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AECOM Senior Engineering Geologist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

Our Ground Engineering (GE) team in Basingstoke is seeking a Senior Engineering Geologist experienced in providing specialist input to a range of civil engineering projects such as highways, railways, residential and commercial developments, harbours, coastal stability, infrastructure and flood defences.

To be successful the candidate will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry with a proven track record in the delivery of technical projects and be fully conversant with the standards that apply throughout the industry. We are looking for an ambitious team player with the technical skills, knowledge and experience to take responsibility for technical quality, budget control of projects and provide leadership to junior staff. The position will suit a person who can lead the geological input to projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation to final design.

Office Overview:

Our Ground Engineering team in the UK comprises around 190 staff, providing a comprehensive geotechnical service. The Basingstoke office traditionally has a diverse range of interesting projects in the UK and overseas and over nearly 100 years has built a reputation for successfully delivering ground engineering schemes in the UK and many other countries. We are looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical ability that share our enthusiasm and determination to deliver innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions.

The team provides Ground Engineering input including , desk studies feasibility, ground investigations, detailed design, construction drawings and specifications and construction supervision on a wide range of engineering projects. Our leading UK clients include Highways England, Network Rail, Thames Water, Environment Agency, Heathrow Airport, Rolls-Royce various Local Authorities, as well as leading contractors and developers.


AECOM GE has an impressive recent portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects including:

  • Detailed earthworks design and ground modelling for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Earthworks and Preliminary Works Contract.

  • Multi-million pound regeneration of Brent Cross Shopping Centre, including highway, local waterway and bridge design.

  • Design of the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

  • Detailed design of the Phase IV coastal stabilisation works at Lyme Regis.

  • Design reviews/feasibility studies for new LNG port facilities in Ghana and Brazil.

  • Desk studies and ground investigation for Heathrow Terminal 2 Baggage Handling Facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring collaborative working within a multi-disciplinary design team, to ensure work packages are delivered on time and within budget

  • Arranging and reviewing the results of desk studies and walkover surveys.

  • Leading a team that scopes, specifies, supervises and reports on Ground investigations in accordance with EC-7 and BSEN 5930.

  • Inputting to Geotechnical design of slopes and earthworks design as well as shallow and piled foundations and retaining walls. Where appropriate you will contribute to or oversee production of Geotechnical Design Reports to EC-7.

  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior staff.

  • Carrying out regular design reviews in accordance with the company Quality Management System

Minimum Requirements

  • As a Senior Engineering Geologist you will have relevant experience enabling you to have developed a range of engineering geological knowledge and skills.

  • You will have a working knowledge of UK geology, engineering geology and ground investigation practice.

  • You will be able to describe soils and rocks, appreciate geomorphological features, record your findings and write clear and concise reports.

  • You will have used software such as SlopeW, gINT/Holebase and the Rocscience suite and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of CAD and geotechnical software such as the Oasys suite, REPUTE, PLAXIS and WALLAP would be an advantage.

  • You will be familiar with the UK Specification for Ground Investigation, the ICC Conditions of Contract and standards including BS5930 and BS1377 and be able to prepare specifications and contract documents.

  • You should be willing to travel within the UK and overseas for limited periods

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the industry with a demonstrable experience in UK soils and the technical support of projects and be conversant with the standards that apply.

  • You will have a valid UK driving licence;

Preferred Qualifications

  • A BSc, MSci or MSc in earth sciences focusing on geology and engineering geology is essential.

  • Chartered with the Geological Society of London or equivalent is essential.

  • Qualifications that include geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology or other related subjects would be an advantage.

  • A PhD in an appropriate subject would be an advantage

As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Geology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213200BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations