ikmconsulting IKM Consulting

Delivering Distinction


IKM is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a wide range of services and we currently have an exciting opening for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing geotechnical team.  Our expanding domestic and international project portfolio means you’ll have opportunities to work on varied projects within a range of sectors.

We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year and have ambitious plans for the next twenty-five.  Are you ready to join our fast paced and high performing team?

The successful candidate will have a proactive ‘can do’ attitude, an enthusiasm to always produce high quality work and a desire to progress and learn.  Above all, the candidate will be happy to work as part of a friendly and experienced geotechnical team, providing enviable service to our many clients.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record in many aspects of geotechnical engineering, underpinned by a recognisable solid understanding of geotechnical principles.  They will have excellent knowledge and experience of ground investigation (GI), including being able to log soils and rocks to current British and European Standards and interpret GI data.  A good understanding of Eurocode 7 design methodologies is essential.

Key Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Design and manage multi-disciplinary ground investigations, including site supervision of sub-contractors
  • Be familiar with common conditions of contract relating to ground investigation (ICC, NEC3, NEC4 etc.) and ensure these are adhered to on projects
  • Review, sort and manipulate investigation data (including AGS data) to generate a ground model
  • Prepare calculations, drawings and other documents and ensure these are controlled during the execution of projects
  • Undertake shallow and deep foundation design, including axially and laterally loaded piles, bearing capacity and settlement analysis
  • Operate geotechnical software/programming, such as Holebase SI, LimitState: GEO and Settle 3D. AutoCAD skills are preferable
  • Write factual reports and EC7 compliant GIR & GDR reports
  • Design temporary works and enabling elements (e.g., temporary haul roads and working platforms)
  • Design permanent works such as mass gravity retaining walls and engineered slopes
  • Be accountable for assigned projects, including ensuring budget control and reporting financial performance to senior management
  • Co-ordinate with other IKM and external disciplines on projects


We’re looking for a candidate with the following experience and qualifications:

  • BEng (Hons) /BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering or a Geotechnical/Geological Science
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ post-graduate experience and ideally Chartered or close to attaining Chartership with a recognised institution (CEng or CGeol)


  • An MEng/MSc in Geotechnical Engineering (or equivalent) would be considered advantageous


IKM’s portfolio in high hazard and regulated industries sets us apart, and our consulting services are built on the long-standing expertise of our teams.

Our geotechnical team has ambitious plans, and we aim to establish a strong team which can support many different industries.  We’re keen to get going on the journey, are you keen to come along with us?

Typical projects include overseeing the whole lifecycle of ground investigation on projects, from initial site assessment and desk study stage through to interpretative reporting on a range of sites.  We also get involved in temporary works design, crane pad/piling platform design, retaining wall design, foundation design (including piling) and roads design.  We also provide geotechnical design input to the jacking of large diameter storage tanks, which is considered a highly specialist operation.

This is a good opportunity for an enthusiastic geotechnical specialist to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment. IKM Consulting is a family-friendly company and is committed to continuous professional development.


IKM Consulting is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunities employer.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Put simply, we are concerned with finding a skilled and well-rounded Senior Geotechnical Engineer to help our growing team and that is the only criteria you will ever be judged against here at IKM.