Geotechnical Engineer

North West
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Engineering, Geological Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:

AECOM is currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established and experienced Ground Engineering team in Altrincham.

We are looking for an ambitious team player who is progressing towards Chartered status, with several years’ experience in geotechnical fieldwork, desk studies, design and factual and interpretative reporting, and ideally including experience in detailed design of earthworks, deep and shallow foundations and retaining structures.

Nationally our Ground Engineering team comprises some 190 staff and provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works. We work for leading UK clients including Highways England, Network Rail, Homes England, Local Authorities, as well as for leading contractors and developers and for overseas clients.

Our North-West team supports internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road, rail and airport infrastructure, flood alleviation, nuclear power and waste management, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation, and Local Authority projects.

We have an impressive portfolio of regional and national projects including Crossrail, Thames Tideway, HS2, Mersey Gateway, Trafford Park Metrolink, Northern Hub and the Hinkley C nuclear power station

Job Duties:

The successful applicant will work as an integrated member of the team providing specialist technical support to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.

The role will involve desk studies, ground investigation planning and direction, interpretation, design and reporting of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement.

You will work under the supervision of senior staff and must have strong behavioural competencies with respect to client care, collaborative working, responsibility, accuracy and quality of work and independent decision making.

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong problem solving and inter-personal skills. Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients.

  • Ensuring that Health and Safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write concise technical reports is essential.

  • Highly numerate with experience of routine design software for data manipulation and geotechnical design.

  • Appreciation of relevant Eurocodes and UK standards and specifications, in particular those of Network Rail and Highways England would be advantageous.

  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

  • Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK if required by work demand.

  • Potential and desire to progress to a more senior position.

  • Actively progressing towards Chartered Engineer status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in Civil Engineering and a relevant post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred although highly numerate Engineering Geologists will be considered.

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