Senior Geotechnical Engineer or Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Onshore Projects)

  • ROI/NI/UK or remote, , United Kingdom
  • Full time

GDG is a specialist engineering consultancy, providing innovative solutions across a broad range of civil engineering sectors. We have offices in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London, and Edinburgh. Our clients include large civil and building contractors, renewable energy project developers and engineering consulting firms. We also offer forensic engineering and expert witness services to the Insurance and Legal sectors. Our principal areas of expertise are Infrastructure, Onshore Renewables, Ports and Harbour, Structures, Offshore and Research & Development.

Role description

As a Senior/Principal engineer you will be working closely with a passionate and ambitious team of design engineers to deliver innovative and optimised solutions. You will work on a variety of our onshore projects.

Candidates should be confident in leading projects, developing project specific solutions, client liaison and mentoring junior staff. Experience should either cover soil-structure interaction or earthworks design. GDG are involved in a wide variety of projects, e.g. infrastructure schemes, foundation and basement designs, energy from waste facilities, onshore wind farms, bespoke and complex foundation solutions modelled using FE software packages, ground improvements etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Client liaison and project management
  • Developing solutions to soil structure interaction problems
  • Earthworks designs
  • Pricing works/tendering
  • Financial control of project budgets
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Business development

Expertise required

  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Design experience in relevant areas
  • Experience in Project/People Management.
  • A full clean driver’s licence preferred.


  • MSc qualified

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development.

At GDG, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We take inclusion and diversity seriously. We know that getting this right is critical for us to live our organisation’s values. We are always trying to improve our way of working to be more inclusive and equal. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is for GDG to be a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work.

Please send a copy of your CV to David O’Grady (Talent & Resource Manager) at