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Principal Geotechnical Engineer


St Albans, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Environment
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
Our Ground Engineering team in St Albans is currently looking for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with extensive experience of providing geotechnical design input to a variety of engineering projects. The candidate will be working predominantly on projects associated with the buildings and water sectors but provide support to projects in other offices, which currently include tunneling, remediation and nuclear schemes. AECOM ground engineering is currently expanding its capability to provide a more comprehensive offering to our major clients.

The team provides services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design and construction on a wide range of contracts and also supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a Ground Engineering interface. Our Local Ground Engineering team is currently involved in a number of high profile projects with a variety of clients.

We have an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Detailed earthworks design and ground modelling for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Earthworks and Preliminary Works Contract.
Design of the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Earthworks and Slope Remediation Schemes for Network Rail on the East Coast Main Line, Midlands and West Coast Mainline
Multi-million pound regeneration of Brent Cross, including highway, local waterway and bridge design.
Slope remediation schemes for Highways England in Area 4
Foundation and tunnelling design for Stockholm Bypass
Lead Designer for Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements Phase iv
New Cameroon National Stadium

Job Responsibilities:
Scoping, tendering and administering ground investigations and acting as the Engineer;
Design of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement;
Reporting to the design team leader you will also interface directly with other ground engineering team members, from graduate 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 of others, particularly junior staff, if and when required;
Establishing strong working relationships with other internal teams, ensuring there is regular liaison;
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.

Minimum Requirements
You will be a geotechnical engineer with a proven track record in the successful technical delivery of projects;
You will be able to write clear and concise technical reports;
You will have a valid UK driving licence;
Due to the location of some of the projects you must be willing to travel within the UK.

Preferred Qualifications
A first degree in Civil Engineering, although individuals with an Engineering Geology or similar background will be considered
You will have a MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or similar
Chartered Engineer with ICE, IOM3 or equivalent

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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