and criteria.
e) Guide and coordinate with project manager on engineering aspect of project involving field investigation operation and office reporting.
f) Reviews and pre-approves geotechnical engineer's assignments, design parameters,
methods,  calculations and draft reports before approval of Engineering Manager.
g) Supervises team of geotechnical engineers working on multiple projects and ensure that requirements and given assignments are understood.
h) Stay aware with changing industry practices and consult with Engineering Manager and Geo-Consulting department for constant implementation of latest practice relevant to engineering assignments carried out by the engineering department.
i) Consult with Engineering Manager for distribution of the tasks to geotechnical engineers, laboratory technician and engineering assistant.
j) Take part with on-site/offshore work for high level expertise projects (rare occasions).
k) Consult with Engineering Manager for preparation of office and offshore planning.
l) Consult with Engineering Manager for solving unusual or complex engineering problems. Elaborate way forward by identifying and implementing relevant design standard and design practices.
m) Responsible for monitoring project budget, schedule, assist with draft invoice preparation.
n) Assist with compilation of technical proposal, drafting invoice, marketing and Client maintenance.

1.2 Specific Additional Duties

a) Actively participate in adherence to and improvement of the company Management System on Quality and HSE related issues.
b) Actively participate to engineering process improvement, training and knowledge transfer to geotechnical engineer.
c) Instruct engineer on engineering requirements prior to field work and support their Work during field investigation.

2. Principal Working Relationships

a) Liaise with Geotechnical Engineers, Laboratory Technicians about Engineering preparation and execution of testing.
b) Inform Engineering Manager on specific engineering requirements for project.
c) Liaise with GeoConsulting department for continuous development of engineering practices and reporting standards.
d) Delegate engineering tasks to geotechnical engineers to maximise own time on complex assignment.

Qualifications required:

a) M.Sc. level in civil engineering or equivalent in education and experience, PhD level would be a plus.

Skills / experience required to do the job:

a) More than 7 years' experience in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering work. Or more than 5 years in offshore geotechnical industry.
b) Comfortable to lead technical discussions.
c) Conversant with equipment / software in use.
d) English language.

Role specific Behavioural competencies required:

1. Problem-solving/judgment: ability to observe, think critically and to solve problems using data, analysis, interpretation, and reasoning skills.
2. Teamwork: dedication and ability to work successfully with others in a team.
3. Information & Communication: The ability to receive information from and convey information to others timely and successfully, using appropriate language, and communication tools (spoken, written etc.).
4. Client focus: The ability to generate client satisfaction (internally or externally), potentially resulting in long term client relationships and additional work.
5. Planning & organizing: The ability to set priorities and determine actions, time and resources (tools, software, people, and budget as appropriate.) to achieve pre-defined goals. Monitor and manage timely delivery, leading to reliability and client satisfaction. Resources (documents, tools, diary etc.) are well-organized and up to date.
6. Agility: the proven capability to be flexible, responsive, adaptive, and show initiative in times of change (e.g. priorities, work planning/location, skills/technologies, work processes, relationships), uncertainty and opportunities.
7. Multitasking: Ability to be organized and work on different projects at the same time without losing focus.

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