AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Altrincham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cheshire, Altrincham

Job Summary

AECOM is currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established and experienced Ground Engineering team in Altrincham.

We are looking for an ambitious team player who is progressing towards Chartered status, with several years’ experience in geotechnical fieldwork, desk studies, design and factual and interpretative reporting, and ideally including experience in detailed design of earthworks, deep and shallow foundations and retaining structures.

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.

Our North-West team supports internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road, rail and airport infrastructure, flood alleviation, nuclear power and waste management, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation, and Local Authority projects.

We have an impressive portfolio of regional and 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.

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 senior staff 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

  • 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.

  • Highly numerate with experience of routine design software for data manipulation and geotechnical design.

  • 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.

  • Actively progressing towards Chartered Engineer status.

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.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Part-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 199808BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.