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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

AECOM

London, United Kingdom

Why Choose AECOM? 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.

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Job Summary Our Ground Engineering team in Croydon is currently recruiting for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with extensive experience of providing geotechnical design input to a variety of engineering projects. The Croydon office is a major AECOM engineering hub with over 400 staff working predominantly within the Transportation (Road and Rail), Water, Tunnel, Building and Places and Environment sectors and the successful candidate will form part of our established and highly experienced ground engineering team providing local office project support but additionally support to projects in others offices with an associated diverse work load.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten year’s relevant experience, be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry with a proven track record in the technical delivery of projects and be fully conversant with the standards that apply throughout the industry. We are looking for an ambitious team player with strong development skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team. As a design hub for numerical analysis with extensive use of PLAXIS 2D and 3D, knowledge of numerical analysis software would be beneficial.

AECOM has 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:
Scoping, tendering and administering ground investigations and acting as the Engineer;
Design of geotechnical works including slopes, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks, strengthened earthworks and ground improvement;
Production of geotechnical reporting, specification and contract documentation;

Minimum Requirements
You will be a geotechnical engineer with a proven track record in the successful technical delivery of projects;
Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment;
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports, specifications and contract documents;

Preferred Qualifications
A degree in Civil Engineering although individuals with an Engineering Geology or similar background will be considered.
You will have an 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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