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AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Mining Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

AECOM UK & Ireland Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has Principal level vacancies in all locations. Full and part time roles are available.

The Practice covers all elements of Ground Engineering serving a wide range of end markets including some key specialisms in tunnelling, rock engineering and large linear infrastructure development.

AECOM’s Ground Engineering specialists provide one-stop access to services from feasibility studies, site investigation, interpretation, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works. We work for leading UK&I and global clients and have current commissions of varying scale across all sectors, including projects such as Thames Tideway, HS2, Neom (Saudi Arabia), Hinkley Point C and Lower Thames Crossing.

We would be particularly interested in talking to geologists, geotechnical and mining engineers with an interest and experience in dealing with historical legacy mining issues. Our Remedial mining team has grown substantially over the past year with major work streams being direct for Network Rail, HS2 and the Northumberland Line Project and consequently we require a motivated individual to lead the delivery of mining remedial projects from desk study through to works implementation and reporting. Experience and knowledge of mining plans and a demonstrable experience of the preparation of Coal Mining Risk Assessments will be required if applying for this position.

We require self-driven ambitious team players with a blend of technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience. The successful candidates will be required to take the lead for day to day delivery of wide-ranging projects and tasks, ensuring industry leading technical quality and adherence to budget and programme.

The positions will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, and who are happy to work with staff from across the business on multi-sector schemes.

Key daily activities will include preparing fee proposals for external and internal clients and leading by example input to projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design. All whilst adhering to AECOMs mandatory health and safety and governance procedures.

The positions offer the right candidates the opportunity to progress within a leading global consultancy firm with both offices targeted for expansion and growth in the geotechnical field in the coming years.

To be successful candidates must have a proven track record in the delivery of ground engineering projects in the UK and be fully conversant with the technical standards that apply.

Job Duties include:

  • Close support to our Technical Directors and Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction,

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, supporting them to develop and achieve chartered status,

  • Support practice development, innovation, and thought leadership with a view to publishing papers, journal articles and the promotion of the business through industry awards,

  • Active input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts,

  • Preparing fee bids and proposals for internal and external clients,

  • Preparing, checking and reviewing a wide range of technical documents,

  • Ensure rigorous adherence to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 and documents.

  • A wide range of experience, knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering and/or engineering geology.

  • A strong working knowledge of UK ground conditions and ground investigation practice.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • You will preferably have good knowledge of Network Rail and Highways England design and reporting processes.

  • Candidates should be willing to travel within the UK.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering Geology or Earth Science.

  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable

  • Chartered Geologist or Engineer status is required or you must be on track to achieve this within the next 6 months.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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 - Civil

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251043BR

Additional Locations UK - Chesterfield, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

Virtual: 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.