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Nearshore Geotechnical Manager

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Job description:

A varied role working in the Nearshore Department. In this position you will be responsible for managing Nearshore Geotechnical projects overseeing field crews, equipment and operations onboard our Jack-Up Barge.

The role will be predominantly based in our Iden Office with a periodic requirement for time on site, vessel visits and external meetings.

Our successful candidate will be versatile and proactive, able to manage priorities, use initiative and multi-task, solve problems and support colleagues. You will have extensive experience of marine, jack up, drilling and/or CPT operations and geotechnical site investigation. You will have excellent IT, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. You will have experience of managing a remote team. A practical and technical aptitude would be preferable.

Contract type:         Permanent
Department:           Marine
Reports to:               Managing Director
Location:                  Cold Harbour Barn, Cold Harbour Lane, Iden, East Sussex, TN31 7UT
Main duties (key tasks/responsibilities):
Project management
  • Ensure commercial and operational success of geotechnical Nearshore projects, by actively managing from tender stage to invoicing.
  • Proactive problem solving and effective reaction to project challenges.
  • Works with client to define project scope, schedule and budget.
  • Selection and deployment of suitable plant and equipment to service projects.
  • Preparation of marine and drilling methodology to feed into tenders and project documentation.
  • Application of practical knowledge and experience on site appropriate to projects to deliver solutions.
  • Prepare, and oversee, tenders, in line with company procedures and pro-actively turn tenders into projects.
  • Oversee/Manage Nearshore Geotechnical reporting and ensure turn-around time for issuing of reports to clients is in line with company target.
  • Provide technical support to Jack up and Drilling Operations, Geotechnical Engineers and Drillers, Tender Department and others as required.
Health & Safety
  • Understanding of UK health & safety legislation, company procedures and the ability to maintain and enforce professional working standards.
  • To continue and further develop Nearshore HSE systems and written procedures.
  • Ensure good lines of communication are in place throughout the Nearshore Department.
  • Day to day communication with and technical support for personnel on site.
  • Liaison with clients.
  • Line Management of all field crew including deployment and development of personnel.
  • Act as professional supervision on site for Geotechnical specialist testing and Drilling Operations.
  • Ensure the quality of service and product to the client. Ensure Operations meet the required standard.

Essential skills & knowledge to carry out the role:

  • Background in Marine Geotechnical Engineering, ideally 10 years’ experience
  • Excellent knowledge of requirements for working in Geotechnical site investigation
  • Good knowledge of survey positioning
  • Knowledge of the UK and European Market
  • Strong customer focus
  • Practical and technical knowledge of marine, jack up and drilling operations
  • Experience of managing teams of people
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Valid Passport
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Please send CV to and feel free to give me a call if you have any questions 07740082401 Eric Zon