Employment Type  Full-time

About Us

Robert Bird Group is a leading international structural, geotechnical, civil and construction engineering consultancy. We are specialists in the built environment and complex infrastructure. We are recognized for a large range of landmark projects and can offer you excellent career progression and opportunities in inspiring and challenging projects, both locally and internationally.

RBG offers dedicated in-house Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering teams based in London (our central hub) and Dubai. RBG’s award-winning geotechnical teams continue to provide industry-leading design solutions on a variety of challenging and prestigious building and infrastructure projects. Our teams are able to service projects located across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We use a range of complex analytical tools in combination with our ‘Design Leadership’ and ‘Design for Delivery’ approach to develop and inform optimised construction sequences and innovative construction techniques, which reduce or eliminate construction risks, leading to better programme and cost outcomes.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our Geotechnical Team in the London Office. This is an exciting time for Robert Bird Group, as we go through continual expansion, and so presents an opportunity for someone looking to further their career within a thriving engineering consultancy.

They will have the opportunity to directly contribute to the growth of the team and to assist managing and delivering the geotechnical aspects of a variety of prestigious buildings and infrastructure projects within the UK and overseas. This role will provide the candidate with continuous exposure to collaborate with other teams and disciplines within RBG UK and overseas, as well as to interface with existing and prospective clients.


  • Promote Robert Bird Group to existing and prospective clients.
  • Establishing new clients and develop existing client relationships through excellent project delivery and repeat business.
  • Client liaison in conjunction with Directors, Associate Directors and Associates including but not limited to:
  • Project coordination – consultant’s meetings etc.
  • Meeting and exceeding client expectations.
  • Ensuring client requirements are clearly understood by all company personnel involved in projects.
  • Identifying changes in client requirements as may occur during the course of a project and effect the

subsequent design and documentation changes necessary to meet the new requirements.

  • Assist with coordination and management of project team resource requirements in conjunction with Directors, Associate Directors and Associates.
  • Manage and deliver geotechnical services in conjunction with Directors, Associate Directors and Associates.
  • Develop concept design and design philosophy development in conjunction with Geotechnical Project Lead and Project Director.
  • Preparation of preliminary designs (requires Director approval prior to issue).
  • Preparation of design documentation, including checking when required (requires Director approval prior to issue).
  • Assist Directors, Associate Directors and Associates with fee proposal development.
  • Assist with selection of subcontracted consultants.
  • Assist with project cost control and with compilation of project invoices.
  • Training and direction of all Engineers under their direction.
  • Site inspections and liaison with third-parties.
  • Implement Quality System on projects.
  • Implement Health and Safety policies and procedures on projects and oversee team’s compliance.
  • Participate in Workplace Health and Safety committee if, and when, required.

Required Qualifications and Memberships

  • Relevant engineering experience (4 to 8 years), including but not limited to design of complex foundation and substructure systems, ground movement assessment and impact assessment of existing assets, monitoring related activities and proficiency with industry design software such as Plaxis 2D, Plaxis 3D, Oaysis package, Wallap and Slope W.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent.
  • Chartered Member or committed to Chartership with the ICE or the Geotechnical Society or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent.

Please attach a CV and cover letter.

Robert Bird Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Hr.resources@robertbird.com

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