Senior Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer

AECOM

Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Job Summary:

AECOM's Ground Engineering team in Chelmsford is seeking a Senior Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer 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. Extensive experience in Ground Investigation, from inception to completion is required.

To be successful the candidate will have a minimum of five 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 with added responsibilities in team leadership, mentoring of junior staff and control of project budget and programme. 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.

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
  • Reporting to the design team leader you will interface directly with other ground engineering team members, from graduates to Directors and with other internal design teams and various disciplines.
  • 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:

  • You will have 5 and up to 10 years relevant experience enabling you to have developed a range of engineering geological 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.
  • A PhD in an appropriate subject would be an advantage.
  • Chartered with The ICE or IMMM or the Geological Society of London, EurGeol.

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