Principal / Chartered Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Godalming

Do you want to join a consultancy with a culture of innovation, openness and inclusivity?

CGL is one of the largest geotechnical and geoenvironmental specialist consultancies in the UK, and has a proven track record as an inclusive, people orientated company, delivering leading edge services for a wide range of clients.

CGL is passionate about developing the careers of our staff. Training and career development are provided at all levels in a supportive and flexible working environment as reflected by our Investors in People Gold Status and within our core values.

We are seeking a candidate keen to develop and share skills in the areas of advanced numerical modelling, ground investigation data management, ground movement assessment and geotechnical design. You would be working closely in a small team with the opportunity to collaborate on wider projects across the company and around the UK.

Candidates will be required to have the following credentials:

  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers or appropriate professional body, with a first degree in civil engineering or engineering geology and ideally an appropriate postgraduate MSc or higher degree
  • Demonstrate numeracy and a minimum of 5 years’ experience, including ideally a period of post charter working on relevant geotechnical projects in the UK.

The attributes needed to fulfil this role successfully are:

  • A team player with a mature approach including first class inter-personal skills and experience of supervising and managing small project teams
  • Enthusiasm to learn new skills and develop advanced numerical modelling skills, ground investigation techniques and data management,
  • Competence in the use of Eurocode design including piling, piled walls, foundations, temporary works, soil nails, ground anchors and the planning, implementation and interpretation of site investigations
  • Experience in delivering detailed design engineering solutions, drawings and specifications including slope stability, earthworks, basements, deep excavations and/or retaining structures
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other engineering disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and have proven project management capability within a commercially minded environment
  • Knowledge of geoenvironmental engineering and its interaction with geotechnical design would be a benefit. You will be expected to combine site work with design work and investigation and project management in a dynamic office environment.

We are able to offer you:

  • A competitive salary and a profit related bonus scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and education assistance
  • Exciting and rewarding project experience
  • Generous annual leave increasing in line with service
  • Company pension scheme
  • Payment of professional subscriptions
  • Other lifestyle benefits

Enquire or apply for this vacancy

If you think this position is the kind of opportunity you are looking for then you are welcome to call Mio Adam (HR Manager) on 01483 310600 for an informal chat. To register your interest for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to Mio at

CGL is committed to a positive policy which promotes equal opportunities in employment regardless of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, colour, race or ethnic origins. This principle will apply in respect of all conditions of employment.

Applying for work with CGL

We particularly welcome direct applications for positions as well as general enquiries about job opportunities from talented people interested in working for us. We will also look at speculative applications for candidates who possess relevant qualifications from agencies who wish to become a potential future recruiting partner for CGL.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Mio Adam, HR Manager: or call Mio on : 01483 310600 for more information.