Company: Wood
Skills: Geotechnical Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Staines-upon-Thames, England, United Kingdom


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer on a staff basis to be based in our Staines office supporting our Specialist Engineering & Consulting business unit.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Subsea pipe soil interaction calculations for sand, stiff clay, soft clay and silt seabed conditions. In house calculation sheet and user manual available, but vital to already have experience in this area with particular emphasis on Safebuck and DNV established practices.
  • Offshore geotechnical survey specification, including all survey equipment relevant to subsea pipeline and structures design, on site and laboratory testing and all final geotechnical reporting.
  • Soil interaction design of Subsea structures with mudmat and/or pile foundations, including seismic.
  • Onshore pipeline and structures soil interaction design including:
    • Buried pipelines
    • Pipe rack foundation
    • Buried anchor block
  • Landfall construction design geotechnics; including open cut constructions, micro and HDD tunnelling, sheet piled coffer dam construction,
  • Nearshore sediment erosion and deposition calculations
  • Nearshore wave and seismic triggered liquefaction calculations
  • Seismic effects on seabed and onshore surface soils
  • Geotechnical matters relating to onshore and offshore pile and caisson design and construction.
  • Interpretation of for example GIR documents and ensuring correct use of data in design
  • Application of geotechnical design Codes and RPs
  • Geotechnical design considerations with respect to pre-lay seabed interventions along steep escarpments and elsewhere, and pre-lay rock-dumping to mitigate for example excessive spans


Skills / Qualifications

  • Graduated from an accredited university with a degree in Geotechnical, Civil or Geological Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience in civil, geotechnical or related experience in design of marine/offshore systems
  • Experience with design and construction of offshore pipeline, subsea structure and cable projects
  • Experience with design and construction of general marine projects
  • Experience managing/working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.