KEO International Consultants

Geotechnical Engineer

Job Location(s) Portugal-Lisbon
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/1/2024 7:27 AM)
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Infrastructure Design


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. 


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey. 


We invite you to join us! 


We are now seeking a talented Senior Civil Engineer - Geotechnical to join our brand-new office in Lisboa, Portugal.  This critical role will work as part of the Infrastructure team, developing geotechnical design of new and existing civil structures. 



We envisage success in this role to include: 


  • Preparing geotechnical designs of new and existing civil structures, such as, retaining walls, culverts, bridges foundations, superficial foundations, piled foundation, shoring structures, etc. following project’s scope. 
  • Setting-up geotechnical investigation (GI) plans including costs and programming. 
  • Reviewing of geotechnical information coming from GI results. 
  • Preparing feasibility studies, geotechnical reports and interpretative geotechnical reports and other geotechnical related deliverables. 
  • Evaluating field and laboratory tests and providing recommendations on the most suitable method to assess materials. 
  • Advising appropriate Ground Improvement Methods like Sand Replacement, RIC, Dynamic Compaction, Stone Column, etc. 
  • Coordinating and giving technical guidance to CAD Technicians to produce drawings. 
  • Monitoring the technical quality of the projects to ensure that the projects delivered to Clients are of the highest technical quality and engineering practice standard. 
  • Coordinating with other disciplines to achieve a fully integrated design. 
  • Liaising with the Client and Authority representatives to obtain design approvals, as necessary. 
  • Providing discipline’s input for technical proposals for submission to external parties. 


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that you will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with preference in the specialized field of Geotechnics and more than 10 years of experience in a similar position. Having a membership of a professional institution is desirable.   


Furthermore, you should demonstrate: 


  • Experience in international projects such as Middle East in an advantage. 
  • Proficiency in software such as Autodesk AutoCAD and MS Office. 
  • Experience in Geotechnical software in market to use as tools in Geotechnical Engineering works, such as Plaxis, or similar. 
  • Good knowledge of relevant design codes such as AASHTO LRFD, British Standard (DMRB), Eurocodes and GCC Standards.  
  • Experience in BIM and AutoCAD Civil 3D is an advantage. 
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese.


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work. 


We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially. 


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