Senior Engineering Geologist

Region:
London
Vicinity:
London South
Industry Sector:
Geology Jobs
Job Category:
Geologist
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:
212914BR

Job Summary

Our Ground Engineering team in Croydon is currently recruiting for a Senior Engineering Geologist with experience of providing ground engineering design input to a variety of engineering projects. The Croydon office is a major AECOM engineering hub with over 450 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:

As a Senior Engineering Geologist your responsibilities will include:

Preparing reports on desktop studies and site visits, Ground Investigation Reports and Geotechnical Design Reports as required by Eurocode 7

Planning and preparing of ground investigations including technical specifications and contract documents for ground investigations (GI), supervising investigations and acting as the Investigation Supervisor.

Scheduling laboratory tests, checking GI Contractor’s reports, interpreting and analysing the results using software such as Excel, Surfer and gINT.

Collating, manipulating and interpreting data to provide reliable design parameters

Designing geotechnical elements such as earth and rock slopes, deep and shallow foundations, gravity and embedded retaining walls and ground improvement using appropriate software.

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.

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

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;

Minimum Requirements

  • As a Senior Engineering Geologist you will have relevant experience enabling you to have developed a range of engineering geological 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, REPUTE, PLAXIS 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

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the industry with a demonstrable experience in UK soils and the technical support of projects and be conversant with the standards that apply.

  • You will have a valid UK driving licence;

Preferred Qualifications

  • A BSc, MSci or MSc in earth sciences focusing on geology and engineering geology is essential.

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

  • A PhD in an appropriate subject would be an advantage.

  • Chartered with the Geological Society of London, EurGeol or equivalent status.

Closing Date:
27/12/2019

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