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Engineering Geologist, Dubai

  • Job reference: ME-005897
  • Sector: Buildings, Geomatics, Geotechnics, Infrastructure
  • Location: Dubai
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Why not...

We have an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Engineering Geologist. This is an excellent opportunity to take a pivotal role in our very successful Geotechnical engineering team in Dubai. The candidate should be experienced in engineering geological and geohazard investigations, particularly for civil engineering purposes. This experience should be applicable to a wide range of ground engineering environments and preferably include work in the Middle East.
As one of the world’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 300 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. 
Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the Middle East and internationally. Our engineering geologists make an important contribution to our projects and are the lead geotechnical discipline when there are particularly challenging geological conditions and geohazards. We need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water) and the energy sectors.
The successful applicant will be an Engineering Geologist with a proven technical track record in major international projects.

Candidates should have: 
  • A strong academic background with good academic qualifications - as a minimum first degree in geology or geography and a second degree in engineering geology or with a large component of engineering geology / geomorphology. 
  • Approaching or working towards Chartered status
  • Excellent technical experience. Experience of engineering geological and geohazard investigations of sites for civil engineering purposes, ideally with experience of working in the Middle East.
  • The candidate’s technical experience should range from terrain evaluation of large areas to the detailed investigation of specific sites. It should include (as a minimum) landslide investigations and the assessment of ground conditions for particular projects. An ability to use engineering geological software would be an advantage, particularly GIS for mapping and 3-dimensional terrain and geological modelling.
  • Experience in the following sectors would be advantageous: rail, highways, nuclear facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines and oil and gas facilities.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the experience of developing and leading investigation and design teams
  • Good communication skills - able to liaise effectively at project manager and project director level and with clients.
  • Good report writing skills and the ability to self-check and to produce high quality and accurate work.
  • Able to demonstrate good people skills and fit within the current team dynamic.
  • A clear willingness to travel on short assignments in and around the Middle East.
  • An international or equivalent driving licence.

Rewards & Benefits

Atkins’ competitive core benefits package includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 working days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin


Next Steps

All applications will be reviewed against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.



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