Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Region:
London
Vicinity:
London South
Industry Sector:
Geotechnical Jobs
Job Category:
Engineering
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
27/09/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
212913BR

Our Ground Engineering team in Croydon is currently recruiting for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with extensive experience of providing geotechnical design input to a variety of engineering projects. The Croydon office is a major AECOM engineering hub with over 400 staff working predominantly within the Transportation (Road and Rail), Water, Tunnel, Building and Places and Environment sectors and the successful candidate will form part of our established and highly experienced ground engineering team providing local office project support but additionally support to projects in others offices with an associated diverse work load.

Job Duties:

Scoping, tendering and administering ground investigations and acting as the Engineer;

Design of geotechnical works including slopes, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks, strengthened earthworks and ground improvement;

Production of geotechnical reporting, specification and contract documentation;

Reporting to the design team leader, you will interface directly with other ground engineering team members, from graduate to Directors and with other internal design teams from various disciplines and contractors;

You will have strong development skills and the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance and teaching to others, particularly junior staff, if and when required;

Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will be a geotechnical engineer with a proven track record in the successful technical delivery of projects;

  • Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports, specifications and contract documents;

  • Strong analytical capabilities and proficient in the use of relevant design software. Experience in numerical modelling using PLAXIS and similar software including UDEC/3DEC/SLIDE would be advantageous;

  • Experience with relevant Eurocodes and UK standards and specifications, in particular those of Network Rail and Highways England would be advantageous;

  • Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK and to occasionally undertake short assignments overseas;

  • You will have a valid UK driving licence;

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in Civil Engineering although individuals with an Engineering Geology or similar background will be considered.

  • You will have an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or similar.

  • Chartered Engineer with ICE, IOM3 or equivalent.

Closing Date:
27/12/2019

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