Geotechnical Engineer

Yorkshire and Humber
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Environmental Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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AECOM is currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established and experienced Ground Engineering team in Leeds.

We are looking for an ambitious team player who has a passion for problem solving and who wishes to develop innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. We require an applicant who is recently Chartered or close to achieving Chartered status, with several years’ experience in geotechnical fieldwork, desk studies, design and factual and interpretative reporting, and ideally with strong capability in geotechnical detailed design of earthworks, deep and shallow foundations and retaining structures.

Our Leeds team supports internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road and rail infrastructure, flood alleviation, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation, and Local Authority projects. The projects are diverse and include international projects such as the current Jeddah Stormwater Phase II, concerned with enhancing flood protection of Jeddah City.

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.

AECOM has an impressive portfolio of projects, working on a range of major infrastructure projects in the North of England including upgrading of the A1 between Leeming to Barton and the York Flood Alleviation Scheme, as well as wider 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. They will manage fees and expenditure for tasks under their control.

  • 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 a Principal Engineer 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

Specific Skills Required:

  • Experience and attributes required include:

  • 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.

  • You will be highly numerate and have extensive experience of routine design software for data manipulation and geotechnical design.

  • Good knowledge of soil and rock parameter selection and understanding of design principles detailed under EC7.

  • Knowledge of UK ground conditions but particularly those of Northern England is advantageous.

  • 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.

  • Chartered Engineer status or actively progressing towards Chartership

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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