Geotechnical Manager - Delivery M/F

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VINCI Construction Terrassement is a long-standing and recognized designer-builder of major linear infrastructure in France and abroad. It is also a major player in coastal and river development, environmental projects, sites and platforms in France.

Throughout our history, we have integrated the complementary skills and expertise necessary to master the entire project value chain. This unique know-how, combined with our ability to operate on our own throughout the world, gives us a global vision of projects, from the design phase to the completion of the work.
At every stage, on all types of projects, we guarantee the operational excellence of our projects by committing ourselves to the environmental, social and societal performance of our work.

The mission of VINCI Construction Terrassement's 2,000 employees is to be the first to work on infrastructure and development projects that help improve the daily lives and mobility of everyone, in France and abroad.
This mission mobilizes us collectively, gives meaning to our individual actions and motivates us every day.

Each project, whether large or small, in France or abroad, is thus a formidable human and technical adventure forged by our history, our combined experience and our skills.   

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Geotechnical Manager - Delivery M/F

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Engineer/senior staff

Description of the assignment

VINCI Construction Terrassement (VCT) covers all earthworks activities in infrastructure projects and development works. It also includes standard engineering structures and drainage systems. As part of the “Balfour Beatty VINCI” Joint Venture, VINCI Construction Terrassement is involved in the High Speed 2 Project (HS2).


VCT is part of the VINCI Construction Group, a world leader in building and civil engineering ( Other divisions in the VINCI Group specialize in concessions, energy, roads and railways. VCT offers expertise adapted to all projects, from traditional construction contracts to PPP projects, in addition to the delivery of turnkey projects including maintenance and operations.


We are seeking for a Geotechnical Manager to provide technical support to design management for Permanent and Temporary works, to challenge the design for safe and cost-effective solutions and manage the geotechnical risks & opportunities. Reporting to the Delivery Detail Design Director and you will:

  • Oversee the management of geotechnical risks and opportunities relating to design and construction.
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure realisation of opportunities and management of risks.
  • Follow the required BBV assurance processes.
  • Technical Assurance checks and reviews of geotechnical work forming part of the permanent and temporary works design, with appropriate challenge for cost efficient solutions. 
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and methods for management of materials. Support the material Team around specific lab Trials / site Trials / ITP’s.
  • Advise on construction methods, e.g. dewatering, piling, de-wall, ground improvement, excavation techniques, soil substation (Rayleigh waves), tunnelling excavation and disposal of material, deep excavations, monitoring.
  • Advise on ground engineering temporary works.
  • Maintain links with specialist subcontractors/experts, in particular within-Group expertise.
  • Provide technical support and management of ground engineering aspects to the wider BBV team. ensuring that key ground engineering factors affecting the project are identified and addressed in a technical, value-engineered, cost-effective and safe manner and appropriate risk management provisions implemented.
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Health, Safety and Welfare.


Requirements & preferred experience:


  • Qualified Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist or a related discipline
  • Significant experience at a senior level in consultancy and/or a main contractor or earthworks contractor
  • Experience of geotechnical risk identification, quantification and mitigation
  • Broad experience of all aspects of applied ground engineering from shallow and deep foundations, earthworks, soil treatment, retaining walls, deep basements, reinforced soil structures, shafts and tunnelling, to ground improvement and impact on Third Parties
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills 
  • High standard of computer literacy
  • Experience and confidence to constructively challenge to optimise design solutions which balance project requirements, risks and constraints
  • People management skills, effective delegation, mentoring & coaching and developing others
    Equality & Diversity respect
    Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations

We offer :

  • Competitive Salary & Car policy
  • Company Shared Incentive Scheme 
  • Benefits package


Want to join a great project and be part of its success? Come and be part of our Team!



Applicant criteria

Minimum education required

Master's degree

Minimum experience required

More than 8 years

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Europe, United Kingdom, England, West Midlands

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