James Deacon

James began his career at Fugro GB Marine in Wallingford, Oxfordshire working on projects that were primarily focused on data acquisition and geotechnical logging for offshore site investigations. After seven years with Fugro GB Marine, James moved to Fugro GeoServices Ltd, where the focus shifted to data acquisition and geotechnical logging for onshore and nearshore site investigations.

James is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and is currently working towards his chartership. James is a STEM Ambassador with the national STEM Learning network attending schools and further education facilities to engage with and inspire the next generation of geotechnical engineers and geoscientists.

An adventurer at heart, James enjoys exploring new places, their cultures and being outdoors. He enjoys cycling, spending time working in his workshop and supporting his two boys when they play Rugby at the local club.

Experience Summary

  • Extensive geotechnical site investigation experience coving the complete life cycle from premobilisation planning, to acquisition, logging and undertaking offshore laboratory testing and overseeing the site works.
  • Experience in a wide range of site investigation techniques used offshore, nearshore and onshore.
  • Experienced in processing and interpreting CPT, TCPT and SCPTs.
  • Overseeing and managing geotechnical soil and rock laboratory testing, including laboratory scheduling, preparing test pressures and managing multiple subcontract laboratories.
  • Authoring engineering reports (field, laboratory, parameters and engineering).
  • Experience in jack-up leg penetration analysis and pile drivability.
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