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AECOM Senior Rail Geotechnics Engineer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

​​​​​​​AECOM UK & Ireland Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has 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 tunneling, rock engineering and large linear infrastructure development.

  • We have an exciting increasing portfolio of rail geotechnical work across the UK. We are looking to develop a self motivated railway experienced Engineer to deliver across our client base.

  • 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, 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 railway engineering projects in the UK and be fully conversant with the technical standards that apply.

Minimum Requirements

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

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.

  • 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

  • BSc/BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering with a bias towards geotechnics (Geotechnical Engineer candidates).

  • BSc/MSc in Geology, Engineering Geology or Earth Science (Engineering Geology candidates).

  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineer

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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. 254876BR

Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, 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.

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