Geotechnical Engineer for COWI Tunnel and Underground Infrastructure

Indrykket: 12.2.2020

COWI A/S, Kongens Lyngby

Do you want to be a part of a market-leading international consultancy working on major Tunnel and Underground Infrastructure projects? Can you provide your geotechnical expertise to demanding projects? And do you have FEM design experience (Plaxis 2D or 3D)? Then join us in designing the future!


In Tunnel and Underground Infrastructure, you will become part of COWI's Tunnels unit. Tunnel and Underground Infrastructure numbers more than 100 skilled experts worldwide, and we are among the tunnelling departments with the largest capacity in the world. We are experienced in all types of tunnels in sectors ranging from highways, metros and cavernisation to energy and power, and we cover the entire lifecycle of a project from idea, concept and design to operation and maintenance.


In this position, you will join our global team of experts and work closely with the Head of Section/ Vice President. You will be accountable for leading geotechnical designs on a wide variety of tunnelling, structural and civil engineering projects, offering technical advice to project teams, liaising with clients, mentoring/developing less experienced engineers and ensuring we achieve the project requirements.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for:

  • Geomechanical principles and their application, including some or all of the following -
    • Soil mechanics and retaining wall design (diaphragm walls and Secant piles)
    • Rock mechanics and rock mass behaviour
    • Slope stability and slope remediation

  • Project management
  • Detailed design and analysis along with 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

COWI is a leader within our field, because our employees are leaders within theirs. We invite you to learn from the best and expand your potential in an outstanding environment, where we collaborate on shaping tomorrow's societies. Alongside your manager, you outline the path for your development and build your expertise on a day-to-day basis, working on global and local assignments.


Your skills are the key to our success. Working across borders and disciplines, we share knowledge and build strong relationships with colleagues and customers. You contribute your expertise and get to learn from the best.

To succeed in this position, we believe that you are a self-motivated person having a broad range of technical experience to support the geotechnical sectors of our business with the capability to run small projects, liaising with clients, contractors and sub-contractors along with working as part of a high performing team on major projects. You will be encouraged to create a unique, world-class design and engineering solutions that are smarter, better and more efficient.

Furthermore, you should:

  • Hold an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Possess excellent reporting and communication skills in both personal and written form
  • Have FEM design experience (Plaxis 2D or 3D)
  • Have CAD/BIM experience from Autocad/Revit/Civil 3D
  • Be willing to travel to meet clients or visit our other offices worldwide


Please call our Head of Section in Tunnels and Underground Infrastructure, Daniel Heiler on tel. 45 56402131.


Click on the link below and tell us why you are the right person for this role. We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible since the recruitment process is ongoing. The application deadline is stated at the top of the page.


COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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Ansøgningsfrist Søndag den 29. marts 2020
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