Senior or Principal Geotechnical Engineer – Laboratory

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.

The successful candidate will become a core technical lead at Geowynd and will deliver the highest quality supervision and interpretation of geotechnical laboratory testing in collaboration with the geotechnical engineering team. The Senior or Principal Laboratory Engineer will be responsible for approval & interpretation of laboratory test data, supervision of laboratory engineers and technicians, and client liaison for laboratory testing projects.

Work location: Southampton, United Kingdom

What will you do:

    • Supervising and performing advanced laboratory testing and ensuring tests are performed to the highest possible standard;

    • Processing, checking and approving data from advanced laboratory tests;

    • Providing quality assurance of test results to ensure that the highest possible quality data set is provided to our clients;

    • Acting as a technical leader for offshore geotechnical analysis, interpretation, and design projects. Preparing, checking and reviewing a wide range of geotechnical documents with a focus on offshore windfarms;

    • Leading technical tenders for advanced laboratory testing and interpretation projects;

    • Developing a network of business and technical contacts to promote the growth of the advanced laboratory and interpretation group;

    • Mentoring of early-to-mid career team members;

    • Liaising with other technical leads within the Geowynd Analytics and Advice team to ensure technical synergies with the laboratory team;

    • Representing Geowynd at technical conferences and participating in the publication of high-quality industry leading, peer-reviewed research and design case studies with the aim of promoting the business and improving the knowledge within the overall sector;

    • Complying with Geowynd management system policies, practices, programs, and procedures.

    • Supporting Geowynd’s environmental and social goals.

Who you are:

    • An excellent understanding of soil mechanics;

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

    • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving;

    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills and an ability to summarise complex information to nontechnical project stakeholders;

    • Experience in the execution and/ or interpretation of advanced laboratory testing;

    • A PhD or Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering (or similar);

    • 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