Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer

Region:
East of England
Vicinity:
Chelmsford
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Geotechnical Engineer
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
11/12/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
200596BR

Our Ground Engineering team in Chelmsford is seeking Geotechnical Engineers/ Engineering Geologists experienced in providing specialist input to a range of civil engineering projects such as highways, railways, residential and commercial developments, harbours, coastal stability, infrastructure and flood defences. Experience in Ground Investigation, from inception to completion is required.

To be successful the candidate will have a minimum of three years relevant experience, be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry with a proven track record in the delivery of technical projects and be fully conversant with the standards that apply throughout the industry. We are looking for an ambitious team player with good basic skills, knowledge and experience that he/she is now ready to develop into a more senior role. The position will suite a person who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Scoping, tendering and administering ground investigations and acting as the Investigation Supervisor.

  • Collating, manipulating and interpreting data to provide reliable design parameters

  • Design of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement

  • You will have strong development skills and the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance and teaching to others when required

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary design team, to ensure work packages are delivered on time and within budget

  • Establishing strong working relationships and ensuring regular liaison with other internal teams

  • Be aware of and understand the AECOM Project Management procedures, their importance and their application to projects, including monthly progress and budget reviews of projects

  • Carry out regular design reviews in accordance with the company Quality Management System

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Desk studies and walkover surveys.

  • Ground investigation - scoping, specifying, supervising, logging, interpretation of GI data, derivation of design parameters and production of Ground Investigation Reports to EC-7.

  • Geotechnical design – slope stability and earthworks design and the opportunity to get involved in design of shallow and piled foundations and retaining walls using a range of software. Where appropriate you will contribute to Geotechnical Design Reports to EC-7.

  • You will assist in preparation of bids and proposals and attend meetings with contractors and clients, both external and internal and work on multi-disciplinary project design teams. Depending on your interest there is the option to become involved in the management of projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant experience enabling you to have developed a range of relative knowledge and skills.

  • You will have a working knowledge of UK geology, engineering geology and ground investigation practice.

  • You will be able to describe soils and rocks, appreciate geomorphological features, record your findings and write clear and concise reports.

  • You will have used software such as SlopeW, gINT/Holebase and the Rocscience suite and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of CAD and geotechnical software such as the Oasys suite and Geo5 and WALLAP would be an advantage.

  • You will be familiar with the UK Specification for Ground Investigation, the ICC Conditions of Contract and standards including BS5930 and BS1377 and be able to prepare specifications and contract documents.

  • You should be willing to travel within the UK and overseas for limited periods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An MSc in Earth Sciences is essential.

  • Qualifications that include geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology or other related subjects would be an advantage.

  • Working towards Chartered status with the Geological Society of London, or CEng with the ICE or IMMM.

Closing Date:
22/01/2019

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