AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Croydon, United Kingdom
Business Line Environment
Position Title Principal Geotechnical Engineer
United Kingdom - London
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.
The successful candidate will have extensive relevant experience, be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry with a proven track record in the technical delivery of projects and be fully conversant with the standards that apply throughout the industry. We are looking for an ambitious team player with strong development skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. As a design hub for numerical analysis with extensive use of PLAXIS 2D and 3D, knowledge of numerical analysis software would be beneficial.
Nationally our Ground Engineering team comprises some 190 staff and provides one-stop access to a variety of services. The Croydon office has an established track record of successfully delivering ground engineering schemes throughout the UK and overseas. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background in geotechnical design that share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.
The team provides services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design and construction supervision for geotechnical works on a wide range of contracts and also supports other AECOM business lines where projects have a Ground Engineering interface.
The Ground Engineering team is currently involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients. Our clients are from the private and public sector and our leading UK clients include Highways England, Network Rail, Homes and Communities Agency, BP. Shell, Thames Water, Environment Agency and numerous Local Authorities, as well as leading contractors and developers for overseas clients.
AECOM has an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Detailed earthworks design and ground modelling for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Earthworks and Preliminary Works Contract.
Design of the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Earthworks and Slope Remediation Schemes for Network Rail on the East Coast Main Line, Midland and West Coast Mainline.
Multi-million pound regeneration of Brent Cross, including highway, local waterway and bridge designs.
High Speed 2 provision of engineering and environmental services.
Slope remediation schemes for Highways England in Area 4 and Area 8.
Foundation and tunnelling design for Stockholm Bypass.
Lead Designer for Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements Phase IV.
New Cameroon National Stadium.
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 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.
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 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;
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.
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Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 156195BR