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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job reference: IG0000006
  • Sector: Geotechnics
  • Location: Bangalore
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We are seeking an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our 25+ strong geotechnical team in Bangalore working in the transportation and infrastructure sectors. This is a fantastic opportunity to take a leading Technical Reviewers role in the ground engineering input to some of our most challenging projects.

Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 300 professionals world-wide, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the UK and internationally. We need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water). As a result, we’re looking to grow our team and looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.


The successful applicant will be a principal geotechnical engineer with a proven technical and project management track record.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
  • Chartered status
  • Proven experience of acting as a senior/principal geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
  • Proven geotechnical design experience
  • Highly experienced with geotechnical analysis software like PLAXIS (2D&3D) SLOPE/W, WALLAP, PDISP, VDISP & REPUTE.
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments to the UK and overseas


The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies. Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career. At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of their position or experience.

Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring. Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries.

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