Tunnel Engineer [LONDON]

Job Title:            Tunnel Engineer
Reporting to:    Senior Tunnel Engineer
Location:           Surbiton/Central London

Company Objective:

Working on major projects such as HS2, Bank Station Capacity Upgrade, Thames Tideway and many international projects, Dr Sauer & Partners is a leading underground and geotechnical specialist and has a passion for perfection, a dedication to quality and a commitment to innovation. Our company ethos and objectives are to continuously discover better ways of solving a project's most technical issues and we look for individuals who can work efficiently across our teams to deliver technical excellence to our clients.

Purpose of the role:

The Tunnel Engineer is an integral part of the SCL design team and is required to carry out a number of diverse engineering tasks, supporting the Senior Tunnel Engineer and working with peers and CAD resources. 

Responsibilities and duties:

The Tunnel Engineer will be responsible for producing design documentation such as technical reports, notes, calculations and CAD files as well as producing accurate reports and designs supporting the team leader. The principle duties are:

  • Timely production of key design deliverables, drawings, reports, risk assessments, notes and analyses. 
  • Working to pre-set timeframes with supervision from various team members. 
  • Empirical tunnel design and settlement assessment analysis.
  • Carrying out Finite Element Analyses using commonly used software such as Phase 2 (2D) and Abaqus (3D) software.
  • Carrying out soil and rock mechanics analysis and design.
  • Development of excavation and support sequences. 
  • Impact assessment on existing subsurface and surface structures.
  • Supporting the Senior Tunnel Engineer in managerial tasks such as resource schedules, design programme, staff planning, timesheet submissions and assurance processes.


Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or similar.
  • Working experience on at least two SCL/NATM tunnel design projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of the structural design of tunnels and a high level understanding of geotechnical engineering. 
  • Experience of empirical analyses, calculations, report and specification writing, design presentations
  • Good working knowledge of FE software such as Phase2, Abaqus and Plaxis.
  • Solid knowledge in drawing production in Microstation and/or AutoCAD. 
  • Excellent English language, representation, organisation and communication skills.


Training and Development:

Dr. Sauer & Partners values the professional career development of our staff members and we aim to provide them with the technical and managerial expertise they will require throughout their career. Our training and development package includes ongoing on the job mentoring, support throughout professional chartership, attendance of technical conferences as well as bespoke training courses and overseas work opportunities.

Please submit your application and resume to our office in Surbiton, UK.

Email: london@dr-sauer.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.