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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP362-905

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

We are looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to plan, manage, enable and deliver technically complex and logistically challenging projects, working with a large technical delivery team.

A typical week would include:

• Plan, design and deliver geotechnical site investigations including recommendations for best intrusive techniques to be employed and specification of in-situ and laboratory testing.
• Supervise site investigation contractors, and have previous experience of undertaking site investigations and logging of soils and rocks.
• Review and prepare factual and interpretative geotechnical and geo-environmental reports including recommendations relating to the choice of foundations including the use of ground improvement techniques.
• Review and prepare specifications for Enabling, Shoring, Excavation, Dewatering, Ground improvement and Piling works.
• Undertake resident engineer supervision services for foundation, shoring and earthworks contracts, utilising my previous experience of undertaking supervision of earthworks, foundation construction, slope stability and ground improvement.
• Undertake and review geotechnical analysis including slope stability calculations, embedded retaining and shoring wall design; pile design, ground movement assessments, evaluation of soil springs for use within structural design models and soil structure interaction.
• Manage and maintain key client relationships.
• Engage and build new client relationships.
• Manage and mentor team members.
• Manage financial aspects of projects covering the full life cycle from inception to cash collection.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an accredited University
• Minimum 15 years of experience in large-scale projects.
• Experience of managing large scale geotechnical projects.
• Knowledge of standards and practices related to geotechnical engineering in KSA.
• Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.
• Knowledge of industry/regulator codes and standards, design and/or layout criteria pertinent to the discipline
• Knowledge of application and coordination of 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design(CAD) tools on a project.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skill (Arabic an advantage)
• Knowledge of standards and practices related to geotechnical engineering in KSA.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 9,000

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