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Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job reference: 918195
  • Location: Paris, Île-de-France
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 09/02/2018

Our client, an oil & gas operating company, are urgently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Paris on a contract basis.

Scope Of Work

- To provide general geotechnical advice;

- To select design parameters and apply them to all aspects of foundation design;

- To understand foundation construction methodologies and different foundation type applicability in different ground conditions;

- To be able to control design process in order to produce optimized and fit for purpose results using practical experience of wide range of foundation types and ground conditions;

- To have an appreciation of ground conditions and site constraints and their effect on construction work;

- To interpret data in order to identify and observe geotechnical phenomena;

- To advise on soil-structure interaction using appropriate design tools and obtain relevant information for input;

- To design earthworks;

- To manage testing and controls;

- To adapt general earthworks to specific situations;

- To specify and manage all earthworks and groundwater control;

- To specify and supervise monitoring of geotechnical works;

- To develop appropriate earthworks solutions in un-usual ground conditions;

- To prepare specifications for ground investigations using advanced understanding of ground investigation techniques and laboratory testing;

- To prepare scopes for ground investigation to acquire information required for typical oil and gas civil applications;

- To use practical experience of site investigation including laboratory testing acquired in field operations;

- To adapt test schedules and field operations to suit field observations;

- To understand GIS principles and have a working knowledge of GIS tools (eg ArcGIS, Global Mapper etc.);

- To communicate geotechnical and operational issues and inform colleagues and high level decision making process;

- To participate in multi-disciplinary workshops for development planning.

Deliverables expected from the contractor

- Daily, weekly and monthly reports;

- A final report.


- Extensive experience in Geotechnics;

- Fluency in English would be much appreciated;

- Ability to work in a team.

To apply or for further information, please submit CV applications.

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