Steve Kay

Steve Kay

B.Sc., M.Sc., C.Eng., MICE

Independent geotechnical consultant

van Lennepdreef 30
2353 NL Leiderdorp
The Netherlands

+31 (0)71 589 3569




An independent geotechnical consultant. Available for consultancy and review. Over forty years' experience as a geotechnical engineer engaged on the design, analysis and supervision of major onshore/offshore oil and gas processing and storage facilities, jetties, plus other civil engineering works in Australia, Netherlands and U.K. Formerly Principal Engineer / Numerical Analysis Manager for Fugro Engineers BV, Leidschendam, The Netherlands. Recently retired.

Special interests

- review conceptual design and engineering approach
- geotechnical engineering report review
- shallow and intermediate (caisson, bucket, can) foundations
- numerical analysis and models (fluent in FORTRAN and MathCAD)

Representative projects

Coal Loader Wharf, Port Waratah, NSW, Australia Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, Bangladesh

Coal Loader Wharf, Port Waratah,
NSW, Australia

Supervision of wharf piling and rock socketting

Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge

Preparation of Quality Plan and execution of it
on site during Design Phase Site Investigation. Loose to medium dense micaceous sands.
Static liquefaction analyses of slope instability.

Millom West and Calder Platforms, Irish Sea, UK Berbice River Bridge, Guyana

Millom West and Calder Platforms,
Irish Sea the UK

Lightweight minimal facilities platforms
with suction can foundations in dense sand
and gravel. Installation, in-place capacity
and settlements.
Photos: courtesy SPT Offshore.

Berbice River Bridge

Client Representative and Auditor during supplementary geotechnical investigation.
Photos: courtesy Bosch Rexroth BV.

North Rankin ‘A’ Platform, NW Shelf, Australia. Numerical analysis and models.

North Rankin ‘A’ Platform, NW Shelf,

Project manager for numerical analysis and
reporting of all project design phases. Items
included pile axial / lateral  capacity and response,
back analysis of in-situ laterally loaded pile tests, conductor tests and plate load tests, and end bearing behaviour of large diameter bells in weak calcarenite.

Numerical analysis and models

Caisson capacity in clay - VHM resistance envelope (Kay and Palix, 2010)



2011 – present: Independent Geotechnical Consultant
1978 – 2011: Fugro Engineers, The Netherlands, Principal Engineer / Numerical Analysis Manager
1975 – 1978: Coffey & Partners Pty. Ltd., Australia. Soils Engineer/Senior Soils Engineer
1971 – 1974: Cementation Ground Engineering Ltd., U.K.. Soils Engineer
1970 – 1971: Messrs. Rofe, Kennard and Lapworth, London. Assistant Engineer



Download my resume  

Supplementary information

Download my caisson foundation design experience  


Download my CAISSON_VHM software flyer (4 pages)
Download my CAISSON_VHM functionality overview (24 pages)
View UTEC Geomarine geoPen/ISO_19905_1 Software Datasheet (2 pages)