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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Basingstoke, 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. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

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Job Summary
We are currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our busy team in our centrally located Basingstoke office at either Engineer or Senior Engineer level depending upon experience.

We currently have nearly 200 geotechnical staff in our UK&I team, with around 16 Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists located in Basingstoke providing geotechnical design services to our internal and external clients.

As a Senior/Geotechnical 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 ground investigation supervision, interpretation of investigation data, derivation of design parameters, geotechnical designs for offshore structures, building foundations, earthworks and retaining walls, including soil/structure interaction, allowable bearing pressure and settlement assessment using commercial software such as the Oasys Suite, WALLAP, Frew, the GeoSlope Suite and Plaxis.

You will also contribute or lead the preparation of the Geotechnical Design Report and provision of technical notes to internal clients.

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 engineers 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
To be successful in this role we are looking for candidates with the following;

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.
A range of design experience including foundations, retaining walls, soil nails, reinforced soil, earthworks and ground improvement.
Experience of using geotechnical software such as SlopeW, WALLAP, Oasys Suite. Experience of finite element analysis using Plaxis would be an advantage.
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.

Preferred Qualifications
A civil engineering first degree (BSc, BEng or MEng) is essential. A masters or PhD in a geotechnical subject would be an advantage. MICE CEng is required for the senior post and for the engineer grade you should have made progress towards gaining chartered status through the ICE.

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