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Our Ground Engineering UK&I team comprises 200 staff and provides services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works in UK&I and overseas. We support internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road, rail, airports, ports and harbours, flood alleviation, nuclear power and waste management, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation.
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. 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.
Geotechnical and Engineering Geology graduates at AECOM will work on a range of projects, involving work such as:
Desk studies, site inspections, rockface surveys and geomorphological mapping
Contribute to the planning and procurement of ground investigations
Supervise ground investigation fieldwork
Geological interpretation and preparation of interpretative reports
Analysis of geotechnical data, preparation of ground models, design and reporting on foundations, retaining walls, soil slope stability, earthworks, rock slope stabilisation
AECOM has a range of 2D and 3D numerical analysis software, candidates with an interest in this area will have the opportunity to develop modelling skills.
A degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above
An MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, or Engineering Geology would be an advantage (essential for candidates holding a BSc in Geology)
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office is essential, and competent use of ACAD/ Civil 3D software is desirable
Candidates with Geotechnical work experience would be preferred although this is not essential
Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications (ICE, IOM3 or The Geological Society)
Demonstrable interest in geotechnical projects and in promoting geotechnical activities with our internal clients
Flexible and willing to work away from home on sites and occasionally in other offices
Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions
Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing
Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering
- Slope Stability