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AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

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.

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.

Job Description

Job Duties include

  • Perform as Technical Lead for small to medium projects, as well as individual geotechnical tasks of larger multidisciplinary projects.

  • Effectively manage project teams and deliver project work to given deadlines and to the expected levels of quality.

  • Act as a Line Manager for junior employees, supporting them in achieving their professional development objectives and career aspirations.

  • Undertake senior design checks and reviews of work carried out by others.

  • Support our Technical Directors and Associates in work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • Establish and consolidate professional relationships with internal as well external Clients, maximising the chances of future work winning.

  • Champion AECOM’s values and aspirations in achieving Technical Excellence, Quality, Health and Safety, EDI and ESG objectives.

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, supporting them to develop and achieve chartered status, acting as DE or SCE as needed.

  • Support and proactively contribute to practice development and innovation.

  • Represent AECOM in internal and external Client meetings, being able to negotiate and manage Client expectations as well as proactively contribute to ensure Client satisfaction is maintained.

  • Preparing fee bids and proposals for internal and external clients.

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


Minimum Requirements:

  • Post-graduate experience in an engineering consultancy or technical department of building contractor / geotechnical supplier.

  • Proven experience in successfully leading project teams and delivering projects, from feasibility to detailed design stages.

  • Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Being commercially aware and capable of effectively manage scope change to maximise revenue and avoid overspending.

  • Being able to act as deputy Project Manager, supporting the PMs with providing updates on progress on project tasks, monitor expenditure, capture scope and programme changes.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports and documents.

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

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

  • Strong analytical skills and in-depth experience in the geotechnical design of foundations, earthworks and retaining structures.

  • Knowledge and experience of the application of the CDM Regulations.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • Candidates should be willing to travel within the UK(willingness to travel internationally desirable).

Optional Requirements:

Specific experience in one or more of the following fields would be advantageous:

  • Design of high-rise commercial and residential developments in urban environments.

  • Numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction problems, e.g. Finite and Discrete Element Analysis software (PLAXIS, RS2, FLAC, etc).

  • Coding proficiency, e.g. Python, Excel VBA, etc.

  • Supervision and management of structural and infrastructural construction works.

  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and seismic soil-structure interaction analysis.

  • Large structure and infrastructure multidisciplinary design projects.

  • Overseas experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.

  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable but not essential.

  • Chartered Engineer status.

Additional Information

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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10071439

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid