Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Glasgow

Vacancy type
Full-time, Permanent
Salary scale
How to apply
Send your CV and covering letter to
Glasgow based
Closing date
Friday, December 22, 2023

To help with the continued growth of the Glasgow Office, MHB Consultants is delighted to announce the opening for the position of Senior Geo technical Engineer for our Geo technical department. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and forward-thinking business that aims to develop pragmatic solutions that save money for our clients and will play a key role in managing and developing the team.

As an employee-owned business, MHB Consultants are passionate about ensuring that all employees share in the success of the company. As co-owners of the business, they are entitled to receive a share of the firms operating profit each year.

The candidate

The ideal candidate will have 4 – 6 years of design experience in civil/ geotechnical engineering consultancy, with chartered or near chartered status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and be looking for an opportunity for career progression in commercial, management and technical areas.

The job will require a dynamic and motivated individual who is technically capable as well as a good communicator and manager.  It would also be beneficial for applicants to have a knowledge of Autocad, general geotechnical design software and MS Office. Rail experience would also be an advantage but not essential. Relevant design experience include but not limited to earthwork design, slope stability, foundation design, pile design, soil nailing, ground anchors, gravity and embedded retaining wall design as well as knowledge of Eurocode and CDM regulations.

The job

The job will principally involve the following tasks:

  • Provide support to junior engineers within the team.
  • Help in managing the workload of the team to ensure quality delivery of work.
  • Identify the key geotechnical risks that could affect our projects and propose appropriate management measures.
  • Undertake concept & detailed design.
  • Prepare technical reports (e.g. Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Design repots).
  • Manage the commercial side of the project to ensure achieving good balance between technical excellence and project profitability.
  • Prepare fee proposals and help the company to win work and maintaining good relationships with clients.
  • Able to communicate design via clear and well-presented drawings and sketches.
  • Have the ability to learn and expand his/her knowledge.


  • Degree qualified in civil engineering (MSc in geotechnical engineering is advantageous).
  • Clean driving licence.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual profit related bonus (up to £3600 tax free)
  • Total 30 days annual leave (inclusive of 8 days public holidays) with an option to purchase an additional 5 days)
  • Continuous training and development
  • Company Group pension
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Yearly Professional Membership paid.
  • Private Health Care.

Why consider this role

  • Company has a “can do” attitude.
  • A chance to develop technical and managerial skills and for career progression at a growing company.
  • First class career development opportunities on technically challenging projects.
  • ICE approved graduate training scheme.

About the Company

MHB Consultants is a civil engineering design consultancy established in 2006. We currently have more than 50 full time members of staff and have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, York & London.  Workload is 70% design work in the rail industry with the balance in transportation, energy, heavy civil engineering, and structural sectors. Our clients are building contractors, local authorities, transportation agencies and private clients.

MHB became an Employee-Owned company in July 2020, as an employee-owned business MHB is always looking for capable and self-motivated team members who want to join a successful business and share in our future success.

Our company aim is to provide practical solutions to save money for our clients.

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