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Do you want to join the team responsible for pushing the boundaries of geotechnical design for offshore wind turbine foundations?

Join us and become a Geotechnical Engineer in the Geotechnical Engineering department where you’ll be involved in a wide range of geotechnical activities in relation to planning, designing and constructing offshore wind farms. You’ll be part of a large and diverse team of more than 40 geotechnical engineers from more than 17 different countries.

We offer significant development opportunities, as our people are the most important catalyst for our future growth. Therefore, we need you to be excited about taking on new challenges and to be ready to shape the future with us. You must aim to be among the best within your field, have a global mindset and a desire to make a difference.

Your key tasks will be to

  • perform detailed geotechnical design tasks, such as foundation design and complex soil-structure interaction analyses, using purpose-built or commercially available software packages
  • assist in the development of in-house tools and R&D projects aimed at pushing the boundaries of geotechnical design for offshore wind turbine foundations
  • use purpose-built or commercially available software for analysis of complex soil-structure interaction problems
  • support the preparation of detailed geotechnical reports and memoranda with the aim of having geotechnical parameters and design methods approved by a Certification Body
  • closely collaborate with people from different engineering disciplines within the Foundations group, e.g. structural, loads and installation departments, with the goal of executing state-of-the-art foundation design and collaboratively developing new foundation solutions.

As part of your role, you’ll be working on an array of projects, including large offshore wind farm developments, R&D projects and in-house software development. You’ll take ownership of complex tasks and will be expected to actively engage in technical discussions and challenge the status quo.

Your competences include that you

  • hold an MSc or a PhD degree in civil/geotechnical engineering or equivalent
  • have a good understanding of soil-structure interaction
  • possess good interpersonal and communication skills enabling you to communicate in a confident and clear way to both peers and superiors
  • preferably have experience with various software packages, e.g. MATLAB, PYTHON, etc.
  • speak and write English fluently
  • have a positive, open-minded and results-oriented approach to your work and a personal drive to proactively suggest improvements within your area of responsibility.

Join a global leader in green energy
Imagine a future where you power your career while creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted has been ranked the world’s most sustainable company and is a global leader in offshore wind energy. With a market share of 30%, we’re not only transforming the way the world is powered – we’re leading the global green energy transition. 

To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. You’ll experience a collaborative, diverse and dynamic work environment where you learn from the best and get to work on challenging projects that will ignite your potential and unleash your talent.

An inclusive culture
At Ørsted, we believe that talent is diverse by nature. You’ll experience an inclusive culture that embraces diversity in thought and experience to solve challenges. And you’ll be valued for the unique contribution you make – and for being yourself.

For the UK, please contact If you’d like to request any flexibility or reasonable adjustments to perform in this role or for the application and assessment process.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible and no later than 1 May 2020, as we’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Recruitment Specialist by email on  if you’d like to know more about the position. Please mention the position and hiring manager, Miguel Pacheco Andrade, Manager of Geotechnical Design & Installation, in the subject field.

All UK-based positions will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening, further details will be given at offer stage.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.

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