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Geotechnical Manager - South


Salary Band 4 plus benefits
Full Time
Closing: 29/04/2019
1 position available
Job Reference No. PRJV21

Job Specification

At Tarmac, our people have been shaping the world around us for more than 100 years, from the roads we drive on every day, to the buildings, airports, stadiums, offices and hospitals we live in and work in. We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards. We’re looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm and collaborative approach to join our team of over 7,000 employees across the UK. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

Joining our team as a Geotechnical Manager-South you will be entitled to a highly competitive basic salary and a great range of benefits including:

Bonus scheme
Enhanced holiday entitlement
Contributory pension scheme
Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice.
Training and development opportunities

What are we looking for?

Highly experienced in the following:

• Knowledge and understanding of legislation/regulations and best practice for the geotechnical management of quarries and ensuring compliance with the Quarries Regulations 1999 in particular;
• Geotechnical inspection, appraisal and assessment of excavations and tips and preparation of Operational Excavations & Tips Rules in accordance with the requirements of the Quarries Regulations 1999;
• Design of excavations and tips for all aspects of quarry development based on geotechnical analysis and assessment;
• Use of relevant software (ideally this should include experience of LSS) for quarry design purposes;
• Use of geotechnical software for analysing stability of slopes in soil and rock (ideally Slide or Slope/W);
• Legislation/regulations in relation to waste management;
• Aggregate/industrial minerals extraction and product knowledge.

The role will require someone who is able to work autonomously and take responsibility for dealing with challenging geotechnical issues within operational areas. Therefore that person will need comprehensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of quarrying, mineral extraction and open pit working.

To be considered suitable you must satisfy the requirements of a Geotechnical Specialist as defined by the Quarries Regulations 1999. This means you must have:
• Professional status either as a Charted Engineer or Chartered Geologist; and
• A minimum 3 years relevant experience in soil mechanics, rock mechanics or excavation engineering; and
• Competency in performing geotechnical analyses to determine the hazard and risk arising from the excavation or tip being assessed.

What will I be responsible for?
1. Providing specialist operational geotechnical advice and coaching to ensure quarries are developed in a manner that is operationally safe and cost effective;
2. Conducting inspections of quarry excavations and tips as per the quarry Inspection Scheme;
3. Conducting inspections on closed units and non-quarry sites and undertaking or commissioning discontinuity surveys and collection of other types of technical field data;
4. Carrying out and providing follow-up to Regulation 32 Appraisals on operational sites;
5. Designing excavations and tips for quarry development purposes where these require geotechnical analysis and assessment;
6. Undertaking Regulation 33 Geotechnical Assessments of the quarry excavations and tips as well as periodic Reviews as per Regulation 34;
7. Providing ad hoc geotechnical services to the operational sites as required;
8. Managing geotechnical outsourcing as required;
9. Providing training and inductions into geotechnical management to Quarry Managers and other key operational staff;
10. Supporting Tarmac’s Quarry Managers in the maintenance and application of a Geotechnical Management System (the Site Geotechnical Folder);
11. Acting as the lead participant in Annual Geotechnical Audits of the Site Geotechnical Folder and site geotechnical procedures;
12. Working with the Head of Technical Services to provide the business with up-to-date operating standards and policies relating to the geotechnical management of Tarmac’s quarries.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to excel in the role of Geotechnical Manager-South, we want to hear from you. Please click APPLY below to register your interest!

All applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK, as per the UK Illegal Working Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 at the interview stage.

No agencies please.

Tarmac is an equal opportunities employer.

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