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Job Information

AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer Rail in Liverpool, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - North Yorkshire, Leeds

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

The AECOM UK&I Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has a Senior / Principal Engineer level vacancy for a Geotechnical Engineer or (numerically minded) Engineering Geologist in the rail team in Leeds.

AECOM’s rail team provide design support to a large rail contractor providing earthwork remedial solutions

We require an ambitious team player who will have a proven track record in ground engineering and geotechnical design including the ability to manage projects from inception to completion. You will be experienced in team and line management having the ability to support and manage project team members.

To be successful candidates must have a proven track record in the delivery of ground engineering projects in the UK and be fully conversant with the technical standards that apply to the rail environment.

Job Duties include:

  • Close support to our senior team in project delivery and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • Mentoring of junior staff, supporting them to achieve chartered status.

  • Developing Client Relationship and being the interface with Client.

  • Active input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Prepare fee bids and proposals, including cost estimate and programme for new job opportunities.

  • Ensure rigorous adherence to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

  • Undertaking geotechnical calculations for design of earthwork and rock cutting repairs (ie. slope stability, rock fall analysis, soil nail design etc.).

  • Preparing, checking and reviewing geotechnical assessment reports, works options forms, Form 001, Form 002 and Form 003, specifications construction drawings, and CDM risk assessment.

  • Site inspections.

  • Construction site supervision and support.

Minimum Requirements

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects.​​​​​​​ It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

  • 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 and documents.

  • You will have a good knowledge of the Network Rail design and reporting processes.

  • A wide range of experience, knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering and/or engineering geology.

  • A strong working knowledge of UK ground conditions and ground investigation practice.

  • Geotechnical Engineer candidates must have strong analytical skills and in-depth experience in the geotechnical design of earthworks. Experience in numerical modelling using PLAXIS and similar software is desirable, but not essential.

  • Engineering Geology candidates will be familiar with soil and rock slopes engineering and the use of slope stability software like Slope/W.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • Candidates should be willing to travel within the north of England.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering with a bias towards geotechnics (Geotechnical Engineer candidates).

  • BSc/MSci in Geology, Engineering Geology or Earth Science (Engineering Geology candidates).

  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology is desirable.

  • Chartered Geologist or Engineer status.

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256079BR

Additional Locations UK - Cumbria Westlakes, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - Nottingham Regan Way

Virtual: 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.