Senior Tunnel Engineer

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Last update: May 25, 2022 Last update: May 25, 2022


Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Location: UK UK
Organization: NIRAS A/S (Denmark) HQ
Sectors: Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: May 25, 2022


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Would you like to join our global team of specialists designing a variety of infrastructure tunnel projects? The key role is to define and direct structural design tasks with a technical focus and while interacting with the team in Denmark and the UK, and with our clients. We are seeking an experienced and ambitious Senior Tunnel Engineer to join in our-UK based Marine Geotechnical Tunnels and Bridges Department to work on exciting tunnelling projects globally and to help build our footprint in the UK.

With sustainability and innovation at the core of what we do, we continue to go from strength to strength in our delivery and pursuit of challenging international tunnel projects.

If you are interested in developing your career with NIRAS in the tunnels sector then you could become our new colleague! Our diverse working environment and genuine values where we listen, learn and deliver sets NIRAS apart from others.

About the job

You will be based in the UK and be part of a global team delivering projects internationally. You will work particularly closely with our Tunnels Team based in Denmark.

Your principal duties and responsibilities include:

Leading and supervising advanced structural analysis for tunnels, stations, shafts, portals etc.
Carrying out advanced analysis for a wide variety of complex soil-structure scenarios
Preparation of engineering calculations, drawings, specifications and reports
Technically directing the team or project, mentoring of staff, developing and implementing design best practices, ensuring design conformance with codes and client requirements
Assisting with construction support services
Working within a multi-disciplinary and multicultural engineering practice with co-operation between project members from different NIRAS offices around the globe
Liaise with clients and build strong relationships for longer term business development.
The postholder will be expected to be flexible and agile and will have a sound working knowledge of the design process with the commercial aspects of the delivery. He/she will work closely with project managers and bid managers including on aspects of bidding and commercial contracts. Client interface will also be required on occasion.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to travel both in the UK and internationally as may be required occasionally for site attendance, training, internal/external design placements, and other occasions/meetings as may arise.

About you

For this exciting position you will need:

Master's degree in civil engineering or similar field with more than 10 years of experience within structural design
Extensive analytical experience in soil-structure interaction problems
Relevant structural design experience within tunnel and underground structures
Ability to provide technical leadership and to supervise a project team
Experience in 2D/3D numerical modeling of underground structures (LUSAS, Robot, SAP2000 or similar)
Experience with Revit, or Civil 3D
Interest in programming applications such as Grasshopper/Rhino, Dynamo or Python.
Consequently to get the best of your experience you will be agile and flexible, open to occasional travel and vocational placement, and enthusiastic about everything that we do.

Ideally you will have the right to live and work in the UK. Sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route may be possible but cannot be guaranteed.

We offer you

… the opportunity to join a respected international consultancy and a dynamic, experienced and highly professional team. You will develop professionally through exciting projects internationally. NIRAS also has an active professional/social work environment, with competent colleagues who can mentor your progress and CPD activities.

You will be based either in our Ascot or Edinburgh area offices but other NIRAS satellite offices across the UK may also be considered, also with options for hybrid working between home and the office.

NIRAS offers employee benefits including contributory pension scheme, life assurance of 3X salary, training and structured employee development.