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Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job reference: IF-002266
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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We have opportunities for dynamic and motivated Geotechnical Engineer. We are seeking experienced Geotechnical Engineers to join our geotechnical teams working in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

As one of the UK’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 250 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 UK and internationally. 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 sector, which includes carbon capture & storage, renewable energy (wind, current and hydro-power), low carbon engineering, offshore and onshore oil & gas and nuclear power.

As a result, we’re looking to grow our team and looking for people with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector. We have offices throughout the UK and depending on the particular skillset and experience of the applicant we may consider locating the role in one of our UK hub offices (Epsom, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Warrington, Leeds & Glasgow), although other locations may be considered.

Candidates should have the right flair and ability that will help us develop and expand our infrastructure and energy geotechnics capability by building on the existing portfolio of our rapidly expanding, flexible and outward looking team that can tackle work across a broad spectrum of sectors.

The applicant will be required to carry out the geotechnical design of foundations for offshore and onshore structures including windfarms and oil and gas facilities. They will also be required to design and specify ground investigations for energy and infrastructure projects, be able to interpret the results from the investigations and to calculate the relevant geotechnical parameters.

Applicant to be a Geotechnical Engineer with a proven technical, commercial and project management track record. Excellent technical skills are required relevant to our work in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The applicant will require:
A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent) , at or approaching Chartered status
Proven experience of acting as a geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs
Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work.
A flair for innovation
A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas

Training and Development
The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies. Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career. At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of their position or experience.

Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring. We also have our Ground Engineering Academy to provide structured support and encouragement to staff in their progression to chartership. Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries.

We have also increased our investment even further by launching our Ground Engineering Professionals Programme, facilitating strong professional development to match the passion and skills of our talented people post-chartership.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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.

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