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8 months ago
Location: Basingstoke
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

AECOM is currently recruiting for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established and experienced Ground Engineering team in Basingstoke.

As a Senior Civil Engineer you will have the following responsibilities:


Contribution to civil engineering projects in the UK and overseas such as ports, airports, road and rail, structures, coastal defences and water projects. The Senior role will include elements of project planning and budget control.


Tasks will include, interpretation of ground investigation data, derivation of design parameters, geotechnical designs for offshore structures, building foundations, pile capacity and drivability, earthworks and retaining walls, including soil/structure interaction, allowable bearing pressure and settlement assessment using commercial software such as the Oasys Suite, WALLAP, Frew, GRLWeap, the GeoSlope Suite and Plaxis. You will also contribute or lead the preparation of the Geotechnical Design Report and provision of technical notes and liaise with other design teams.

You will attend meetings with contractors and clients, both external and internal and provide geotechnical input to multi-disciplinary project design teams.



Under the supervision of more senior engineer you will carry out engineering design, visit sites and write reports.


You will take responsibility for delivery of small projects or parts of projects and will assist in the internal checking and review of work by other members of the geotechnical team. In due course you will become involved in bidding for jobs and programme and budget control and mentoring junior staff.

Minimum Requirements


Experience of working in a geotechnical design office working to EuroCode 7.


Working knowledge of ground investigation methods, soil and rock parameter selection, design of shallow footings, piles and retaining walls.


Experience of geotechnical software such as that listed above. Experience of finite element analysis using Plaxis or similar is essential.


Good communication skills both oral and written are required, some experience of writing technical reports, specifications and contract documents will be an advantage.


Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas for limited periods is essential and previous site and/or overseas experience will be an advantage.


Chartered member of ICE.

Preferred Qualifications


A civil engineering first degree (BSc, BEng or MEng) is required. A masters or PhD in a geotechnical subject would be an advantage.


MICE CEng is required.


At least five years of geotechnical design experience.

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. 203598BR

Clearance Required 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.

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