As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.
You will be a key part of our busy subsea / offshore engineering team within the wider Maritime group, providing professional advice in the field of Marine Geotechnical Engineering whilst ensuring efficient project delivery for internal and external clients
About the role:
The prime focus of the work will relate to subsea cables – route and landfall selection, marine survey scoping and interpretation, and installation requirements.
You will have the opportunity to work with our growing UK and international teams of specialists in subsea cables and pipelines, geophysics, offshore structures and foundations, and marine environment, on a variety of projects including offshore wind, subsea interconnectors, and marine renewables.
The successful applicant will be required to carry out desk top studies, burial risk assessments, interpret onshore and offshore ground investigation data and develop ground models. There may also be an occasional requirement to contribute to the management and supervision of offshore GI and construction contracts.
You will also have a significant role in technical development / knowledge share of the team and strengthening global links.
We'd love to hear from you if have
A first degree in Civil Engineering or Geology and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering (or similar)
Membership to a relevant professional institution.
Post-graduate experience of engineering geology or geotechnical engineering in the subsea sector.
Demonstrable experience in the delivery of geotechnical projects and reports.
Familiarity in the use of software such as gINT and ArcGIS/QGIS is preferred whilst competency with the MS Office suite of programs and strong communication skills are essential.
You should have experience in the following areas:
Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills
Use or management of GIS datasets
Carrying out literature reviews and compilation of geological desk study reports
Understanding of data relating to shipping, fishing, subsea infrastructure and UXO
Assist with cable route design and engineering
Awareness of UK marine regulatory processes, environment and stakeholdersIntegration of geophysical and geotechnical data to develop ground models
Provide geotechnical input to risk registers and report changes to the geotechnical risks when they arise
Assisting with preparation of scope and specification, supervision and management of offshore ground investigation,
QA of all geotechnical data gathered from site investigations and scheduling of laboratory testing
Derive site-specific parameters for interpretation of geotechnical data and compile and maintain the Geotechnical Interpretative Report
Undertaking assessments relating to cable protection including CBRA, stable seabed assessments and burial assessments / burial strategies
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
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