Geotechnical Engineer, Tunnels and Underground Structures, Lyngby, Denmark (30417)

Ansøgningsfrist: 31/03/2019 - Denmark - Sted: Lyngby - Bridge, Tunnel and Marine

Geotechnical Engineer, Tunnels and Underground Structures, Lyngby, Denmark


Are you interested in working with one of the best Tunnels and Underground Infrastructure's team at one of the leading consulting companies, creating value for customers, people and societies world-wide? Now you have the opportunity

Since 1930, COWI has pushed the boundaries of tunnelling and underground infrastructure design through our involvement on some of the world's most prestigious projects.

With a full set of world-class competencies within tunnelling and infrastructure engineering, combined with local presence and experience, our talented and dedicated professionals are ready to take on the most complex projects anywhere in the world – no matter how large or small. Recently, our major project awards comprise a number of iconic and high profile projects around the globe including: KAAR Project in Saudi Arabia; Red Line Metro in Qatar; Lower Thames Crossing in London; Fornebu Metro in Norway; Chittagong Tunnel in Bangladesh and the Femern Tunnel in Denmark, the record-breaking tunnel project linking Denmark and Germany which will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world and the largest infrastructure project in Denmark’s history!

We have a dynamic work environment where multi-cultural teams from all over the world strive for the best results; we are recognized as a centre of excellence for quality, innovation and are the client’s first choice. Our philosophy of getting it ‘right first time’ in tandem with producing alternative designs to ensure safe, economic and sustainable solutions has firmly established COWI as a leader in its field. 


Following further contract awards we are actively seeking to recruit a professional and career minded Geotechnical Engineer to join our highly skilled Tunnels and Underground Infrastructure team, based from our head office in Lyngby Denmark.

The role will see you working on a variety of project from around the globe and will offer you significant opportunities for skills and career development across a range of ground engineering and geotechnical aspects of projects, together with the opportunity to work from other COWI Group offices in Europe and worldwide.


You will be accountable for producing geotechnical designs on a wide variety of tunnelling and underground structures projects, offering technical advice to project teams, liaising with clients and mentoring / developing less experienced engineers and ensuring we achieve the project requirements. 


You hold a master's degree in civil engineering and have experience within geotechnical design of underground structures (diaphragm walls, secant piles, soil-structural interaction, deep excavations, ground improvement, retaining structures).

You have experience related to:

  • Detailed design and analysis
  • Geomechanical principles and their application, including some or all of:
    • Soil mechanics and foundation design
    • Rock mechanics and rock mass behavior
    • Slope stability and slope remediation
    • Groundwater behavior
  • Project management
  • Ensuring that design, assessments and checking of designs are in accordance with the current Standards, Codes of Practice and Best Practice
  • Preparation of risk assessments
  • Coordination of work undertaken by external sub-contractors and design checkers

Furthermore, you can recognise yourself in the following statements:

  • You possess excellent reporting and communication skills in both personal and written form
  • You will be self-motivated and able to communicate / liaise effectively and professionally with the design team, clients and contractors
  • You have FEM design experience (Plaxis 2D or 3D)
  • CAD/BIM experience from Autocad/Revit/Civil 3D is an advantage
  • You are willing to travel to meet clients or visit our other offices worldwide
  • The ability to read, write and communicate effectively in Danish or other Scandinavian Languages would be a distinct advantage


We offer exciting careers and emphasise personal development, accountability and independence in everything we do. We maintain a great social environment and provide many opportunities to influence your own development through targeted training, coaching and knowledge sharing.


If you would like further information on the position, please contact:

Sidsel Stabell Hoppe

Vice President

Tunnels and Underground Infrastructure
Mobile: +45 56401385

We look forward to receiving your CV and application before the 31st March 2019 deadline. Please note that we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.