The objective of this study was to predict the excess pore pressure and settlement of an embankment over soft ground, treated with vertical drain, through numerical analysis of staged construction. To carry out finite element analysis, numerical modeling software PLAXIS 3D was used. The practical demonstration was demonstrated by validating two case studies; the first one was a trial embankment at the Krishnapatnam Ultra Mega Power Project in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India and the second one was the Second Bangkok International Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport, about 30 km from the city of Bangkok, Thailand. After the successful validation of the program, detailed finite element modelling of an embankment resting on soft soil was conducted. Moreover, the degree of consolidation and factor of safety were also determined. There was rapid dissipation of excess pore pressure and maximum settlement at the mid-height of the embankment. In contrast, the dissipation of excess pore pressure was very slow just below the embankment and it increased with the increment of the depth of the clay layer. Moreover, with the rise of the distance from the centre of the embankment, the dissipation of the excess pore pressure also raised and took less time, the settlement also increased.