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Faithful+Gould are looking for a Geotechnical Lead with PMC background in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
F+G has an impressive portfolio of prestigious infrastructure, tunnelling and underground works projects and we are currently seeking a Geotechnical Lead to work on major infrastructure projects.
The candidate will be required to work a variety of roles and projects including geotechnical investigations scoping, management and interpretation in addition to geotechnical design for infrastructure and built environment projects alongside a variety of environmental science and engineering professionals. Whilst the candidate will be required to report to a Director/HOD, they will also be expected to manage and mentor a small team of geotechnical engineers – providing technical and managerial guidance where necessary.
Candidates should possess the following:
o A proven track record in geotechnical investigation management and interpretation and the design of deep and shallow foundations, piles, retaining walls and other related infrastructure;
o Experience in managing a small team of junior engineers to deliver projects on time and to specified budgets – reporting to the geotechnical team leader;
o Experience of working in a fast moving engineering consultancy environment (ideally including international experience);
o A high level of technical capability and attention to detail;
o A good academic background with a civil engineering / geotechnical engineering bachelors or masters degree;
o 15-20 years’ experience in the civil / geotechnical fields in a consulting environment with a minimum of 5 years Middle East experience in Abu Dhabi.
o Working towards chartered status (or equivalent) within a relevant professional association;
o A high level of numeracy and attention to details with the ability to self check and produce accurate work;
o Appropriate experience in the use of geotechnical analysis software (gINT, PLAXIS, Slope W, Seep W and Piglet etc.);
o Good written and verbal communication skills (clear, concise report writing will be required);
o Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience working on infrastructure & mixed used Projects.
o Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with Contractors and Clients;
o Willingness to collaborate and work effectively within a team environment – leading where necessary;
o Demonstrate sound relationship-building skills with both clients and staff and an ability to influence and coach others;
o Experience and confidence in using written and spoken English within a business environment;
o Willingness to travel from time to time on project assignments.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
You should be equipped to:
Manage and coordinate the inputs of project stakeholders and appointed contractor to ensure the successful delivery of the project.
Assess and resolve site planning and coordination issues.
Apply quality management principles and processes.
Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes.
Network effectively, negotiate well and influence people, broker relationships with stakeholders within and outside the project.
Be aware of the broader perspective and how it affects the project.
SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.
Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.
Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.
Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.
Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.
Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.
REWARDS & BENEFITS
We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary.
Medical and life insurance cover.
22 business days annual leave.
Discretionary bonus scheme.
Annual flight allowance to point of origin.
SNC-Lavalin is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.
Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.
We pursue this commitment by:
Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented;
Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice;
Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect;
Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement;
Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability.
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