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Principal Geotechnical Engineers

Principal Geotechnical Engineers

13 Jul 2023 POSTED BY: ADMIN

We are looking for Principal Geotechnical Engineers to join our Red Rock Geoscience team in Exeter.

To apply for this role please email your CV to

Red Rock Geoscience is a geotechnical and geo-environmental consultancy who has a reputation for solving problems on difficult development sites and taking a managed risk approach to challenging geotechnical and geo-environmental problems.

We are looking to recruit Principal Geotechnical Engineers to support our geotechnical design services for a wide range of clientele on a variety of local, national and international projects.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your career and technical knowledge within our close-knit ground engineering team, often in support of other design disciplines.

We have a great list of current projects including:

Slope and cliff stability assessments in some of the most scenic parts of the UK,

Soil and rock slope stabilisation design,

Engineered earthworks and ground improvement,

Foundation designs on geologically challenging sites and high-rise developments,

Contiguous pile / sheet pile retaining structures.

We are seeking candidates that are confident, numerate, technically proficient and prepared to think outside the box. You will be involved in all aspects of the business including client liaison, preparing estimates, and managing junior members of staff. You will be comfortable in communicating with other design disciplines (e.g., structural and civil engineers) on multi-disciplinary projects.

You will be based at our easily accessible offices just outside Exeter, which has ample parking, and we offer a flexible working environment.

Whilst some projects will be based in the local area, the role may also involve working on projects in other locations throughout the UK and even overseas.

Essential Criteria:

BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering or a related subject.

Preferably an MSc in Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering.

Chartered Engineer or Geologist (CGeol or CEng)

Ideally 5-10 years relevant experience.

The ability to lead teams working on projects.

The ability to organise your own work and time management and supervise less experiences team members.

Full UK driving licence.

The Individual:

Good verbal and written English.

Good interpersonal skills and being a team player who can inspire others to achieve project goals through combined team effort and synergy.

To apply for this role please email your CV to

Why Red Rock Geoscience?

At Red Rock Geoscience, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the brightest and best, fuelled by a professional environment built on achievement, creativity and career satisfaction.

We find innovative solutions to modern problems. We do what we say we’re going to do – and we make a positive impact on our world through constant learning, innovative thinking, and passion for the work. We ensure that we offer personal development to all within our organisation which allows you to progress your career and offer the opportunity to be mentored by industry recognised Technical Leaders in their field, who will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Along with offering a competitive salary and benefits package, you will become part of a collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment. We welcome and encourage any aspiring engineer who shares our fascination with construction, design and a wonder for how things work, and who looks at the world with curiosity and vision.

Red Rock Geoscience is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

To apply for this role please email your CV to

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