AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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AECOM UK & Ireland Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has Principal level vacancies in Newcastle. Both full time and part time roles are available.
The Practice covers all elements of Ground Engineering serving a wide range of end markets including some key specialisms in tunnelling and large linear infrastructure development.
AECOM’s Ground Engineering specialists provide one-stop access to services in feasibility studies, ground investigation, interpretation, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works. We work for leading UK&I and international clients and have commissions of varying scale across all sectors, including projects such as Northumberland Line, Thames Tideway, HS2, Neom (Saudi Arabia), Hinkley Point C nuclear power station deep temporary excavations and onshore tunnels and Lower Thames Crossing Ground.
We require ambitious team players with the technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take day to day responsibility for delivery of projects and tasks, ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme. The positions will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, prepare fee proposals for external and internal clients and lead the input to projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design.
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.
Job Duties include
Close support to our Technical Directors and Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.
On the job mentoring of junior staff, supporting them to develop and achieve chartered status.
Support practice development and innovation.
Active input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.
Preparing fee bids and proposals for internal and external clients.
Preparing, checking and reviewing a wide range of technical documents
Ensure rigorous adherence to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.
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.
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.
Clean driving licence.
You will preferably have good knowledge of Network Rail and Highways England design and reporting processes.
Candidates should be willing to travel within the UK.
BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.
BSc/MSci in Engineering Geology or Earth Science.
MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable
Chartered Geologist or Engineer status is required or you must be on track to achieve this within the next 6 months.
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. 260051BR
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.