Principal or Senior Geotechnician

Geowynd is part of the Ocean Infinity group offering market leading advanced geo-services to the offshore renewable industry.

Geowynd is 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 datadriven advanced geodata analysis and interpretation 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. Geowynd are committed to supporting the global transition towards fossil-fuel free living, enabling people and the planet to thrive.
We are looking for committed and technically focused Principal or Senior Engineering Geologist to join our growing team and take on a leading role in the development of a team delivering engineering-focused ground models to help de-risk offshore windfarms.

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 that love to come to work and solve complex engineering 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.


Geowynd is recruiting a Principal or Senior Geotechnician

The successful candidate will be a core team member at Geowynd and will provide the highest quality, high value data for interpretation by the geotechnical engineering team. The Geotechnician role will be focused on the execution of laboratory testing, and data processing of same, but other duties will include calibration of equipment, and an active role in the accreditation process, including being audited by external assessors. Applications at all grades (Geotechnician, Senior Geotechnician and Principal Geotechnician) are welcome at this time.


Work location: Southampton, United Kingdom


What will you do:

  • Supervising and performing advanced geotechnical laboratory testing, including monotonic and cyclic triaxial and direct simple shear, and resonant column testing;
  • Preparation of samples for testing, ensuring samples are available to promote efficient progression of test programs;
  • Processing test data with the utmost diligence, taking care to ensure the data is as accurate as possible;
  • Ensuring test programming and tracking software is updated to allow accurate testing progress updates to be provided to clients;
  • Performing daily equipment & environmental quality checks throughout the laboratory, informing the Laboratory Technical Manager where anything out of the ordinary or out of specification is found;
  • Taking an active role during accreditation assessments and performing verification tests when required to do so;
  • Performing routine equipment calibrations and checks, whether planned or as requested;
  • Assisting in the training of colleagues as required by the laboratory management;
  • Ensuring a high level of cleanliness throughout the laboratory facility, and ensuring the equipment is maintained to the highest standard;
  • Complying with Geowynd management system policies, practices, programs, and procedures;
  • Supporting Geowynd’s environmental and social goals.


Who you are:

  • The ability to operate within a team, and at times be comfortable working under your own initiative;
  • An aptitude for mechanical testing;
  • An eye for detail, and the ability to follow written procedures;
  • Competency with the Microsoft Office suite of software;
  • Experience in the execution of geotechnical laboratory testing across a range of soil types, including triaxial and direct simple shear testing;
  • Experience in the execution of laboratory equipment calibrations and checks;
  • Thoughtful, thorough and conscientious;
  • Interested in others and strives for the best for the team;
  • Ability to take ownership and engagement in the work;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Driven, proactive and able to work autonomously with little supervision towards the company’s purpose;
  • Critical thinking and ability to show initiative;
  • Open and receptive to new and different ideas;
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently;
  • Enthusiastic about protecting people and the planet.


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