AECOM Geotechnical Engineer in Leeds, United Kingdom
Business Line Geotechnical
Position Title Geotechnical Engineer
United Kingdom - West Yorkshire
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.
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.
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
- 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
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Category Engineering - Environmental
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 189940BR
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.