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about 1 year ago
Location: Chesterfield
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - , Chesterfield

Job Summary

AECOM is currently recruiting for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established Ground Engineering team of 35 staff in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

We require an ambitious team player of chartered status with several years’ experience in geotechnical fieldwork, desk studies, design and factual and interpretative reporting, and experience in detailed design of earthworks, deep and shallow foundations and retaining structures, in particular for Highway and Rail projects.

Nationally our Ground Engineering team comprises some 190 staff and provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works. We work for leading UK clients including Highways England, Network Rail, Homes England, Local Authorities, as well as for leading contractors and developers and for overseas clients.

Our Chesterfield team supports internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road, rail and airport infrastructure, flood alleviation, nuclear power and waste management, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation, and Local Authority projects.

We have an impressive portfolio of regional and national projects including Thames Tideway, Lower Thames Crossing ground investigations, HS2, Mersey Gateway, Hinkley C nuclear power station, M6 21a to 26 Smart motorway, A303 Stonehenge road improvement.

The successful applicant will provide specialist technical support to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget. The role will involve undertaking and managing desk studies, ground investigation planning and direction, interpretation, design and reporting of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement.

You will work under the supervision of a senior team leader and must have strong behavioural competencies with respect to client care, collaborative working, responsibility, accuracy and quality of work and management and mentoring of junior staff.

Minimum Requirements


Strong problem solving and inter-personal skills. Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients.


Ensuring that Health and Safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.


Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write concise technical reports is essential.


Highly numerate with experience of routine design software for data manipulation and geotechnical design.


Capability and experience in numerical modelling using FEM software would be of benefit.


Appreciation of relevant Eurocodes and UK standards and specifications, in particular those of Highways England and Network Rail would be advantageous.


Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.


Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK if required by work demand.


Potential and desire to progress to a more senior position.

Preferred Qualifications


A degree in Civil Engineering and a relevant post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred.


Chartered Engineer (preferably MICE).

As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.

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 - Civil

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 220205BR

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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