Posting Date - 29 Apr, 2024

Location: Harrogate, UK
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours / week), Hybrid
Reporting to: Technical Director
Salary: £32,700 - £39,500 DOE

About Us:
CGL is an award-winning ground engineering consultancy renowned for delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across various sectors. With a commitment to excellence and continuous development, we provide a dynamic and supportive environment for our team members to thrive.

Job Description:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Geotechnical Design Engineer to join our team at our Harrogate office. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technical expertise, practical experience, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Develop ground models and determine geotechnical parameters.
  •            Design various geotechnical structures including piles, foundations, retaining walls, ground anchors, soil nails, and reinforced soil slopes and walls.
  •           Conduct ground movement assessments and settlement analysis.
  •           Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and clients to deliver successful projects.
  •            Act as a mentor to junior engineers and provide technical support as needed.

Skills and Experience:

  •          Strong understanding of soil mechanics and soil/structure interaction
  •           Use of software tools such as Oasys Pile, Alp, PDisp, Adsec, ADC, Rocscience Slide, WALLAP, AutoCAD, and Excel. Some experience in the use of Plaxis 3D or other FE software would be desirable.
  •          Good knowledge of Eurocodes and British Standards (such as: BS EN 1990, BS EN 1991, BS EN 1992, BS EN 1997, BS8002, BS8004, BS8006, BS8081).
  •           Good knowledge of relevant CIRIA guides.
  •          Thorough understanding of ground investigation techniques and experience in specifying geotechnical testing (in-situ and laboratory) while interpreting results accurately.
  •           A self-starter attitude, conducting independent reading and research with guidance from the Technical Director.
  •            Excellent analytical skills and a curious, inquisitive mindset.


  •          BSc in Civil Engineering or Geology.
  •          MSc in Geotechnical Engineering.
  •          Extensive design experience.
  •          Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  •          Located or willing to relocate to the Harrogate area.


  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience.    Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
  •          Comprehensive training provided with a route to Chartership if needed.
  •           Vibrant and inclusive work culture fostering innovation and collaboration.

How to Apply:

If you meet the above requirements and are excited about the prospect of joining a dynamic and forward-thinking team, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to

CGL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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