Tunnel Design Engineer


CarmichaelUK are seeking an experienced Tunnel Design Engineer for work on an HS2 Package in London.

The successful candidate will need to be proficient in all aspects of tunnelling design including static analysis, segment design, tunnel lining dimensioning (TBM and SCL), ground improvement and face support.

  • Assisting in the development of conceptual and detailed design and producing engineering details in accordance with project requirements
  • Site visits and attending client meetings
  • Prepare and check calculations and reporting
  • Establish and promote best practice in health, safety, quality, sustainability and environmental matters in conjunction with the HSE department.
  • ​Ability to collect all required information and communicate with interfacing parties. 
  • A good understanding of engineering geology, ground risk management, ground movement assessment and mitigation, considering constructability and other relevant aspects (e.g. environmental issues, cost and programme).
  • Experience in tunnel design, numerical calculation methods (e.g. FEM) and CAD software.
  • Facilitate technical reports, presenting design results to a wider audience or discussing relevant decisions with the client’s specialists.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good knowledge of relevant British and EU standards and codes
  • The capacity to mentor and to provide guidance to less experienced design engineers, while producing conceptual and detailed designs, preparing / checking calculations for a variety of tunnelling / civil engineer structures
  • Sound analytical ability and a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and current design standards
  • The ability to communicate and liaise effectively and professionally with the design team, clients and contractors

Essential Qualifications:

A Degree in Civil Engineering / Ground Engineering or equivalent professional qualification

**Chartered Engineer or close to obtaining chartership highly desirable