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Design Engineer (Rock Tunnelling)
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Job Ref: 11005

Job title: Design Engineer (Rock Tunnelling)

Location: London

Salary: Competitive Package

Term: Permanent


Job Purpose Summary:

We are currently working with a prestigious international firm of engineering consultants with offices in numerous countries worldwide.

A world leader in tunnelling and underground structures, our client has extensive experience in every kind of ground condition, from the hardest rock to the softest soils.

This is an excellent career opportunity where you will have access to the most interesting projects in the UK and overseas and be part of a world class working community with a package that greatly rewards commitment and long service.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

Due to continued growth, our client is seeking Design Engineers specialising in rock tunnel design. Reporting to the Manager of the Tunnels group, the successful applicant will be expected to assist in carrying out:

  • Interpretation of ground conditions and ground behaviour relating to tunnelling Feasibility, conceptual and detailed design, due diligence assessments and construction supervision.
  • Design calculations for underground excavations in rock including design of rock support, secondary unreinforced and reinforced concrete linings, steel penstocks and underground caverns
  • Assessment of the needs for ground treatment and appropriate construction methods
  • Assessment of construction sequencing, programme and costs
  • Preparation of drawings, reports and specifications

Qualifications / Experience:

Successful candidates will have:

  • Degree qualified at honours level in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or similar, with preferably an additional post-graduate level qualification in a relevant discipline such as engineering geology, rock mechanics, civil or structural engineering.
  • Up to 10 years experience on rock tunnelling projects in the design of primary or secondary linings.
  • Experience on hydropower projects and/or the use of numerical modelling would be advantageous.
  • Be prepared to travel overseas potentially to remote locations

For further information on this or any other related positions do not hesitate to contact Peter on 020 7960 2551 or

Mattinson Partnership brings together recruitment expertise with hands-on experience. Through our knowledge of the industry, we are able to provide a unique and specialist service. We respect the need for absolute confidentiality and offer every assurance that your application will be handled with the highest levels of professionalism. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Further Details

Published Date: 2012-07-03

Contract: Permanent

Rate Type: Salary

Vacancy Reason: Unspecified

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