Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Engineers Specialists Water
  • Manila


We are looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to be based in our Manila office, from where we deliver large and small scale complex projects within the maritime and water sector, focusing on coastal, land reclamation and (flood) resilience.

Overall Purpose of Role

You will be involved through all stages of the project, from writing proposals to developing concept and detailed designs leading to construction management. The role will principally be in the head office of Manila but you will also involve support to the site based teams, and includes coordination and working alongside experienced national and international colleagues.

General Responsibilities

You will lead geotechnical work on our projects in the Philippines. You will work on projects ranging from impressive high-profile multidisciplinary projects to smaller projects requiring geotechnical input.

This position might alternate in the role of specialist, geotechnical design leader or reviewer in a project, alongside skilled and experienced national and international colleagues.

Profile and Competencies 

  • Sound technical understanding of Geotechnical engineering
  • Experience on data interpretation for geotechnical design parameters
  • Can complete geotechnical risk assessments such as settlement. liquefaction and slope stability analysis
  • Knowledge on EGGAR ( Engineering Geological and Geohazard Assessment)
  • Experience on site investigation and supervision (Borehole drilling, (S)CPT and geophysical survey, etc.)
  • Strong analytical ability, proactive and committed to technical excellence
  • Able to provide innovative solutions with an eye for geotechnical risk management
  • Experience in project management of a team delivering geotechnical outputs
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse colleagues across skill sets and internationally
  • Cooperative, commercial and able to quickly make contacts
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible attitude and willing to travel when required
  • Confident and outgoing nature
  • Understanding of and competence in digital ways of working

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant degree
  • Licensed Philippine Civil Engineer/Geologist
  • At least 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering works 
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