Geotechnical Engineer Summer Placement

Geowynd is part of the Ocean Infinity group offering market leading advanced geotechnical services to the offshore industry. We are a geosolutions company that deploys smart data analytics to interpret and integrate big data from the seabed and sub-seabed to realise opportunities for offshore energy assets. Our mission is to deliver data-driven advanced geotechnical analysis to our clients to the highest standards and to ensure that ground risks are mitigated and design opportunities are realised. We find innovative reliable solutions for some of the world’s most complex geotechnical problems. We are committed to supporting the global transition towards fossil-fuel free living, enabling people and the planet to thrive.

At Geowynd we embrace a culture of innovation and continuously strive for improvement through team collaboration and continued learning. This collaboration is fostered through initiatives such as: internal technical workshops, technical focus days, active engagement with university research, and encouragement to attend technical conferences and training. Our aim is the continual development of engaged, passionate engineers and geo-professionals that solve complex problems that add real value to renewable energy projects. During your career at Geowynd, you’ll have the chance to work on some of the largest offshore renewable energy projects in the world and work within a technical leading team.

We only employ the best people. People with a desire for excellence, a curious nature, people who are thoughtful, humble, collaborative and accountable.

We reward our people well. Beyond what’s usually considered to be the ‘market average’. The opportunities for people in our business can be limitless, spanning a multitude of disciplines and open to all, regardless of background and experience level.


We are looking for committed and technically focused Geotechnical Research Placement Student to join our growing team. The focus of this role is on research and development activities within Geowynd and supporting leading specialists in the group to develop and test new geo-tools. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist on live offshore wind projects. The start date for the placement role is May/June 2023 for a term of 3 to 6 months.


The successful candidate will join the data analytics and advice team at Geowynd and support the delivery of technical research work packages related to the interpretation of geotechnical data and the design of fixed-bottom and floating support structures for offshore wind turbines.

We are looking for an ambitious Geotechnical Research Placement Student with an innovative mindset to help deliver our key research and development projects.


Work Country: UK (Glasgow, London, Oxford, Southampton)

Work Location: Onsite


What will you do:

    • Testing of recently developed cyclic soil models using finite element analysis packages

    • Assisting in the development of a robust training dataset of FEA-based soil reaction curves for use in a machine learning algorithm

    • Assisting in development of robust geotechnical interpretive automation tools which include a statistical approach to parameter selection and with a focus on calibration of appropriate soil models.

    • Assisting with geotechnical project scopes of work including but limited to: interpretation of geotechnical parameters and foundation design calculations.

    • Complying with in-house management system policies, practices, programs, and procedures.


Who you are:

    • An excellent understanding of soil mechanics.

    • A sound knowledge of geotechnical engineering fundamentals

    • Fluency with written and spoken English and excellent communication skills.

    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

    • Excellent planning and organisation skills required for our fast-paced environment

    • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving

    • Undertaking a master’s degree or higher in geotechnical/civil engineering (or similar)



    • Previous work experience (placement) in geotechnical engineering setting

    • Proven ability to perform in a deadline environment

    • Experience using finite element analysis software (Plaxis)

    • Coding in Python and/or Matlab

    • Understanding of artificial intelligence algorithms


What you can expect:

Since the beginning we are committed to provide all our people with the best possible work conditions and benefits. Therefore, as we grow globally, we are constantly striving to go beyond what’s usually considered to be the ‘market average.

At Ocean Infinity, we believe in creating equal opportunities for all, celebrating each and everyone’s differences.  We are driven by transforming the industry, through our technology, thoughts, behaviours and actions.  Being inclusive and respectful to all is fundamental to who we are.  It is the right thing to do and enables innovation and creativity to thrive.

There is more work to be done, and we know that we aren’t perfect, but our commitment to these values is unwavering. They are central to our mission and the impact we have on the industry, meaning, we cannot live without them.


We welcome your application in English including a cover letter and CV to be submitted by email to