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Assistant Geotechnical Engineer / Geotechnical Engineer

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  • Posted:
    1 year ago
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    Geotechnical Engineer
  • Deadline:
    February 24, 2024

Our Client has an opportunity for an Assistant Geotechnical Engineer / Geotechnical Engineer, ideally located in the North of the UK to support their impressive portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects both in the UK and internationally.

Our client needs to increase their team to meet the growing demands from their clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water) and the energy sector which includes carbon capture & storage, renewable energy, low carbon engineering and nuclear power.

We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. Our client has the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.


The candidate will have a degree in civil engineering or geology with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject. The ideal candidate will be approaching chartership or already holding chartered status as either a civil engineer or geologist.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience in either the infrastructure sector (highways, rail or water geotechnics) or the energy sector.
  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent).
  • Chartered status or approaching chartered status.
  • Proven experience of working in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment.
  • Proven geotechnical design experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
  • A valid UK driving licence preferred.
  • Office location can be discussed at interview.


Flexible Working 

Our client recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. they support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how they can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, they understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default, our client offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Their IT systems support homeworking, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Our client will work for you.  Similarly, our client provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and they run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.


Rewards and Benefits

Our client offers a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year, plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing they provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Their offices run their own sports and social clubs providing a wide range of activities.  You will also have access to Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.


Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Our Client is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where everyone can be themselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, they offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, they value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.



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