AECOM Engineering Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Essex, Chelmsford

Alternate Locations UK - London

Job Summary

Our Ground Engineering team in Chelmsford is seeking Geotechnical Engineers/ Engineering Geologists experienced in providing specialist input to a range of civil engineering projects such as highways, railways, residential and commercial developments, harbours, coastal stability, infrastructure and flood defences. Experience in Ground Investigation, from inception to completion is required.

To be successful the candidate will have a minimum of three years relevant experience, be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry with a proven track record in the delivery of technical projects and be fully conversant with the standards that apply throughout the industry. We are looking for an ambitious team player with good basic skills, knowledge and experience that he/she is now ready to develop into a more senior role. The position will suite a person who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.

Office Overview:

Our Ground Engineering team in the UK comprises around 190 staff, providing one-stop access to a variety of services. The Basingstoke office traditionally has a diverse range of interesting projects in the UK and overseas and over nearly 100 years has built a reputation for successfully delivering ground engineering schemes in the UK and many other countries. We are looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical ability 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 on a wide range of contracts and supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a Ground Engineering interface. Our clients are from the private and public sector and our leading UK clients include Highways England, Network Rail, HCA, BP. Shell, Thames Water, Environment Agency and numerous Local Authorities, as well as leading contractors and developers.

Projects:

We have an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects including:

  • Detailed earthworks design and ground modelling for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Earthworks and Preliminary Works Contract.

  • Riyadh Metro: Design of viaduct foundations and Mechanically Stabilised Walls

  • Tideway: Input into the permanent design of the tunnel, shafts, retaining walls, earthworks, marine structures and other assets with soil structure interaction and damage assessment of third party asset

  • A130: Remediation of failed highway embankments from design to construction supervision of the remedial works

  • Design of the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

  • High Speed 2 provision of engineering and environmental services

Job Responsibilities:

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 Investigation Supervisor.

  • Collating, manipulating and interpreting data to provide reliable design parameters

  • Design of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement

  • 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

  • Carry out regular design reviews in accordance with the company Quality Management System

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Desk studies and walkover surveys.

  • Ground investigation - scoping, specifying, supervising, logging, interpretation of GI data, derivation of design parameters and production of Ground Investigation Reports to EC-7.

  • Geotechnical design – slope stability and earthworks design and the opportunity to get involved in design of shallow and piled foundations and retaining walls using a range of software. Where appropriate you will contribute to Geotechnical Design Reports to EC-7.

  • 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. Depending on your interest there is the option to become involved in the management of projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant experience enabling you to have developed a range of relative 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 and Geo5 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An MSc in Earth Sciences is essential.

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

  • Working towards Chartered status with the Geological Society of London, or CEng with the ICE or IMMM.

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 Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200596BR

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.